The stage was suitably attired for All Hallows Eve at the Wedgewood Rooms, and Goat Girl joined in the fun dressed in what one would assume is not their usual stage attire of Mrs Doubtfire granny dresses and pearls.
Recently awarded, along with Idles, the title of Q Magazine’s Best Breakthrough Act, there could be a danger of them being caught like the proverbial rabbit in the headlights from all the new attention and suffering a similar curse to the one so often experience by Mercury Prize winners. But the all-female four-piece from south London were having none of it with a radiant, confident performance.
Lead singer Lottie 'Clottie Cream’ is an oddly beguiling front woman, with a subtle edge to her vocals, drummer Rosy Bones (I love bands with great stage names) has a deftness of touch which set the bands apart from the pack.
Goat Girl rattle through their debut album with the minimum of fuss and little crowd connection save for the occasional 'thank you', not that this bothers the busy crowd which sways with affection to the sonics grooves served up.
All too soon,after 45mins or so and a quick encore the crowd dutifully file out, enthralled by the show.