Peter Crouch’s silhouette swayed to the sound of Youth Club’s euphoric indie-pop on Tuesday night at The Lexington, and fans of the Essex-based band were glad to be in the company of both musical and footballing talent. Whilst Crouch’s presence was initially a distraction, the room was re-focused by Youth Club’s ease and energy as they swayed and played their way through opening song ‘Breathe’.
Brothers & guitarists, Danny and Joe, stood either side of the stage framing the tropical picture Youth Club presented. Frontman Gerrard had his shirt casually unbuttoned as he commanded the microphone, drummer Rees kept things sharp and steady on his YC logoed drum kit, and Bassist Peter (who joins the boys for live shows), perfectly fitted the band’s sound and aesthetic.
The Lexington was the final stop on the band’s UK Spring tour, which has seen them visit venues between Scotland and Southampton. Their fan base has been steadily increasing with each EP release, and they treated London fans to a mix of tracks from Colours, Brothers and Pressure – including ‘People’, ‘DTLA’, ‘Pressure’ and ‘I Give You My All’ – before closing with the rhythmic and romantic ‘She’s a Dancer’.
It’s easy to see why people describe Youth Club’s sound as ‘infectious’; your feet will involuntarily shuffle to their iridescent, funky tunes. They’re performing at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival in May, so grab a ticket now and make sure you catch them by the seaside this summer!
Support came from the superb JUDAS and HAUS, who will also be at The Great Escape Festival too!