LIVE: Meadowlark, Talking Heads, Southampton (12/10/17)

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Meadowlark, Southampton, 12/10/17 (photo: Phoebe Reeks)

Meadowlark returned to Southampton to play an intimate gig at The Talking Heads as part of their UK tour marking the release of debut album Postcards. The band – comprising Kate McGill and Dan Broadley – have been doing their thing for a few years now, steadily building a committed following along the way.

The audience were captivated by the duo throughout the night, listening intently and clearly enjoying themselves. In addition to the band’s enchanting performance, their clever lighting set-up made for a very atmospheric show, with the lights flashing in sync with the beat of the music.

Meadowlark’s set opened with Paraffin and Pink Heart, two tracks which define the duo’s sound, which could be described as folk meets electronica. They continued with more songs from their album, including Satellite, One and Sunlight.

Quieter songs That’s Life and the album title track Postcards showed off the delicate vocals of McGill and her harmonies with Broadley. Their oldest release Eyes Wide followed, a real favourite with the crowd.

Amongst their original material was a beautiful stripped back performance of Francis and the Lights’ May I Have This Dance. Their set concluded with Fly, which McGill encouraged the crowd to sing along to, and the superb Headlights.

Meadowlark’s live performance is so polished, it sounds as though there is more than just the two of them onstage. Their show is full of emotional and powerful music, making it a very special experience indeed.

Review & Photos: Phoebe Reeks

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