Last week in London, Shura – with support from Clean Cut Kid and Roseau – played to a sold-out crowd at the Electric Brixton. Formerly known as The Fridge, this new venue has undergone a complete transformation, turning the once grimy club into a brightly lit, well designed live music venue. I never frequented The Fridge myself and enjoyed the energetic performance and electric sounds played by Shura and her band (when not doing my usual complaining of lack of space, and not being the tallest person in the room).
Shura appeared onstage with a strong confidence that she would entertain throughout her set, and she didn’t disappoint. Perfectly timing her songs in between cheers to the crowd, adding her rock n roll edge to the stage jamming with her guitarist, combined with a few unnecessary hair flips. Shura made her presence heard.
Warm-up tracks included ‘Nothing’s Real’, ‘Just Once’ and ‘Kids N Stuff’, before the Madonna sounding beats of ‘Indecision’, that first brought me to Shura’s music. By the time we got to ‘Figure Stuff Out’ I could imagine listening to the music on a beach somewhere in Ibiza, towards the end of the night when the crowds are still going. Her final track – following ‘2shy’, ‘What Happened To Us’ and ‘Touch’ – was the newly released ‘White Light’, a disco electro beat, and listening to the crowd’s reaction I wasn’t the only one who thought this was brilliant.
Beautiful sounding music to complement any party – the music filled the space without overpowering, leaving an air of curiosity as to what else the night might bring. Great to either start or end a night of dancing to an electric upbeat disco sound. Shura retains her authenticity through her music and is a true music gem.
Remaining Headline Tour Dates:
23 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
25 – Manchester, Gorilla
26 – Glasgow, King Tuts
28 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
29 – Birmingham, The Oobleck
30 – Brighton, Old Market
02 – Bristol, Marble Factory
Words: Georgia Fisher