Amelia’s Magazine | Vanbot Live at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen: Review

Vanbot London Live 2015-photo by Amelia Gregory
A few weeks ago I ducked out for the first time in what seems like forever to take in a rare treat: the first and only UK show of Swedish pop sensation Vanbot at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen with MAMA Presents. It takes a lot to drag me out in the evenings these days but I was not alone in being eager to see Ester Ideskog perform live, and the small venue soon filled up. Vanbot was resplendent in a puffy pale pink hooded dress over bare legs with hair scraped back, silhouetted against bursts of purple and pink neon. For the brief half hour set she poured pure passion into tunes from new album Perfect Storm, deftly combining her sweetly yearning vocals with a rich electronic soundscape.

Vanbot London Live 2015-photo by Amelia Gregory 2
Working entirely for herself clearly suits this DIY music making enthusiast but I would love to see her with more resources to create a bigger impact and I hope she will return to the UK soon! Vanbot’s brilliant album Perfect Storm was produced by Johannes Berglund, (of The Knife and I Break Horses, both excellent bands) and I have had it on repeat for the past few weeks – you should check it out too. You can read my recent interview with Vanbot here.

Videos courtesy of ribbled on youtube. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

Categories ,2015, ,Ester Ideskog, ,Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, ,I Break Horses, ,Johannes Berglund, ,live, ,london, ,MAMA Presents, ,Perfect Storm, ,review, ,ribbled, ,The Knife, ,Vanbot

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