War Child: Lloyd Llewelyn + Rothwell + Saachi + Sinplus – Camden Assembly – 04.07.18
Four bands of differing, distinctive sounds took to the stage at The Camden Assembly on 4thJuly with the purpose of supporting the UK Charity, War Child.
First to take to the stage were Swiss rocker siblings Sinplus. With tangible dynamism, anthemic riffs had the room bursting at the seams with a sound too big for the space to contain. Accompanying their driving hooks was a charismatic energy from the brothers as they made the crowd a part of their set by way of a sing-a-long. For their set closer, we were treated to their latest single, Dreams – an inspirational rock ballad with soaring vocals.
The style switched over from stadium rock to the big band jazz age of the 1930s-meets-modern pop in the form of Saachi. Trumpets and funky bass rhythms filled the night air as their spirited frontwoman hit impressive high notes. A genre-defying set meant that the crowd were kept on their toes both figuratively and literally. A chilled vibe rippled through the room with the sounds of Rothwell floating atop the hot, hazy summer night. Silky vocals transported us from the heart of Camden to sunny beaches, especially with her hit single Velvet Heart, which has been featured on ITV’s Love Island. Lloyd Llewellyn topped the bill, bringing in perfect closure for the balmy, summer evening with soulful vocals captivating us in his inspirational, indie ballads.
Although the styles and sounds of each band varied prominently, the contrast between them all seemed to be a celebration of differences – reminding us of the ethos and brilliant work which War Child UK carry out.