|The Indigo Project|
It was always going to be a notably triumphant show, and the band definitely had a lot to celebrate; their first ever headline show in York was sold out, and this came just one day after the release of resplendent new single 'Suburban'. From the second they took to the stage and launched into 'Loosen Up', they had their audience in the palm of their hands and pulled off an dynamic, note-perfect performance. Their set was the perfect blend of both old and new music, which displayed just how far they've come in the year since their debut EP was released. Their youthful confidence, coupled with an incontestably powerful stage presence and charisma aplenty leaves me in doubt that The Indigo Project are well on their way to sealing their place as one of the most exciting live acts around.
Special mention must go to supporting band, York based Cry Baby, who seriously impressed me with their polished and ebullient performance and have one of the most incredible drummers I have ever seen. Throughout the course of their set, they threw a couple of covers of well known indie-rock anthems into the equasion... but I definitely think they're good enough to pull off a great performance without any covers incorporated into their set, as the quality of their own music is incredibly high. It's always refreshing to see a young band with such zeal and promise, not to mention a real knack for songcraft. I look forward to seeing what they do next.