Sunday, 21 September 2014

Gig Review - Nieves - King Tut's, 20 September 2014

Nieves opted to deliver an acoustic set last night at King Tut's, and with resonant and pulsating beat box metronomity and soaring piano, vocals and guitar, they underlined the reason for the majority of the crowd tonight who turned up to see them alone.   “This is probably all my family in here tonight” Brendan suggests.  Well, not exactly. I sense a following growing for them.

With three uploads onto SoundCloud this year and airplay on BBC Radio 1, Neives could well be the embodiment of the popularist need for a indie/folk band which takes the baton from Admiral Fallow and Frightened Rabbit. 

A six song set was perfectly chorographed and arranged, and included the full SoundCloud compliment of WinterSymmetry  and newest track Straight Lines.  A performance which was beyond criticism, it was honest and wholesome, and delivered with a real sense of belief and humility which will bode well for their integrity as greater things undoubtedly come.

As a band, they have all the component parts to be something very big.  Which way the path takes them is entirely within their own hands at the moment.  A new release on the horizon and a very promising future beckons.

- Bobby Motherwell

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