Florrie was the second act of this year’s Coffee House Sessions tour, following on from The Shires set last week. As one of the more renowned acts to play the sessions, I had high hopes for Florrie, and she did not disappoint.
Opening with ‘Left Too Late’, a track from her debut EP released in 2010, she instantly drew the crowd in with her command of the loop pedal. It’s always a treat to see somebody use looping successfully in a live setting, and Florrie used it to great effect throughout her short, dynamic set.
Her cover of ‘Radioactive’ by Imagine Dragons was an imaginative reinvention of the – track. You wouldn’t think you’d be able to get all the drama that you do in the original track with just an acoustic guitar and voice, but Florrie more than managed.
She finished with a new track called ‘Galaxies’, which means even better music is to come. Although we were slightly disappointed that she hadn’t managed to pack up her drum kit and bring it on the road (Florrie used to be an in house drummer for Xenomania – the production team behind acts like Girls Aloud), it was an excellent short set. If she’s coming to a university near you, definitely go and check her out!
Eoin Glackin will play next weeks Coffee House Session, at 2pm in The Bridge, SUSU.