Packed To The Rafters

Posted in Music
By Sam Bathe on 3 Mar 2008

Club NME at Koko is always packed, but not often by 11pm. Last Friday, however, brought two of music’s brightest talents to London’s best club night. Arguably the larger of the two bands, previously touring for NME and on MTV Gonzo, Operator Please kicked things off. The youngsters are fresh, exciting and lively, prancing about on stage in delicious mock-Tudor clothing and their music was even better.Roaring through the majority of superb debut album ‘Yes Yes Vindictive’, the on-looking crowd were more than happy dance along, pogoing up and down to every beat, treated to, amongst others, ‘Ghost’, ‘Get What You Want’ and ‘Just A Song About Ping Pong’. The biggest cheer came for recent single ‘Leave It Alone’, and the band duly performed a superb extended version. The sub-20 year olds have the world at their feet if they continue in the same vein and will no doubt be headlining big venues across the UK when they’re next over in a few weeks.After an hour of Club NME’s resident DJ, The Ting Tings were up next. Touted in BBC’s Sound of 2008 shortlist, The Ting Tings have been forecasted to have a huge year and it’s no surprise why. Mixing pop with electro, the Salford band are sure to have a bit hit with new single ‘Great DJ’, out now. Full-length ‘We Started Nothing’ won’t be in stores for a couple of months, so catching a live show stands as the best way to get a feel of their music, and we’re hooked already.

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