Mitski Roundhouse Gig Review

Mitski Roundhouse Gig Review

by john / Apr 30, 2022 / 0 comments
Thursday, 28 April 2022

After the release of the 80's inspired synth-pop 'Laural Hell' album in Febuary 2022, fans of the alternative artist Mitski were eager for her return as she set on tour through North America and the EU- tocuhing down in the UK April 21st.

Come the 28th of April, the singer-songwriter took her performace to the stage of the Roundhouse, London- and did not cease to impress fans that filled the venue.

As the five-piece band played the synths of her multi-genre album, from dream-pop to 80's inspired indie-rock, the 31-year-old artist performed along with heavilty styalised choreography reflecting the underlining messages within her lyrics, as well as her own feelings towards the songs. A notable example, dancing like a mechanic-ballet from a music box during her performance of Happy, as white side lights that contrasted with the main lighting of a violety-purple, flicked to create a surreal hollogramic sensation. Or when in Drunk Walk Home, kicking and punching as though in a tantrum as the red and white lights flashed in-time to the heavy beat of the song.

When interviewing a member of the audience, Tia Melville sated "It was one of the greatest experiences of my life, from the songs, the lighting and just the overal feeling in the venue."

As the gig closed to an end, Mitski returned to the stage for a tender and slow performance of Two Slow dancers, setting as a reminder that its good to return to the basics sometimes, singing directly to the audience full of slow-waving flashlights.

Rating out of 11: