“What a beautiful venue and what a beautiful space for the music” Pat Grossi said whilst taking a rare step away from his harp during his RockFeedback presented headline set at Village Underground last night. In fact, by choosing not to play in a church, the entire show was a little step away from the LA native’s norm but he filled the space effortlessly with his soaring choir boy falsetto, the delicate but sharp notes of his harp strings and the brooding, almost industrial beats that pulled together the most cinematic of visions.
Following what was arguably a career-best performance from NZCA/LINES, Active Child‘s set pulled largely on material from last year’s incredible You Are All I See album with Curtis Lane EP numbers dotted around the place. Taking time to draw out the already expansive sonics of his recorded material, the elations, frustrations, heart break and sorrows were somehow more intense than ever before, which seems like a strange concept given the utterly enveloping nature of his output to date, but trust us the beauty was consuming.
You Are All I See
Shield & Sword
When Your Love Is Safe
See Thru Eyes
Way Too Fast
I’m In Your Church at Night
Active Child is playing Manchester’s Soup Kitchen tonight, and Brighton’s Haunt tomorrow night.