Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man and Frightened Rabbit have kicked off the first evening of the Concrete And Glass festival tonight (October 2).
The event, held in various venues in east London, also saw sets from Mechanical Bride, Errors and O’Death.
Frightened Rabbit performed early on at the Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen to an enthusiastic crowd.
Addressing the audience as the Scots four-piece took the stage, frontman Scott Hutchison said: “Fucking hell, we just soundchecked about three minutes ago and there was no-one here! Did you all just spring from platforms underneath the floor?”
The band showcased a number of songs from their two studio albums, ‘Sing The Greys’ and ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’, during their set, including single ‘Head Rolls Off’.
London‘s Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man performed a half-hour set at 93 Feet East later in the evening.
After playing ‘If This Is A Man’, frontman Frederick Blood-Royale told the crowd: “I’m sorry we didn’t get to know each other’s names. I’m sure you’ve all got great names, like Jeffrey and Maria.”
The best-received tracks of the band’s set included debut single ‘Motherhood’ and ‘The Drowned And The Saved’, taken from the four-piece’s recent EP ‘The Lay Of The Land, The Turn Of The Tide’.
Brighton singer-songwriter Mechanical Bride performed at the small Strongroom later with her expansive band, which featured an accordion player and a brass section, while The Wave Machines performed their indie-disco at The Macbeth pub wearing matching paper masks.
US band O’Death drew a large crowd for their headline set at the Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen and got the crowd clapping along with their raucous mixture of bluegrass and rock and roll.
Errors packed out The Old Blue Last‘s upstairs room with their electro post-rock at the end of the evening – even Jack Penate was forced to leave after not getting into the room to see the Mogwai-endorsed Glasgow band.