Last Tuesday night courtesy of Black Jack London, Detour City, Prose and Hugh graced the modest stage of The Social with their extremely talented presence and proceeded to completely wow the crowd. First to showcase their impressive skill-set were Detour City. The eerily entrancing yet effortlessly pure vocals of frontwoman Tabitha Benjamin teemed with the tenacious drum and bass and electronica rhythms of the live band were shamefully unbeknown to me before this evening but epic nonetheless. Tabitha’s soaring vocals have already been used by the likes of Bastille and the recent chart toppers Wilkinson on the track ‘Too Close’ and her other songs such as Merlin are equally addictive.
However this being said the stars of the night for me were undoubtedly Prose. Not only are the likely trio from Manchester bloody nice blokes but their music isn’t half bad either. In all seriousness their unique combination of country riffs and Mike Murray’s painfully honest rap vocals of songs such as ‘I’m Sick’ is nothing short of compelling. This was in fact the boys debut London performance and most definitely will not be their last. They will be playing again at The Social on the 3rd of Feb and I highly recommend you go check them out.
Detour City – Merlin