Norwegian five-piece Highasakite brought their dark indie pop to Heaven nightclub in London recently. Frontwoman Ingrid Helene Håvik twisted and contorted her body during the band’s carnival of rock. My Name is Lair and My Mind is a Bad Neighbourhood, both from the group’s latest album Camp Echo, are like a collision of the haunting guitar chords of Cathy Davey and the deviant mind of FKA Twigs.
Before the headliners came Flawes, an indie rock group from Huddersfield who warmed up the crowd in the cavernous London nightclub. The vibe of this young band is a bit like Boards of Canada meets Sohn meets The xx, and t’s music for late nights and wistful thinking. Josh Carruthers, the lead singer and keyboardist, has a deep bass to his voice that echoes through you – not unlike Faris Badwan of The Horrors. The group have released two EPs so far – Unskpn and Ctrl – and recently signed to Red Bull Records. One to watch out for in 2017.
Words and photos: Aaron Lee