Live Review: Muncie Girls & Peaness - The Black Heart, London 05/03/2018
We joined Muncie Girls when they played a one off London show at Camden's Black Heart this week, along with the help of Peaness.
A Monday night can always be a struggle to get people to leave their homes and support the music scene, but this evening the Camden venue quickly filled up for openers, Peaness, who travelled all the way from Chester for the show. Peaness don't play London often, so it took them a while to get going, but once they felt comfortable they produced a good strong set, with tracks like 'Oh George' going down a treat with the crowd.
We have always been a fan of Muncie Girls, for a three piece that pack a right punch when it comes to their unique blend of punk and indie. The gig was planned rather last minute, however that hasn't stopped their fans coming down in force, with the Black Heart filled to the back. The band treat the audience to favorites in their set list, however the highlight of the evening was hearing a few new tracks. Inviting their friend to take over from bass from Lande, so she can take up guitar duties, expanding them to two guitars instead of one. And we are not going to lie, it added something extra to the band.
Don't get me wrong, we love Muncie Girls, but the new material is sounding amazing, the extra guitar presence gave them a whole new dimension. The band sound heavier and huge, and despite the small venue, it felt like they were playing to a huge arena, because of the sound they were creating. After hearing what they have been working on, we are beyond excited to hear more!
Words and Photography by Ant Adams