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Jane Weaver at Islington Assembly Hall, London - live review

Live Review

Venue: Islington Assembly Hall, London

British singer-songwriter wows London with her sonic architecture

What grabs Prog on entering the Assembly Hall is the diversity of tribes here tonight. The capacity crowd is testament to the crossover appeal of an artist who has transcended from psych folk siren to electro Krautrock experimentalist. Arty hipsters mingle with folksters and pop, dance and rock fans.

A pulsing light show and throbbing synths accompany the entrance of Weaver’s four-piece band as H>A>K, the lead track from current album Modern Kosmology, neatly coalesces. Weaver takes her mark centre stage behind a keyboard. Her voice, powerful yet ethereal, is just one thread in a tapestry of sound in which no shade fights for prominence.

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