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Live Review: Cuckoolander at the Lexington in London

Cuckoolander live in London - Photo copyright by Oscar Tornincasa for rebelrebelmusic.com


Venue: The Lexington
Date: September 20, 2015

The evening of Cuckoolander‘s live show at The Lexington started with a slow kick by duo Xylaroo, followed by super-talented Iris Gold, who this summer walked on the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park alongside Taylor Swift and Blur. Gold’s entertaining talent is undoubtedly hard to ignore: Her stage presence, confidence and vocal abilities are second to few, her acid 70s soul sound old but fresh at the same time, her presence easy to the eye.

Cuckoolander walked on stage slightly later than expected, but the wait was definitely worth. Apart from a faulty amplifier that spoiled the electric guitars at the very start of the show, singer Holly Hardy oozed with confidence through a string of strong elecro pop tunes. Coming across with an hybrid between Garbage, No Doubt and Blondie, the English band delivered a sound that kept the audience lapping up every beat and sincerely enjoying every moment of the show.

Highly recommended if you’re looking for outsider pop.

Photogallery by Oscar Tornincasa

Gessica Puglielli
Visual/Web Designer, Digital Marketing Strategist born in Lecce (Italy), I currently live in London. Between 1998 and 2005 I collaborated with Michael Jackson’s staff and in 2000 I had a meeting with the man himself. I founded Rebel Rebel in 2013 and so far it has been an exciting journey. Some of my favourite artists include Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Skunk Anansie, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, Archive, Kraftwerk, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Anthony & The Johnsons, Gazpacho, The Maccabees, Led Zeppelin, Brian Eno, Beethoven, Bjork, Steve Wonder and many others. I feel a deep connection to animals and Mother Nature, which led me to choose a vegan lifestyle. I like playing electric guitar, photography, cinema, art, entertainment, travelling, playing tennis and browsing London.