Manchester indie trio The Early Mornings kicked off proceedings at the Delicious Clam on Friday 14th Feb with a set of punchy, bass driven indie tunes reminiscent of Pip Blom and The Orielles.
Next up were Potpourri, starting their very pleasant and tightly played set with a fun skit involving a phone call, leading into a really fun collection of 60’s tinted indie pop tunes.
Closing the night were Parisian indie-punk group En Attendant Ana, playing fresh off the back of their album ‘Juillet’ which released in January this year.
Playing cuts from ‘Juillet’ alongside their 2018 album ‘Lost and Found’. En Attendant Ana got the Delicious Clam moving almost instantly, with a really tight sound coming from a tightly packed stage, including an impressive one-woman brass section which really made the band’s sound that bit more full.
Tracks that stood out to me were ‘In/Out’ from their latest, which reminded me of a cross between Alvvays and The Jam with it’s snappy bassline and dreamy melodies. ‘The Violence Inside’ was also a standout track for me.
En Attendant Ana really impressed me; I hadn’t had much time to get to know the band’s music before covering this show but I’m so glad I went; they have a new fan in me and I’m sure everyone else who attended did.
P.S. A dog showed up in between the sets and really cheered everyone up.