Natives kick-off tour in Shoreditch: ‘We’re playing new songs here for the first time’


By Andras Paul, Rock At Night London Correspondent

Venue Cargo, Shoreditch, London – August 17, 2016 – Natives -sponsored by Estrella Galicia / 1883 Magazine

It seems that Rock at Night was at the right place and the right time again the long awaited comeback of UK based-band Natives’s. It has been almost two years since their last live performance.  On August 17th, Natives kicked off their tour as support for MOTHXR, which will begin in Manchester on September 3rd and will end in Brighton on September 10th.

It looks like the band was up and fit for the new challenge, presenting a very lively performance down at Cargo – Shoreditch – London’s hipster quarter.

RAN has been a supporter of Natives—and I knew we were destined to see a good show. I was there early in the evening and watched how detailed everything was arranged on the stage, giving it a happy, festive feel, including the little scarves on mic stands. The stage décor gave me the impression they had just come back from a happy holiday from the sunny Africa—and wanted to share with the audience their experience.

The audience was able to listen “live” for the first time new songs – including the African influenced new single ‘Chasing Lions’. In two years it reached #4 on Blog-Aggregator Hype Machine’s Twitter chart.

My fav song of the evening was ‘Stop The Rain’ which really shook up the place with explosive energy.

RAN agrees with the post on their Twitter page: “..a new live era for us has begun!” So let be it, Natives. The performance at Shoreditch proved this to be true!

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Debut London show

Aug 17 London – Cargo

UK tour dates supporting MOTHXR

Sep 03 Manchester – Sound Control

Sep 04 Leeds – Brudenell Games Room

Sep 05 Glasgow – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut

Sep 06 Nottingham – The Bodega

Sep 07 Bristol – Exchange

Sep 08 London – Dingwalls

Sep 09 Southampton – Joiners

Sep 10 Brighton – The Green Door Store







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