Opening the show tonight are Pontypool rockers Digital Criminals. They’re entertaining and show off some of their talent during their short set with frontwoman Emily Bates commanding the floor in front of the stage well. The only downpoint of their set was the length, with all sets having to be cut short due to curfew.
Berlin based electronic rock duo Bullet Height take to the stage next for their first UK show. Opening with Fight Song, we get to see the true extent of their talents, getting a livelier take on tracks from debut album No Atonement. The vocals from both Sammi Doll and Jon Courtney are smooth and they harmonise well. Again their set was sadly cut short but what we got was a lot of energy (particularly from Sammi dancing around throughout) and some immense talent.
Finally The Courtesans close out the night. I believe the band have more energy than what is displayed here, with a pretty static stage presence due to the size of the very small stage barely fitting the four members on it. There are some issues with the sound throughout the set and it is again cut short but there is no denying that The Courtesans are very talented and have a bright future ahead of them! Lets just hope next time we see them on a larger stage!
Overall this was a very good night with a celebration of talents from the female spectrum of the music industry. I have been known to be a bit cynical of female fronted bands (usually due to the ones I’ve listened to not having the vocal range for the genre they choose), however tonight, all that was on display were some extremely talented female vocalists and extra talented female and male musicians. The only issue being the set times being cut and the size of the stage a bit too restrictive for the acts to actually get moving. You do need to check each and every band mentioned here out!