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GIG REVIEW: Peaches @ KOKO

Peaches rolls with the crowd @ Koko

Above is the only picture I got from my night with Peaches. Not only because my camera is essentially just a broken metal box with flashing lights but mainly because the crowd were mental that night…well they’re probably mental every night when it comes to Peaches.

I’m still a bit of a gig newbie to be honest. I’ve always been the sitting in my bedroom listening to my favourite band on repeat but not too loud so my parents don’t hear kind of girl, so the rules of the gig world are still quite new to me.

Let me say one thing Peaches fans are amazing. I’ve never seen such a diverse crowd. There were electro kids, hipsters, punk rockers, indie boys, black, white, brown you name it they were there. Another thing to remember about Peaches fans is that they are crazy. They will drag you to the ground and step on your head just to get closer to her. I learnt this fact the hard way.

Peaches was of course amazing and she had at least five costume changes, or more I stopped counting half way through, one of which looked like a giant ball of hair.

The spectacular of her live show was everything I thought it would be including the hairy girls from the ‘Talk to Me’ video, pussy LED’s, extravagant costumes, walking on the crowd and lots and lots of lasers.

The tunes were there too and after four albums Peaches had a lot to choose from and she chose well. The setlist included ‘Boys Wanna Be Her’, ‘Fuck The Pain Away’, ‘Billionanire’ with Shunda K rapping on a projector screen for Peaches to duet with and the rousing ‘Set it Off’. I love how this song has evolved over time.

Below is Peaches singing ‘Set it Off’ in LA, I couldn’t find any at KOKO and anyway she’s singing with an inflatable motorbike and strap-on cleavage here.
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