There is a big buzz around this all-female band and after recently being unleashed on the Glastonbury Festival, it was a little surprising to get to see them at the Hare & Hounds. I’m sure they could have played slightly larger venue, as this has been sold out for a long while. There has been a lot of negative press saying that they are an “industry plant” band, meaning put together for a specific market, but I personally don’t believe this after watching the bands’ relationship on stage, they seem too close. They were given a record deal after releasing their debut single ‘Nothing Matters’, which incidentally has amassed over four million streams! And have embarked on a yearlong touring stint.
Taking to the stage tonight in a very hot Hare & Hounds they are certainly confident with lead vocalist Abigail Morris dancing and prancing on the too small stage like a young Kate Bush. Arms flaying, skipping between the other band members, and a couple of times joining the crowd in a sing along. The set obviously not too long as they are just starting out, of course included the singles ‘Nothing Matters’ and ‘Sinner’. On this performance I would put money on the next time we get to see The Last Dinner Party it will be at a larger venue. They have a massive potential and we will be watching and listening to their inevitable progress.
Photos by Geoff Griffe
Review by Jenny Griffe