Sunday, February 07, 2016

AURORA (London Union Chapel, 02/02/16)

Yeah, that Oasis cover is a bit naff, but that shouldn't distract from the fact that Aurora Aksnes is one of the handful of acts I've seen over the last decade who I reckon has genuine star potential. Only 19 years of age, and she's already got the winning combination of talent and quirky charisma down perfectly, and her voice, although not the strongest I've ever heard, has a certain Nordic idiosyncracy that works in her favour (most notably on her cover of "Life on Mars", which, in a venue as acoustically sublime as Union Chapel, was a magnificently moving experience). Expect to see her play Hammersmith Apollo within the next couple of years.

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