Live Review: Emily Burns + Call Me Loop + Millie Turner + Déyyess @ The Lexington

on Monday, January 21, 2019
Five Day Forecast @ The Lexington (14 Jan 2019) // Words: Saam Das

Camping in Islington venue The Lexington, music website The Line Of Best Fit launched the 2019 edition of their Five Day Forecast with a bang/Emily Burns headlining. Four previous installments have seen the likes of Pale Waves and Pumarosa flaunt their wares at this new-music-festival-of-sorts and go onto significantly bigger stages. We go back in time, taking you through the night, which showed (as per 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt') that females are indeed strong as hell.

Kent's Déyyess is on hand to kick off proceedings in the absurdly sweaty setting of the upstairs of The Lexington - testament to the strength of the line-up and the enthusiasm of a considerable early crowd. It's not just the crowd that demonstrates an excitement about the unfolding events, with Déyyess kung-fu kicking her way around the stage at times. Her spirited performance complements the multi-layered pop on offer, displaying atmospheric Kate Bush-inspired offerings as well as dancier moments, with notable highlights such as debut single 'Escher Heart'.

With a busy four act bill, a quick turnaround sees Millie Turner take to the stage, donning an oversized blazer jacket somewhat reminiscent of Kermit The Frog's outfit parodying David Byrne in The Muppets' cover of 'Once In A Lifetime'. Turner's music is far from parody however, with shades of Maggie Rogers both vocally and in her songwriting. Delivering tracks from 2018's 'Eyes On You' EP and new single 'Night Running' adeptly, this is an impressive display of Turner's notable talent and range.

Georgia Buchanan is best known as Call Me Loop, formerly LOOP, and a clear contender for the artist from the bill with the most chance of mainstream success. Her array of tracks have already racked up millions of streams but perhaps unexpectedly, there is a rawness to her live performance at The Lexington. It's not an entirely unwelcome aspect, lending a grounded sense to her polished pop. Building steam (almost literally thanks to the tropical environment) consistently throughout her set, Call Me Loop reflects amusingly on a "brief Bumble dating experience" on the excellent 'Cut And Run' as well as delighting the crowd with the Dua Lipa-esque 'Love The Lie'.

Headliner Emily Burns is greeted by a rapturous crowd, and it's easy to see why. Whether it's Burns' cheeky cover of Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' or her confidence to encourage singalongs just two songs in, this is a performer in her pomp. The catchy electronic-infused pop of the likes of 'Girlfriend At The Time' and the recent 'Damn Good Liar' are absolutely lapped up by a delirious audience - Burns notes that this has been "an amazing night of female pop music", and it's hard to imagine anyone disagreeing.

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