Live Review: Kitsuné Maison at Scala

Posted in Club Nights, Music, Reviews
By Sam Bathe on 5 Jul 2009


To celebrate the release of the next instalment in their amazing Maison compilations, Kitsuné took over Scala, London, on Saturday 20th June. Put on in association with Neon Noise Project, in between the bands much-hyped DJ duo Aeroplane spun electro tracks from throughout the decades, but the real attraction were the live performances on offer.

First up were Chew Lips (above), and though we were expecting a lot from this London three-piece bar singe ‘Solo’, front-woman Tigs was very frustrating in both vocal performance and on-stage demeanour.


Delphic, however, were a completely different story. Playing almost non-stop to try and pack in as many tracks as possible and blending their tracks seamlessly, the band’s New-Order-esque electro went down a storm. From the stunning ‘Doubt’ to Maison compilation offering ‘Counterpoint’, it’s no surprise Bloc Party plucked Delphic out to support them for their recent Olympia dates. You’ll be seeing a lot from Delphic in the coming months.


Headliners for the night, and on Kitsuné’s own label, autoKratz worked the crowd into a frenzy with their pumping rave-disco sound. Despite looking like he need to dash for the bathroom for the entire set, Russell on synth and laptop/mixer set the beat for vocalist David to jump about and scream out the band’s minimalistic lyrics. Though their music doesn’t have quite the power of peers The Whip, autoKratz still have a lot going for them and are more than worth checking out.


Last of the major acts on the night was We Have Band, whom after touring almost every London club at the start of the year, have taken a little time out recently to finish up new tracks for their album. Breakthrough single ‘Hear It In The Cans’ was always going to steal the show but the rest of their music is far from lagging behind and proved a fitting end to the electro affair.

Hopefully it isn’t too long until Kitsuné Maison Vol. 8.

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