What happened the other night transcends the words “gig review”. Music fans were abducted by DeLooze and became eager recruits of their Glass Army. Even in the magnificent setting of Islington Town Hall this very 21st century live rock spectacle would not be out of place supporting Radiohead, Muse, Depeche Mode or gracing any major (creative) festival.
Classically composed anthems on the shoulders of pumping, powerful, dark electro beats, overlaid with theatric riffs, horny horns and orchestral overtures to create aural sex. Visually cinematic, against a giant gothic back drop, the geisha painted dancers who landed amongst the audience (from mars?) just before the live show, now gyrate wildly to this sensational music, on stage.
The audience, are like rabbits in headlights, transfixed by this circus. Their attention is focused on the eye of this storm. A diminutive, demonstrative musician and creator extraordinaire, Stacey DeLooze. She is a force of nature who has woven magic so commandingly that multi dimensional talent from both the Avatar movie and Atoms For Peace camps are already weaved into this new cult which adds style, design and theatre to the launch for the single, ‘Lost Army’ (Fierce Panda), taken from a forthcoming debut album to await with bated breath.
Through reputation and imaginative spark, the ambitious songs of DeLooze have started to #occupy music with the escapism this entire planet needs right now. 9/10
Caffy St Luce
A reminder of the ‘Lost Army’ single
Photography credit (c)Annelie Rosencrantz http://www.annelierosencrantz.com/