LIVE: Jehnny Beth
@ Peckham Audio, 7 March 2020
This was something of a warm up for Jehnny Beth's BBC 6Music line up spot, happily providing fans with a preview of both new material and live band in a very intimate setting.
A dark, gothic edge remains within the new material and performance. All aspects of the live experience are in step with this, including the lighting and sound. Beth personifies this as a haunted figure who delivers these songs with intensity, and at times is overtaken physically by the sounds around her.
After an exhilarating mid-set stage jump and crowd walk during I'm The Man, bringing the crowd to near frenzy, she triumphantly announces 'IM BACK'.
And on the evidence of this riotous performance, Beth is back with a bang.
Recent single Flowers was delivered beautifully, and new songs Innocence and We Will Sin Together were standouts which brought the new band up to full speed and energised the packed venue. These are set to feature on her debut solo album, titled TO LOVE IS TO LIVE, which is due for release 8th May. This is definitely one to look forward to.
Check out a few snaps from Peckham Audio below:
Tracks to try now - Flower; I'm The Man
Beth's set from the BBC 6Music festival is also available to watch now on iPlayer and to listen again on BBC sounds.