After teaming up with Big Indie to showcase a new band once a month throughout much of 2018, tonight is the night of the big Christmas blow-out at London’s The Old Blue Last – and oh boy is it a stacked line up, with four Big Nights alumni returning to the stage.
Kicking off the night’s celebrations are Glossii. They’re clearly having the time of their lives on stage, their brash indie-rock constantly threatening to tip over into full-blown punk but never quite crossing the line. “I wrote this song about confessing my love to Henry VIII” vocalist Sofia Zanghirella states with a laugh as they launch into ‘Chop’, a stop-start number with plenty of tongue-in-cheek lyrics to get the room on side.
Curators of fuzz Superego are up next, showcasing their murky brand of indie-rock. Their festive spirit is strong, with frontman Cam Potts musing on why “your burps taste so good at Christmas” before lurching straight into ‘Pain Relief’ which is all wonky guitar lines and spaced out melodies between slabs of grunge-covered goodness.