Gig Review: Låpsley at The Dome, Tufnell Park
A one-woman xx or London Grammar – The Guardian
The Southport-born, now London-based 19-year-old would blow your mind. The electronic artist, who has featured on Radio 1, now has 1,371K monthly listeners according to Spotify.
Not long ago, the indeed rising star Låpsley, A.K.A Holly Lapsley Fletcher, drops stunning single “Hurt Me”, my friends and I were, and still are, happily being hurt by how great this song is. By having a hugely successful 2014, Lapsley keeps the greatness of minimal and self-reflective ambient music up, she has refined her own unique signature sound, without doubt her concert at The Dome, Tufnell Park was sold out, and yet a huge successful ending of her UK tour.
Opening with ‘8896’, immediately conveys Låpsley’s distinctive sound, with pitched vocals, gentle piano keys and electronic melodies. Followed by her relatively new single ‘Burn’, it’s a song with warmth, fuelled by her heartfelt lyrics “I’m thinking ‘bout long time, I’m thinking ‘bout the future,” she sings, echoing a sentiment all too familiar to many of us.
Her most sucessful single to date ‘Falling Short’ has racked up 1.6 million plays on SoundCloud, it was a quite phenomenal moment to enjoy the live performance.
The very ethereal song ‘Dancing’ offers a pleasant addition of a dynamic tone to the show. ” Two steps in to another empty space, Two steps in and a move is out of place, I’ve been trying so hard to keep in time, Are we dancing out of time?(Get back in line)”. There were quite a few people danced with this song, a brief moment of intimacy was created and well enjoyed.
‘Brownlow’ is a fairly minimal track, the use of light synths and a mellow beat, however, Låpsley’s breathtaking vocals really killed it.
Last song, obviously was ‘Hurt Me’. With her distinctive aching vocals, but deeper, and more powerful and expensive rythym breakdown. Recently Lapsley debuted this song as the Hottest Record on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. I can’t stress enough how great this song is, Låpsley delivers a powerful emotional punch right there.
Over the course of the past two years, Låpsley has become one of the most talented singer-songwriter in the UK.