Rated 5 out of
The Ninth Wave wonderful in Hoxton
This was the third time I have seen the band and like certain other artists you simply cannot have too much of The Ninth Wave. Their sound is probably best described as neo goth or goth pop and simply wonderful. There was a sizeable crowd to see them though not quite a full house and I imagine no one present would have been disappointed as their performance was stunning. We did not get any stage props this time but I don’t think that mattered too much as Haydyn and Millie belted out the songs with swathes of swirling synth sounds and drumming complimenting them perfectly. It was all superb and then the audience went mental when they sang their seminal anthem Reformation.
Support was two bands, first was Hot Dreams who were a bit U2’ish and not bad at all and then Tin Pigeon who seemed a bit like Blaenavon and brought there own sizeable following to the show. They were both good but perhaps we could have had a bit more The Ninth Wave and less of them as Haydn and the band have a lot more in them.
As normal when I got home after a Ninth Wave show I played their song Heartfelt and then Hounds of Love by Kate Bush, there is a connection!
Date published: 2018-12-01