Holly Humberstone at NX
Support came from local star L Devine, whose clear glee at playing a hometown show shone through in her bouncy stage presence and anthemic choruses. Excelling at queer-focused catchy pop with an indie edge, it’s not a stretch to imagine L Devine headlining this venue herself in the not-so-distant future.
From the first note of ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’, it’s clear that Holly Humberstone has a knack for transforming her intimate acoustic tunes into anthemic, vibey rock when performing live. She is note-perfect throughout as she narrates bittersweet tales of heartbreak, loneliness, and her rural Lincolnshire upbringing. Noisy crowd chatter spoils things a little during the quieter parts of the set, but the exciting news that she’s already working on her second album hushes everyone up.
Saving fan-favourite ‘Scarlett’ for the encore, with its take-down of British weather and drunken crying, gets everyone dancing along. It’s clear that in her rapid rise to fame Holly Humberstone has polished a sparkling live performance without losing any of the diary-like honesty of her earliest tracks.
She’s back with us in June – don’t miss out.