A week night trip to The Windmill has helped rejuvenate my love of the uncovered and unknown many times in the past, but a recent trip has perhaps had more of an effect on me than any other. Having turned up to watch headliner Morgan Noise (of Fat Dog), an impressive up-and-comer in their own right, I was no less than floored by the support, Rabbitfoot.

The eclectic five piece cover as many bases sonically as they do aesthetically, dancing from post-punk to baroque pop and everything in-between. At one point in their set, a call to “praise the gods of latin music” was even gladly met by the captivated audience. The band consist of a guitar, synth, drums, violin and lead singer and despite the seeming lack of a bass player, a brilliantly multi-faceted Moog/synth combination provides such an entertaining backbone that gives the band not only a different side to many of the other bands that have released music out of the scene over the last 5 years, but also to their own earthy instrumentals.

Lead singer River provided such a magnetic performance, landing somewhere in-between Jarvis Cocker, Patti Smith and Stevie Nicks in stage presents. Lyrically topping off the instrumentals with a confident poeticism that is well beyond their years, though Rabbitfoot are yet to release any official music yet, they are already at a place creatively that is far beyond many of their peers.

Keep one ear to the ground for what’s to come from what was the most exciting live act I’ve caught at the Windmill in such a long time. If that’s not high praise, then I don’t know what is!

KET TRACK: N/A (check out their Instagram for live clips of their tracks, it’s the best you can do for now…)

FOR FANS OF: Black Country, New Road, Porridge Radio, O.

Photo: @annie_walton2 (Instagram)