24.10.16

MØ Concert @ Roundhouse 22/10/16



On Saturday I went to MØ's concert at the Roundhouse. I discovered her opening for Years and Years at Wembley earlier this year. She was so energetic, and I realised I liked some of her songs without even knowing who she was ('Waste of Time' and 'Lean On'). Me and my friend vowed to see her when she came back to London for a solo show and she actually announced one not too long after.

Me and said friend arrived at the venue around 1pm. Surprisingly the line wasn't too long by that time and there was only 4 people in front of us. In fact, when the doors opened just before 7 there were only around 20-30 of us outside so we were quite early. But of course it was worth it as we got a spot at the barrier near the middle of the stage. 


At 7.30pm the first support act, Nimmo, came on. It's kinda funny because we saw both them and MØ open for Years and Years so it was like déjà vu. I was familiar with their songs this time so I enjoyed them much more, especially, 'Dilute This.' I like how they interact and always look like they're having so much fun together when performing.


The second support act, Liss, came on at 8.15pm. I hadn't heard of them until doing a quick google search for the opening acts whilst in line earlier. I vaguely read an article saying they were a Danish R&B group and I was intrigued. I didn't look up any of their songs because I wanted to be surprised. Within the first 30 seconds of their first song, I was hooked. The lead singers voice was so rich and smooth and the guitar and bass were so groovy. It was a pleasant surprise as I had no expectations. I've had their songs on repeat on Spotify for the past couple of days. My favourites are 'Sorry', 'Try', and 'Without Me' but honestly all of them are really good. Currently they don't have any solo shows planned in London, but I'll definitely be on the look out as I'd love to see them again.



Finally, at 9.15, MØ came on stage. There was a long intro which built up the suspense, and she opened with Waste of Time (coincidentally the first song I ever heard by her). As you can see in the picture above, there were around 8 (tall -_-) photographers at the beginning which was kind of annoying but thankfully they were only there for a couple of songs at the beginning and the end. 

If you've ever seen MØ live, you'd know she's very interactive with the crowd in a way a lot of artists aren't. She came down right in front of the barrier, walked along the balcony, and even crowd surfed. I'm sure the security loved that!


She also played a few new songs, one of my favourites was 'Riot Gal' which you can see above.


You can really see how close I was in the video of 'Fire Rides' above. I especially loved the lighting during this song.



The highlight of the night was definitely when MØ brought out Mel C aka Sporty Spice for a cover of 'Say You'll Be There'. The crowd went wild at this point. It was totally unexpected.


I was lucky enough to be able to get a setlist at the end. It's the first time I've managed to get one at a concert.


It was a great show with a really chill crowd at one of my favourite venues. I look forward to hearing MØ's new album when it comes out later this year and I hope she comes back to London soon next year.

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