I’m always a little apprehensive heading to a new venue, you never know quite what to expect and it can have a big impact on the evening. Tonight was The Wardrobe in Leeds and as venues go it turned out to be a belter. Small enough to be intimate, big enough to have a great atmosphere, and really well laid out with a terraced viewing area all-around a central floor. Tonight we had a very full night to keep us entertained with 3 bands on the bill. Cat Apostrophe, Queen Z, and headliners Dream Wife.
First up to take on the sell-out crowd was Leeds’s very own Cat Apostrophe who launched headfirst into action with ‘Roast Dinner’ giving us an early sign of what was to come. What was to come was in fact an opening set of life inspired songs delivered passionately by the powerful voice of Kirsty Fife complimented brilliantly by the more gentle tones of Kate Stonestreet. Although to be fair Kate can raise her game too when she wants to in the power stakes as the band stormed through ‘January’ ‘Bedroom Carpet’ and finished with the brilliantly named ‘Dickhead’. The anger and frustration behind their song’s lyrics were belied a little by the fact that this was a band clearly enjoying themselves and having a great time playing to a larger audience than they are used to. Let there be no doubt that punters enjoyed it just as much.