Darwin Deez at The Leadmill, Sheffield, UK – 17th October 2015

Posted by Bianca on Saturday Oct 17, 2015 Under Indie, Rock

Gig Review by Olivia Faye Wood with Photography by Megan Levers

Darwin Deez

Darwin Deez took to the stage at the Leadmill, Sheffield, in the smaller, intimate side room, packed with people and fairy lights, each member with a disposition so cheery it seemed to bounce off the walls. With support from trio Peluché, Darwin’s quirky indie-pop band performed an upbeat, charming set, intermittent with the usual synchronised dance routines, with obvious 80s influences.

Darwin Deez

Darwin Deez

The band exuded a happy-go-lucky chemistry, aided by continuous interaction with the crowd. The audience was made up of hard-core fans, who knew every lyric and every line to old and new hits such as ‘Radar Detector’ and ‘Constellations’, along with new releases ‘Time Machine’ and ‘Last Cigarette, from the album ‘Double Down’.

Darwin Deez

Darwin Deez

We were treated with a brilliant guitar solo from Darwin, who seemed to get so lost in the music that I was left wondering how he could possibly still be playing! It was heart-warming to see a band performing to such a loving crowd, genuinely revelling in each other’s company. A particularly unusual part of the show came when Darwin decided to do an impromptu Q & A session with the crowd, reflecting upon his favourite dinosaur, and naming ‘Constellations’ his favourite video to make.

Darwin Deez

Darwin Deez

The encore of ‘Bad Day’ concluded a brilliant night, with everyone jumping and singing along. Thanks for the smiles and good times Darwin Deez, I hope you’re back again soon.

Darwin Deez

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