by Jen Macro
The first two bands to feature in the rehearsal studio’s 7” singles club, played live in the practice rooms in sarf lahndahn. The launch of the Brixton Hillbilly record label brought down quite a crowd. Gaygirl, led by Bex Morrison are a bit goth, bit sassy, bit heavy, bit moody. As well as sounding very contemporary, there are hints of All About Eve to their melodies, crossed with some of the slightly heavier lady-led alt-pop bands of the nineties. Their set preceded the well-honed, full-toned Hot Sauce Pony, who enticed a slightly more mature crowd, including BBC 6Music DJ (and superfan) Tom Robinson. Hot Sauce Pony mean business. They are powerful and gnarly with tunes that get right under your skin.
I spoke to both bands pre gig – you can see what they said in this video: