Sunday, March 12, 2017

Live Review :: Secret Company :: The Lexington, London - Mar 10 2017


Secret Company

The Lexington, London

March 10 2017

Words/Pictures: Jess Sharrock

It’s been a little over a year since I last reviewed Secret Company live and how things have changed for the Chelmsford four-piece in that time. Scott, Tim, Kushal and James certainly have had a pretty busy couple of years, and it doesn’t look like it will be slowing down any time soon judging by what they showed tonight.

Playing a launch show for the release of their debut album, ‘The World Lit Up And Filled With Colour’ out the same day, following support from London trio Koates, Secret Company took to the stage to treat the packed out venue to their infectious, catchy sound.

For an hour they played almost all the songs from the new album, including 'Final Wish', which comes alive after its drum beats to start to allow catchy guitar riffs to flow. 'Midnight Rush' and 'Lightning Parade' both provide an addictive tenseness, building over beats and Kushal Gupta's bass lines paired with Scott Revell's vocal expression.

Also in the set was their 2015 single, 'Picture', which was a old familiar, and instant crowd pleaser with its fluid guitar lines and flowing harmonies. The band closed their set with 'Saviour', the title track from their 2015 EP, and their current single 'Alive'. Following the chants of ‘one more song!’ from the crowd, they return for an encore of the sweet melodics of another early song, 'Fever Of Love', before departing the stage for drinks with the fans - which seemed to consist of masses of screaming girls.

From start to finish, Secret Company provided the 'secret' to a good band: a tight set of tuneful songs, keeping the crowd happily singing along and of course, providing that little touch of friendliness and charm to keep the young ladies happy.

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