King Tut’s was packed for a night of their 2023 Revolution festival that highlights new music throughout January.
Milange started the show with enough energy that their singer lost her voice, which was the first of a series of mishaps on the night. She managed to carry on regardless even through a cover of Muse’s ‘Supermassive Black Hole’ and the crowd appreciated her perseverance.
Dillon Squire then came to the stage with the promise of a new single. To continue the evening of mishaps his guitar broke mid set, but its comically small replacement did not take away from a performance which had everyone jumping.
Next up was Junk Pups with their brand of funk; lead singer Jack Faulds has an incredible and captivating voice that draws you into their quite unique sound. You could hear the disappointment when they announced their set was shorter than planned as by that time they had everyone’s full support.
To headline the show was Lloyd’s House – their low key pop recordings have a big punch to them live, which was the perfect end to a real variety of sets.
The Revolution festival describe themselves as showcasing a “broad and eclectic range of grassroots talent” and eclectic the night definitely was. It would however be a mistake to expect nervous, green around the gills musicians, this was four bands putting on confident to the point of flamboyant performances.