Coach Party

What a great evening at the Corn Exchange. Three artists who previously impressed at the Horn, returning on the same bill to provide an enjoyably evening of music.

Opening the evening was Fiona Lee. A singer songwriter from Yorkshire. Unlike many female solo artists who opt for a more delicate vocal, Fiona’s vocals are all rock, deep and rich. She would make a great front woman for a band at the heavier end of indie. Closing her set, she moved away from the mic and sang out into the room.

Stockholm band, Girl Scout impressed me when they played the Horn. Tonight on a bigger stage, the were even more impressive. At times Emma Jansson’s vocals remind be of Alvvays, which isn’t a bad thing. Although on record they have a breezy indie sound. Live, through their guitarist Viktor Spasov, the sound is more expansive and expressive. At one point Emma joked that Viktor likes jazz and you could hear that in his playing.

With such a strong lineup, headliners Coach Party knew they couldn’t slack and didn’t fail to impress. They remind me a bit of early Wolf Alice before they were overproduced. Songs structured around a tuneful indie rock quiet/loud, slow/fast structure. ‘Can’t Talk, Won’t’ could be a Wolf Alice track. But there’s more than enough space for a female fronted Indie rock band playing this kind of music. Why should it be limited to the boys? At the end of the gig, the band were joined by Girl Scout and Fiona Lee for a joyous singalong. A great night of music as part of IVW.