Miaoux Miaoux, Discopolis, North Atlantic Oscillation
Limbo at the Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Wed 21 Sep
Under the Voodoo Room's massive spinning disco ball, one man electro wonder Miaoux Miaoux cracked the sheepish yet confident musician thing as the ballroom’s opener; beautiful music which took on a magical edge in the atmospheric setting. Endearingly flitting between his guitar and stringing up looping, rhythmic samples, his ethereal electro-indie tracks rumbled with synths, 80s soft rock beats and worthy vocals.
Next up were a band who people have been saying pretty much only good things about lately, Edinburghers Discopolis. With a hefty amount of equipment in tow the enthusiastic trio dropped in football banter between their electro-pop tracks, a high-energy blend of occasionally raving dance beats brilliantly combined with poppy vocals. Emerging only this summer, their absorbing soundscapes have already earned the band a fair amount of hype, and they got the crowd dancing in no time.
‘Let’s see if all this shit works’, headline rockers North Atlantic Oscillation commented on starting their set. The electronic rockers (whose shit did, in fact, work) delivered a sublime yet gritty set devoured by a now almost capacity crowd. An intriguingly surreal group, they have glimmers of original genius; raw vocals skirting across petering beats, falling like rainfall on dramatic operatic chords, drums and psychedelic harmonies.