Fresh off DIY magazine’s latest tour, as well as a run of live dates with indie-punk legends Slaves, in February, Estrons headed out on their biggest headline tour to date, taking Husky Loops and King Nun with them. I managed to catch them in London’s iconic independent venue Boston Music Room.
Having seen Estrons last summer at a festival, and been impressed by the way frontwoman Täli Källström commanded the attention of all of the people there, my expectations were high.
The night started out with fresh-faced teenagers King Nun, recently signed to label-of-the-moment Dirty Hit (responsible for The 1975 and Wolf Alice), who brought their brand of rock n roll to the stage.
Next up were the weirdly wonderful Husky Loops, who, after cracking a Brexit joke, launched into their latest single, the dark ‘Fighting Myself’. Breaking up their set with a mashup of Spotify adverts, Husky Loops are clearly ones to watch out for in the future.
Finally, the main event. Walking out on stage in leather trousers, Källström looked every bit the stereotypical ‘cool girl’ like counterparts Ellie Rowsell and Izzy B Phillips. Kicking off with unreleased track ‘Lilac’, Tufnell Park came alive with the sheer force and energy behind Källström’s delivery. Tracks like the snarling ‘I’m Not Your Girl’ and the passionate ‘Call You Mine’ were performed with such intensity that the whole room shook.
She even managed to keep her cool after heckling from the audience, once it was revealed fan favourite ‘Belfast’ wouldn’t be on the setlist. After reasoning from the crowd (‘You have to play Belfast! We’re in an Irish pub!’) the band launched into it full throttle. Exciting delivery, frenzied moshpits and violent crowdsurfing all made for a thrilling live show. Definitely ones to watch.