Turn It Up!
Robots In Disguise are the first band I see at Leeds Festival this year and what a way it is to start! Having released three well received albums since they formed back in 2001 as students Sue Denim and Dee Plume they have steadily built a reputation as one of the leading electro indie acts in the UK, which is reflected by the fact that they fill the dance tent despite getting an early slot.
Denim & Plume waste no time in getting into their stride and they are right in the face of the crowd from the first song. They give off a pulsing energy and whilst this is undeniably electronica it’s delivered with real grit and bite. They throw some big tunes in early on and ‘Turn It Up’ sounds great on this stage. The video screens at the side of the stage show snippets of video to accompany the songs, which all adds to the effect as Denim & Plume bounce around the stage, pausing only to grin at each other.
The dual female vocals are a little abrasive at times but it fit’s the up tempo music. Other highlights come with ‘We’re in the Music Biz’ and set closer and new single ‘The Tears’. The reaction from the crowd between songs is amazing but it’s fully justified; raw, punchy and totally infectious this has been a bloody good way to start the day!