The Middle Ones at Plan B Books

19 Aug

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Our most intimate show yet was a lovely affair with a whole range of styles and sounds, from acoustic ukelele, to a five-piece playing gorgeous, layered songs with lots of infectious indie-pop in between.

Our hosts for the evening were Plan B Books. We roped their very own Nyla into opening for us, only hours after running her first, very successful, electric gig at the venue the evening before—a riotous affair with Harry and the Potters, Martha, Chrissy Barnacle, and The Pumpkin Pasties.

Nyla

She soldiered through her exhaustion and played a fun and energetic set to the early birds. I just wish more folk heard her play! It’s definitely worth downloading her free EP ‘The Whole Point of this EP is to Make You Smile.’ Trust me.

I am glad that a few more folk were there to be won over by the beautiful tunes of Where We Lay Our Heads. They played with a slightly pared back sound, substituting a plinking, tinkling glockenspiel for a keyboard and using a drum box in order to fit everyone in. Slightly stripped back as they may have been, they still made the most beautiful pop music.

WWLOH

I know at least one person went straight upstairs after their set and purchased an EP, which is always a good sign! They’re getting a new EP together just now, and I, for one, can’t wait to hear it.

Meanwhile Frozy expanded their duo by enlisting some helping Middle Ones hands and voices throughout their set. Grace expertly turned a pelican case into a drum kit, while Anna added some extra vocals to the mix. I certainly recommend checking out their ‘Pulling Daisies’ LP and giving them some of your monies for some good choons.

Frozy

The loveliest ladies in indiepop, The Middle Ones, closed out the evening. They made the loudest, stompingest music of the night, an impressive feat from two people! They too gained a number of new fans and I heard more than a few accolades outside after the gig.

Middle Ones

If you didn’t make it to this show, you missed an absolutely wonderful time and some fabulous acts. I hope you check them out online, because you won’t be disappointed.

Meanwhile you could always join us on Fri for another terrific show at Glad Cafe. Haiku Salut are headlining, and funnily enough, the Middle Ones will be opening for them in just a few weeks! Indiepop sure is a small world…

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