Live Review: Milky Chance - Vicar Street, Thursday Feb 5th
Review & Photos by Itzi Telletxea
I came across the band Milky Chance introduced by my Austrian friend's love for the band and dance moves overall. The Vicar St Venue was filled to the brim with fans young and old. The start was mellow, the lights were low profile, blue background. Impossible to photograph, in this three song no flash time quest you have to make as much of the closeness to the artist you looking forward to listen to.
Having only known Milky Chance for the two big singles “Stolen Dance” and the beatuitful “Down By the River”, I was excited to hear the rest of their debut album “Sadnecessary”. They didn't disappoint. The crowd went for the summer sounding song “Sweet Sun”, a favorite of mine after witnessing it live. Another big song for me was “Fairytale” this sometimes reggae inspired song brought a brillant atmosphere to the venue, it had the crowd jumping and bouncing. Of course “Stolen Dance” was a crowd pleaser too. It probably brought the loudest crowd rendition of any of their songs. Even if it was a slightly modified version from the radio song we all became so familar with last summer.
From the cool “Flashed Junk Mind” to the trible sounding “Indigo”, lead vocalist Clemens Rehbein really has the singing chops to rival any doubters. His partner in crime Philipp Dausch has the ability to move from one instrument to another with ease. Making the whole performance a busy time for the lads from Kassel, Germany. “Down By River” was one of their closers and had me singing along, another anthem from the band that turned the place into the cool vibe centre.