Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich - 24th
"My daughter asked 'Is this what it's like to take acid?'"
So, a bit
of careful logistical planning, working from home and getting 14 year
old daughter Freya to come straight home after school, sees the two of
us traveling to see Hannah Peel in Norwich.
My daughter has great musical taste (for a 14 year old) and I enjoy
taking her to see bands we both like such as Chvrches, Little Boots and
Le Roux, when the venue permissions allow. Knowing her taste in music I
thought she would enjoy seeing Hannah Peel, although I was slightly
worried about the meeting of two such strong willed redheads!
Norwich Arts Centre is a nice little venue, and after a soft drink in
the bar, we both venture into the auditorium to watch the support act WORMS. I cannot tell you much about
WORMS, as my research on the web did not result in any information, and
even reaching out to Hannah, she was unable to enlighten me, as she
understood they like to keep a very low profile. WORMS were an
interesting outfit comprising of two guys on various electronics and a
drummer on an acoustic drum kit.
Their set comprised one continuous but
very varied piece of sound, in some ways reminiscent of Cabaret Voltaire's more esoteric early
works, with distorted vocals, electronic noises and odd rhythms. I have
to say it was a very interesting set, and it seemed to intrigue the
audience. My daughter asked "Is this
what it's like to take acid?" Not sure I can rate this
performance but if you like strange Avant Guard music, then they are
certainly worth seeing, if they perform again.
Hannah Peel x3
the delightful Hannah Peel, who was again accompanied by her
wonderfully fun and eccentric drummer Daisy Palmer. The on stage
interactions and 'banter' between the two was great and they really
seemed to get into the performance. Hannah as ever did a great
performance on vocals, synth, violin and a music box.
The entire set was incredible with Cars
In The Garden and Tainted Love
being played on the music box, and Hannah
showed her professionalism when the music box jammed part way through
Tainted Love, and she managed
to perform her way through whilst
tweeking the device back into life (but what do you expect if you use
these new-fangled sequencers - LOL). Foreverest
with the line: "I am
still your little girl" resonated with me as I stood next to my
tall 14 year old daughter and it was a great evening.
After the show
Freya managed to speak with Hannah and added to her collection of signed
vinyl (told you she has great taste - can't think where she gets it
from). Overall an excellent performance and lovely evening 8/10 (Freya
rating 10/10 as "The music box was adorable!")
Setlist: All That Matters, Silk Road, Don't Take It
Out On Me, Awake But Always Dreaming, Tenderly, Standing on the Roof of
The World, Hope Lasts, Cars In The Garden, Encore: Foreverest, Conversations,