Listen if you like: Radiohead, Chelou, Hand Habits, Katie Von Schleicher, Elliott Smith
Listen when: You travel – soothes your soul and takes you to place that isn’t the train to work on a bleak hump-day morning.
Live Review: The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington, London
An early week-day gig that caught me a little off guard at times, shed a tear to a couple of tracks, but I’m a tough cookie, I promise…
The gig set up was your typical d-i-y pub basement set up, an eager audience pilling up onto the stairs and spilling onto the stage, a small fold out table cluttered with merch – it’s nice to see that tapes are coming back thick and fast, so get on eBay kids and grab yourself a portable tape machine, before you know it, all your favourites will be on the trusty analogue (including FramesPersecond by your new hero Laucan).
As we make our way through the set, there is this realisation, this transcendence, the music has carried us to somewhere new. Turning the boxed in, heavy- felt venue into a light, tranquil eden.
Nature is felt throughout the set, heightened in Up Tomorrow, where we hear birds and trippy echoes. Music that feels like you’re running through an enchanted forest that opens out onto a cliff side and your faced with all of earth’s elements. Pretty cool considering you’re in a blacked out basement in east London. This is why I have high hopes for Laucan and his band, to create something this well constructed so early on, you can only imagine the visuals and stage setting when the set grows more popular and bigger venues pop up under Laucan’s name and they will play these big venues.
Laucan on Up Tomorrow video:
“The images have the effect of removing you somewhat from your body and changing your perception of the surrounding environment. Somehow that feeling of floating outside of yourself resonates in the song, and the video’s pace fits this. It’s a good combination of realism and psychedelia.”
I Want Out features on the AzucarMag August Playlist on Spotify. Listen here.