London based musical duo last night impressed the audience at the Cambridge Junction. The band has a singularly unique style- sampling old public information films, archive footage and propaganda and laying the voices over mesmerizing musical riffs.
Their intention is to “teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future.” Whether this ambition is successful or not was irrelevant in what proved to be a highly enjoyable gig. Week 6 exhaustion had led me to feeling a little bit run down, and a band who don’t sing but instead projected social messages on a variety of old televisions didn’t seem the most appealing thing to do on a Monday night. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The music was compelling, band entertaining and the visuals really very engaging. The band played on a variety of instruments.
The highlight for me was the two new songs in Dutch about ice-skating accompanied by the banjo. A rogue event, that really was a delight.