Alice Gold – Gig Review

Wednesday 8th June 2011
The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Hailing from London, Alice is a singer-songwriter and completed her debut album ‘Seven Rainbows’ in just 22 days. Influenced by Pixies, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane and Janis Joplin, Alice is quoted on her website saying “I definitely write pop songs,” Alice says, “But I‘m inspired just as much by leftfield stuff, rock and roll and psychedelia.”

“Basically, I love Janis Joplin but I‘ve got a crush on Alicia Keys!”

It was easy to see just how much enjoyment Alice Gold gets out of performing, and it was almost as though she was captured and engulfed by her own music. So much so that during each track it seemed as though she was set in a zone, and only coming back out of it to head in to the next song. She is possibly one of the most distinctive artists that I have listened to for a while, and coming home and listening again to her music has left me wanting more.

We were treated to a 30-minute set with 8 songs:

Seasons
Runaway
And I’ll Be There
Conversations
Cry
Sadness
End Of The World
Orbiter

Alice is as much about the music as she is about the performance, and she left her audience spellbound, with the 30 minutes flying by. Her vocal approach and style breaks all the “norms”, refreshing to hear, and incredible to watch.