Los Porcos made their live debut last night (April 25) as they played an intimate gig at the Salon Club in London’s Embassy Hotel.
The seven strong band, which features Tom McClung, Evans Kati and Joe Manning of Wu Lyf plus members of London band FAMY and solo artist Profondo, recently told NME they’d yet to play in a room together.
Asked how he felt the gig went, singer Bruce Yates said after the show, “It was fun, it was just what we wanted. The [Wu Lyf] guys came and stayed with us for a week so we went into a practice room a couple of times but it’s cool cos they’re jammy songs, we can just go with it and feel it. We know each other really well so that helps too.”
Wearing matching T-shirts emblazoned with the words ‘New Pork City’, Los Porcos played a six-song set including the slow funk of ‘Jesus Luvs U Baby’ and the Ariel Pink-esque carnival stomp of ‘Do You Wanna Live?’ before ending their set with a mass onstage dance to Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’.
Jemima Stein, 23, from London, said of the gig, “It was so much fun. I don’t really know what I was expecting but they definitely surprised me. It’s really different to Wu Lyf and their other bands but I don’t think that’s a bad thing.”
Kyle Wallace, 21, also from London, was equally as impressed, saying, “My favourite bit was ‘Do You Wanna Live?’ It’s just a huge song, absolutely killer. I think they should be massive.”
Los Porcos play a residency in France next month.
Los Porcos played:
‘Jesus Luvs U Baby’
‘Do You Wanna Live?’
‘Talkin’ Bout Makin’ Love’