Updated: Apr 19, 2019
Wednesday the 10th of April saw Into The Grooves favourites BLOXX take on their biggest headline show to date in their home city of London at the iconic Dingwalls and it was definitely a special one for all involved.
The past year has seen the rise of the indie pop quirky quartet with their well-textured soundscapes, infectious melodies and unforgettably catchy lyrics that you will find yourself singing along to long after hitting pause. Their debut EP 'Headspace' dropped just short of a month ago and the reception has been amazing leading to a mostly sold-out tour of the UK with Dingwalls, Camden being the largest stop on that journey.
For support, they brought along fellow London four-piece 'On Video' another band who have shot to quick success racking up over 25,000 streams on their debut single 'Ghee' in less than a month. Their high energy jams got the crowd rocking along, amazing stage presence from these lads and definitely one I'd get out to see again in the future, big things coming from these guys so keep ya eyes and ears open.
They also had the amazing 'Visas' come out and warm the crowd up, they actually supported BLOXX at their last London headliner back at Borderline in December, really smooth classic indie vibes from these guys, their singles 'Tigerblood' and 'Retrospect' among others well known by the crowd resulting in a good ol sing along, every time I've seen them they've just gone down so well with the crowd. Always a pleasure.
Finally, though the time came, it was time for BLOXX, a roar of energy raced through the almost 500 strong crowd as Ophelia and co stepped out on stage and those first chords of fan favourite 'Sea blue' rang out. Their ability to instantly catch the ears of everyone single person in the room was special, instantly you felt like one with the rest of the crowd, a really uniting moment.
Three more back to back classics in the form of the hooky 'Coke', riff busting 'Second opinion' and ever so funky 'Novocain' before we hit the unreleased 'Answer machine blues'. A rhythmically drenched number with a very classic indie energy to it, definitely going to be a fan favourite when we eventually get a studio release.
Back to familiarity, we had slow burner 'Lay Down', their latest release, scream along anthem 'Headspace', their massive debut 'Your boyfriend' and ferociously infectious 'Monday'. We love a good encore and the band returned to reel off two of their most notable hits, starting with the grungey 'Curtains' before wrapping up the night with the iconic 'You', Is there any better feeling in this world than shouting 'Fuck Spoons' at a BLOXX show, I think not.