It’s difficult to turn down the opportunity to go to a gig in the clock tower of St. Pancras, and the spectacle doesn’t disappoint.
With high, churchly ceilings, an expansive view across the city, and the Shard backdropping the performance, it offers a suitably elegant environment for Night Games’ brooding synth pop.
The songs are sparse and slightly foreboding; beats are slow and scattered out, with lots of liminal space in the arrangements. A mid-set cover of Everything But The Girl’s "‘Looking For Love" acts as a comfortable touchstone for their melancholic sound.
Performing their small clutch of original material and recent singles, Night Games are still finding their form, but with songs like the shimmering "Faithless", they show signs of being able to stand apart from their obvious contemporary influences.
Looking for Love (Everything But The Girl cover)
Nine Days (Piano finale)