Dreampark and Les Flair @ The Old Blue Last
Hello, I’ve got another fab gig review for you! If you’re a fan of electro pop that warmly nods to the 80’s, then you’re in for an absolute treat. I not only saw one band of this kind last night, but TWO at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch, London. Here is some info on the bands Dreampark and Les Flair, as well as what made their gigs so damn enjoyable. Enjoy!
The support: Dreampark
To begin a great evening of music, London duo Dreampark impressed the crowd with their dreamy and fizzy nods to 80’s synth pop. They played tracks from their recently released EP Summer Storm, which I also wrote about at the time of release (here). So, having heard the EP, I was particularly excited to see how the songs sounded live. And I was not disappointed in the slightest. Tracks such as ‘MAD’, ‘Rocknroll’ and ‘Summer Storm’ sounded even better live, with their enhanced dreamy synth riffs and bubblegum melodies. After a hectic week, it was so nice to listen to a chilled out gig that makes you feel like you’re floating through the clouds. Dreampark’s music does just that!
The headliners: Les Flair
After a great support slot by Dreampark, the stage was set for the main event. Before heading out on a European tour, electro-pop act Les Flair were going to officially release their debut single ‘FENCE’ with a stunning light show, great music and plenty of attitude (in a good way, of course!). They had a countdown and a big build-up, and boy was it worth it. Fashion-wise, they went for A Clockwork Orange sort of vibe – which was very cool! The band’s passion was effortlessly swaggered across the stage, with lead vocalist Lyron occasionally interacting with the crowd and even jumped off the stage at one point to join us!
The keyboardists were also brilliant, creating some truly infectious electronic music on stage. This includes the other half of Les Flair, keyboardist Kai Marks who, hair-wise, seemed to be going for the Humbug era Alex Turner look. (Which I was very much here for – and you can check out what I mean below!)
Be sure to check out Les Flair on Facebook and Instagram. They have a really exciting road ahead of them, and I really hope their mesmerising and energetic brand of electro pop reaches so many more listeners.
Overall, I had a wonderful night. Be sure to check out Dreampark and Les Flair if this sounds like your cup of tea!
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