Hush series launches with intimate show at Royal Albert Hall

Moshi Moshi host first night of mini-festival series

Indie label Moshi Moshi hosted a tiny show last night (February 13) at the Royal Albert Hall.

Hot Club De Paris and Slow Club played to just 200 people in the venue’s Elgar Room.

The night was the first in the Hush series, which will see each event hosted by a different record label.


Last night’s event was the first in a year long project and proved a hit with the audience.

Moshi Moshi co-boss Michael McClatchey, who is celebrating his label’s tenth birthday, told NME.COM that the event “feels very grown-up, I actually thought about inviting my parents to a Moshi Moshi gig for the first time in my life!”

He added: “It’s always interesting to do gigs in unusual places. You go to the same venues so many times, it’s always a treat to do something somewhere a bit different.”

Having played a typically energetic set, headliners Hot Club De Paris‘s lead singer Paul Rafferty told NME.COM: “We’re completely and utterly psyched, it’s just quite funny, isn’t it, playing at the Albert Hall?”

The people running the events hope to bring more young people and new bands to the venue.

Head of Programming for the Hall, Lucy Noble, explained that they wanted to “give something back” to music fans and that the Hush series was aiming to “try to go for quirky in here, stuff people won’t expect”.


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