Marsicans & Fickle Friends @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London, UK
Review & Photography by: Emily Freya
I was lucky enough to catch Fickle Friends, near the beginning of their UK tour, at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire last Friday night. The band were supported by the equally excellent Marsicans and Island Club who hyped the crowd up enough for them to welcome Fickle Friends to the stage brilliantly.
Fickle Friends’ stage was, as usual, decorated with their trademark array of palm trees, giving the set a tropical feel. A feel which I think matches the upbeat, catchy tone of their music perfectly. The performance was also enhanced by beautiful lighting arrangements and mirrors.
The band hit the stage with a tremendous amount of energy and were all smiling ear-to-ear. One thing in particular that always catches my attention when I watch Fickle Friends perform live, is how lovely it is to watch the band interact with one another. This time was no exception.
The lead singer, Natti, posted on social media after the event that she had really struggled with anxiety moments before the show. However, due to her brilliant strength, this was not evident at all while she was on stage. In her Instagram post, Natti thanked her ‘band bros’ for their ongoing support and also the crowd for their energy that helped put her at ease. A lovely gesture from Natti and a testament to how special the evening felt for everyone. The band went on to play an incredible show, consisting of both well-loved and new songs, which the audience were clearly enjoying a great deal.
Although the band has said that this is their last London show for a while, catch them on the rest of their tour, and keep an eye on what they’re up to, by taking a look at their website (http://www.ficklefriends.co.uk/).