Late last year, Stricken City were forced to stop being awesome while singer Rebekah Raa recovered from a broken ankle.

Last night they returned, playing their first gig of the year at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen. Raa, in a Robocop-style protective boot, was on top form, even if it will take a little longer for the wild dancing to return.

Stricken City

It seems Raa’s recuperation has been productive too, as last night bought new songs galore. ‘Don’t Spit At Her Face’ was a highlight and you can download it for free when you sign up at their website.

Catch Stricken City as they hobble back to greatness at Cargo, London this Friday with the excellent Aeroplane and at the NME Awards shows throughout February.

Elsewhere on Pinglewood:

Killjoy – Beat Totem Are Partypoopers.