LIVE: The Lounge Kittens

When: 21/04/17
Where: Dingwalls, Camden
Rating: 4/5

The Lounge Kittens

As the venue begins to get crowded, it’s time for classy comedy cover trio The Lounge Kittens to hit the London stage tonight.

Their happy-go-lucky set kicks off with ‘Who Are We’ which, of course, everyone in the room knows! They then start to really move, jumping straight into ‘Pop Punk’, a mash-up of some of our favourite pop-punk songs. With their dance moves perfectly choreographed and sharp, it’s definitely enjoyable to watch.

Tonight’s numbers include System of a Down’s ‘Violent Pornography’ and Slipknot’s ‘Duality’, much to the crowd’s delight as they sing along to these new sophisticated, female-fronted versions. With the group playing Download Festival in a couple of months, they announce to us that they are going to be cycling up to Donnington Park for charity – after a few jokes around their training for the trip, pink kitten Zan Lawther brings back the seriousness to express it’s for the kids and we’re reminded of what a humble, down-to-earth bunch these kittens are!

The pace is picked up with a medley of ’80s theme songs, including Pokemon, Thundercats, Inspector Gadget and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which gets a great response. Who can resist singing along to theme tunes?! Partway through the set, the crowd is introduced to the T-Rexican wave – a Mexican wave with T-Rex arms. Yep, you read that right. Of course, this is combined with dinosaur noises from the crowd’s interpretation. Obviously. It’s a weird night…

Nearing the end of their set, we’re heading down a romantic route with some slower songs from the group, including ‘Love Is Only A Feeling’ by The Darkness, and ‘Gloryhole’ by Steel Panther – very romantic.

As their set draws to a close, we can confidently say it is never a dull moment with The Lounge Kittens. The entire night from start to finish is full of laughter, amazing voices, crystal-clear harmonies and sarcastic humour – what more could you want on a Friday night?!

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