Blaue Blume at Old Blue Last
At some gigs you know exactly what you’re going to get: whether it’s an aged rock band playing a huge stadium show, an upcoming flavour of the month playing to a sea of new fans, or an established act playing a set of well-known hits. Tonight none of these things apply.
Blaue Blume are an interesting act who have yet to establish themselves in any mainstream sense. They have had limited success on YouTube, however a quick Google search will soon tell you that they currently sit in second place to a blue flower of the same name in terms of popularity. Tonight we ventured down to a Shoreditch pub to see what the night would hold for this obscure four-piece outfit.
The first gaze into the top-floor pub venue gives a fairly good clue as to tonight’s vibe: the room is littered with a few people barely in their 20s, gathered around a small intimate stage casually waiting for the headlining band. There is no glamour in tonight’s gig and when Blaue Blume do step out its not before a quick sound check. After a slow build up they finally open, looking like quirky Topshop poster boys.
There is a sharply juxtaposing sound as they play through the opening of their set, as the band strive to create a more generic indie rock noise while Jonas, the lead singer, attempts to sing out a sharp, high-pitched tone that seems abstract from the music. The clashing of the two elements combined with Jonas’ glossy appearance creates some extremely obvious comparisons with The 1975.
While the band have some clear raw talent that is displayed in pockets of whimsical uniqueness, this talent is quite difficult to find. The live sound becomes dreary and generic after a few consecutive songs as Jonas’s voice soon runs out of places to go.
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