Rated 5 out of
Highasakite made a one-stop visit to the UK to perform at London's Heaven. Playing all the songs from the 2015 release "Camp Echo" , a selection of songs from "Silent Treatment" and the wonderful single "Keep That Letter Safe". This a band with prodigious talents. Ingrid Helene Håvik fronts the band and performs with great conviction. With vocal control and range she doesn't just reel off lyrics, she tells a story. Adoration flows in waves from the audience to the stage and she responds with humility.
Instrumentation from Marte Ebersen, Kristoffer Lo and and Øystein Skar is masterly and Trond Bersu's percussion, normally brilliantly emphatic, was simply out of this world at Heaven (appropriately enough).
Another special mention, this time for Marte Ebersen's vocal performance. Always bang-on and perfectly right for the support of Håvik, she too sparkled at Heaven - perhaps because the sound desk was brilliantly run, but to me she seemed to be on terrific form.
A great show all round
Date published: 2016-11-09