An in-demand producer and musician Oli Bayston of Boxed In has helped pen songs for the likes of Lily Allen but the release of his debut single, “All Your Love Is Gone” in November pushed him into a new limelight. An excitable crowd gathered at London’s The Waiting Room last night to hear what all the fuss is about.
The wood plated walls of the Stoke Newington venue were a mirror to Boxed In’s snugly packed structures and melodies. Better still, the room burst at the seams with fans and friends all eager to be a part of his headline show.
Every song was as tightly performed as the former – be it the strict motorik rhythms on “All Your Love Is Gone” or “Subtle Knife”‘s house music inflections. For many a fervent fan out there the performance gave them a strong taste of what’s to come: from smart dance music to upbeat, jazz-inflected pop.
Foot Of The Hill
All Your Love Is Gone
The Melody (Carl Craig cover)