Mowbeck @ The Bodega


After stumbling across a flyer late last year, I fell in love with Mowbeck’s indie-rock vibes and I’ve been desperate to see them live since. The Nottingham four-piece returned to their hometown as the penultimate stop on their short summer tour before heading into the studio to create their first album, and they were sensational.

With the Nottingham music scene currently thriving with local talent, homegrown band Mowbeck fits right in with their powerful vocals and enthusiastic performance. The band have been going from strength to strength having recently played Nottingham’s Dot to Dot festival and supported King No-One on their short run of tour dates.

Support was provided by another Nottingham artist, Cherry Hex and The Dream Church, who played their latest release, ‘Toska’. The indie duo provided melodic songs infused with the mesmerising notes of the xylophone, an unexpected addition to each song which pushed across a chilled atmosphere, warming up the crowd perfectly despite being perhaps the polar opposite of the more rock orientated headliners.

Mowbeck then took to the stage, playing songs from their debut EP ‘Talkabout’ which had a welcome reception from the crowd. They went on to play highly anticipated track ‘The Basement’ less than a month after it was made BBC Introducing’s track of the week, all despite the band having no backing from a record label. The set included a more relaxed song written about meeting a girl in The Bodega itself, a tiny venue in the centre of Nottingham with incredible live music from up and coming talent with huge potential.

The crowd was also lucky enough to have a sneak peek at the future of the band, with them confirming that they would be headed to the studio after their tour concluded on August 1st in London. This included the performance of Gemini, the band’s next song to be released in just a few weeks’ time, which created an electric atmosphere with its strong vocals.

Despite having a relatively small portfolio of songs to their name, Mowbeck did not disappoint – instead, they left the crowd desperate for more. With no encore, they played their final song ‘Talkabout’ which is an indie-rock anthem with formidable drumming and sensational vocals that left everyone in awe.

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