Gig Review: Fickle Friends at The Old Fire Station

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The 80s inspired indie pop band graced the stage with great presence last Monday at The Old Fire Station.

The five-piece from Brighton describe themselves as ‘pop but with a slightly mental indie feel’, which is the only way to describe the songs that were performed.

The show was a mixture of their well know classics and their newer tracks from their new EP Glue which was released this year. This is the second time I’ve seen them and they did not disappoint. Like last time I was amazed by the bands captivating stage presence, especially Natassja and her constant buzz of energy and ability to enliven the audience throughout the show.

This is Fickle Friends’ first big tour with nearly all the shows being sold out, which demonstrates how popular the band has become in recent years. This popularity was clear with the variety of fans aging from 14 to 80, all enjoying the bands quirky style.

It can be easy to overlook and forget that the band has not yet released an album when the band sounded like they’d done numerous album tours with their refined and polished sound. The pinnacle moment of the entire set was the performance of the song Swim, with the crowd fanatically singing back every lyric to vocalist Natassja. It’s clear that the band put on a great gig with many others having similar opinions; describing the band as having “truly rocked Bournemouth”.