May 29, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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Exactly two months ago today, I named “Blind” by Hercules and Love Affair my track of the year. I’d flipped out and stormed the DJ booth when I heard Hanna Hanra spin it at Durrr during London Fashion Week. While it’s still not available in the US iTunes store (I bought it from legal UK download site 7digital), New York City fans of the group finally got to hear them play the track live when HLA performed on Saturday night at an Opening Ceremony-hosted party at Studio B in Brooklyn. Billed as HLA’s first ever live show (they had actually played a secret show earlier in the month in a club in midtown Manhattan), it was an exciting, strange, and beautiful affair. A few random notes…the fire marshall showed up but fortunately the packed gig didn’t get shut down…Antony did not perform with the group as I hear he has fallen out with Andy Butler – a shemale named Nomi handled much of his vocals instead…visually the group comes across way more sleazy 80’s than the record would lead you to believe – think Frankie Goes To Hollywood meets Marc Almond in a leather bar in London’s Soho and you will be close…the music was amazing and the show had a great, positive vibe…hopefully Kim Ann will learn to project her voice more – I couldn’t really hear her. Too bad BoomBox isn’t still going – I think we’ve found their house band. Check out my photos from the night below…x eddie
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