Deaddog Dazzle In The Dark


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Last weekend saw the return of DeadDogInBlackBag to the London live scene. The electro comic duo lit up Soho with a short but sweet set, and Velveteer Lozzy was on hand to document proceedings. This is her report:

St Moritz in the heart of Soho is dark, oddly shaped, and just enough below ground that getting a phone signal is a great achievement. Nonetheless, this bizarre venue is the host for the intimate display of vivid colours, hilarious songs and downright naughtiness that makes up DeadDogInBlackBag.

Other bands on the bill included the tea-drinking rock ‘n’ rollers Fallen Leaves; Deathline – who are only slightly happier than they sound; and the currently touring Mallory Knox. But we were not here for them… it was some DeadDog we needed to see!

Despite much of the audience being reluctant to break the ‘acceptable viewing distance’ that had formed, Holly-Jane Shears and Suzy Evelyn-Hall give it everything they’ve got; you can almost feel the energy radiating off them.

Even though this is their first gig together in around 6 months, a rusty hinge is nowhere in sight as they storm through old favourites Digital Princess, Boys in Bands and Love M.E.A.T. – as well as Uncle Kevin: their duet with Rich Fulcher sadly via playback tape due to Fulcher being in LA right now.

With newer delights such as I’m In Like, and their new singe Toy Boy thrown into the mix, plus a giant helping of ad-libing between verses and spot-on lyric acting added in for good measure, this was a fantastic, albeit brief, return. More, please!


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Editor’s Note: You can see Holly-Jane Shears as part of the folk-loving Circulus upstairs of the Relentless Garage on 17th February. See the Facebook page for more details.  DeadDogInBlackBag will return…

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