Gliding onto the stage, Zulu Winter were tasked with rejuvenating the crowd after their support band seemed to mesmerise and send the audience into a hypnotic state. Yet they managed to restore the energy to the room effortlessly.
The line-up of Will Daunt (vocals & guitar), Iain Lock (bass), Dom Millard (keyboards), Henry Walton (guitar) and Guy Henderson (drums), have only performed a small selection of shows in the UK. However they were genuinely upbeat and excited, which helped wake up the mass of people in the hall. Keeping the crowd on a constant high throughout; the band performed well live and seemed confident in their performance.
Considering the constant rising temperature of the room, the band kept the attention of everyone well. The songs were pitch perfect and occasionally frontman Daunt would address the crowd with a plea to move nearer or what to expect from the next track they played. However, what can only be described as a sort of sporadic sweaty, sensual dance, from the lead singer, did have the crowd looking bemused.
The band performed most of their new album, including the crowd pleasers ‘We Should Be Swimming’ and ‘Let’s Move Back To Front’, which immediately had everyone cheering and singing along. The visual display aided the overall experience. Projected on the screen behind them were what seemed like an insight into a dark subconscious. With imagery that linked in well with the bands set yet didn’t distract from the performance.
The penultimate track played and was met with an almighty roar, as their lead single ‘Silver Tongue’ from their new album had been long awaited and abetted the crowd to forget how extremely hot the small hall was becoming.
Overall Zulu Winter’s performance at the Boston Arms in Tufnell Park was executed well. The live routine was almost flawless and the only criticism could be if they acknowledged the crowd a little bit more…. And perhaps better air conditioning.
Zulu Winter’s debut album ‘Language’ is now available on ITunes.
Below: Zulu Winter - 'Silver Tongue'