British Summer Time Pop-up
The annual British Summer Time events in Hyde Park seem to get bigger each year. Advertised at the last minute was this packed programme of ‘new’ music. Sadly, it was moved at the very last minute from the park. I had been looking forward to a day out in the sun but the Boston Dome was a good substitute as it allowed them to make best use of the stage in the Boston Music room and spread the music over two stages.
Dream Wife opened the evening and went down well with audience. They’ll definitely have won over a new crowd.
Likewise Shame didn’t do themselves any harm, with an excellent set.
Moving upstairs, the Magic Gang were up next. They’re a decent fun band.
I find Spring King a bit hit and miss. They’re never bad. But sometimes I find them a bit bland. Usually it relates to the size of stage. I think it’s because their drummer is the singer. It’s fine in a small location. But in a big location there’s no ‘presence’. Tonight was a better gig. But I wish they had a traditional singer who can hold my attention
Closing the evening were one of my personal favourites, the Wytches. As expected they were on form and the young audience really went for it adding to a great atmosphere. The Wytches new material wasn’t quiet up to the material off their first album, sounding more ‘metal’ than the ‘Nirvana’. But they sound great on a big stage