Rated 5 out of
Phenomenal Pinkshinyultrablast at the Dome
Lyubov, their singer, is the goddess of Shoegaze, it is that simple. If you like all those wonderful bands on 4AD such as the Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil etc. then Pinkshinyultrablast will take you to heaven. I only went because of their name and had not listened to any of their music before the concert, what I heard was simply astonishing and I now have a very difficult choice of concert of the year as they were so good.
The band had Lyubov on vocals, and she is very like Elizabeth Fraser, and two others on guitar and keyboards. There was no drummer but that did not matter. Lyubov did talk to us from time to time but the sound was very quite so I really don’t know what she was saying but this did not really matter. They played for about an hour and it was all simply perfect with the entire set being beyond good. A wonderful array of video and visual effects were also projected on a huge screen behind them with the band members picked up on video and manipulated to provide stunning imagery.
Support was from TVAM who others in the queue outside said was great, they were right. He too had wonderful visuals to accompany his music and he is well worth checking out.
Date published: 2018-05-12