Clean cut kid, the Liverpool band fronted by a bearded
indie-pop maestro, bowled into north London’s the garage to land a midweek party
atmosphere in the capital.
The heartfelt lyrics of in songs such as ‘Leaving You Behind’
teamed with the evident onstage love of their craft, made tonight a special
The faces at The Garage never wanted the shimmer of their
sound to end, begging for more when the amps were sadly turned off.
Mike Halls is the most relaxed frontman we have ever seen,
his wizard-like facial fuzz glistening in the blue lights, the sharp twang of
his voice cutting beautifully through the crowd. He holds such a commanding
presence onstage, a big task carried out with no frills, just the full remit of
frontman confidence in what he is doing.
This is a band that captures the feeling of fragility in the
line between a love-induced beat of the heart and the pain of heartache.
‘Felt’ stood out as
the song that captures the essence of this feeling, and new songs ‘I Don’t Like
You But I Love You’ and ‘Emily’ cement that firmly in place.
Clean Cut Kid are definitely a cut above many others.