Since the bedroom based days of the debut Girlpool have bulked out from a slender sharp two-piece to an expansive Powerplant outfit with the addition of drummer Miles Wintner and an extra guitar, keyboards and even saxophone.
And boy oh boy (or… ‘girl oh girl’) was it damn loud…
— Substandard Nerd (@substandardnerd) September 7, 2017
“Older cuts like ‘Ideal World’ and ‘Cherry Picking’ are given a new lease of life by the full production, which puts meat on the once bare-bones structures, while the newer material is played lower and lazier than on record, particularly a gloriously leisurely rendition of ‘Powerplant’. As magnetic as ever, Cleo and Harmony’s friendship still takes center-stage above all else. Tonight there’s rapping, broken microphones and bad jokes – all serving to make the night feel intimate and fun, demonstrating that their bedroom band roots haven’t been diluted by the added amplification” The London Economic