On Tuesday night, Still Corners took to the Scala stage with their beautiful sounds, gorgeous video clips and one very rad sequined jacket (see: Tessa Murray’s outfit).
For a show opener, Still Corners definitely know how to draw in an impressive crowd – it’s not often anyone but the headlining act can get an audience through the doors at 7:30pm (exceptions definitely apply here).
The opening, “Intro” was mesmerising as the set was swallowed by rows of gleaming red lights and gorgeous synth sounds quickly filled the room. Highlights of the set included the lead single, “Cuckoo” which is always irresistibly cool. With “barely there” instrumentals and beautiful lyrics, the song sounded particularly spectacular as the vocals came from centre stage.
Songwriter/producer Greg Hughes created tracks that were charming and chilling on Creatures of an Hour, but the real feat is in how beautifully they translate on stage. Leon Dufficy and Luke Jarvis deliver an extra layer with their echoing guitars and bursts of (almighty) organ sounds, creating that perfect romantic moment in tunes like “Submarine”. Honourable mentions go to “I Wrote in Blood” and “Endless Summer,” which are personal favourites.
The overall performance created this feeling of one continuous daydream that featured rolling landscapes and floating gowns (sounds pretty awesome right?).
I was most impressed by Tessa Murray’s concentration as she sang each song with a role-playing authority and as if she was a character from the song. With half of her face covered by her blonde locks, she created a cinematic element for the show and an underlying feeling of mystery. This helped to emphasise the mist-like quality of the band and the catalogue of songs.
This is one band that will definitely be making it into my record collection.
You can find the full set-list from Tuesday night’s show below:
I wrote in blood
Into the trees
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