Rated 5 out of
Wonderment at the Waiting Room
Aussie band Middle Kids had a sell out concert at the Moth Club in Hackney only a few days before so organised an extra event at the Waiting Room just up the road in Stoke Newington. They put a full one hour set up with additional material that had not been performed before so perhaps one should have gone to both gigs!
I only heard Middle Kids three weeks before after seeing their YouTube video of ‘Mistake’ and thought they really should be seen and I am so glad that I did. The venue is quite small but fortuitously I managed to get right up to the front, if they had a set list I would have been able to nick it. The crowd was very enthusiastic and the place was packed. Hannah their singer was amazing and being left handed plays the guitar upside down which I always find surreal. The base player was leaping all over the place and it was nice to see the drummer clearly for a change.
They performed a lovely set of material and one Blink 182 cover which to my ears was better than the original, many in the audience knew the songs and there was much singing along. If you like alternative indie rock get yourself along to one of their gigs, you really wont be disappointed.
Date published: 2018-04-05