Gig Review: Kitty The Lion At Bar Bloc, Glasgow

Posted in Music, Reviews
By Eva Alex Liu on 6 Sep 2012

Friday August 31st at Glasgow’s Bar Bloc, Kitty The Lion graced the stage with a bold and beautiful indie set. It was packed with energetic guitars, strong vocal harmonies and a twist of unconventional lyrics; both lighthearted and sincere. The cogs that put the Glasgwegian indie folk 5-piece in motion were Anna Meldrum (vocals), Alan Langdon (bass), Callum Wiseman (guitar), Nick Roan (drums) and Midnight Lion’s Stuart Brock (keyboards). The venue provided an intimate cosy space which allowed the vibrant spirit of the songs to pulsate through the audience.

Anna’s Scottish accent stood out in the lead vocals helping to bring a distinctive yet mellifluous presence to the songs without overpowering the rest of the instrumentation. The songs’ poppy and charming energy was well coupled with the gritty folk characteristic of the band (not to mention a pleasant harmonica cameo). Highlights of the set were ‘Lion In The Bed’ and ‘Bird Flu’.

Kitty The Lion advocate a fresh optimistic dynamic within the folk pop genre. They embody an authenticity combining many great elements akin to their peers within Glasgow’s music scene.

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