hmv.com reviews... Nerina Pallot @ London's Scala
Celebrating her fantastic fifth studio album, The Sound and the Fury (which you can preview and purchase on the right-hand side of the page), Nerina Pallot wowed the Scala and we were there to review it...
Brit and Ivor Novello nominated songstress Nerina Pallot.
The Scala, London.
Any good supports?
Rising star Kimberly Anne provided the audience with a very confident, and often moving supporting solo set. From exchanging some between song banter, revealing her blight of the occasional mid-song belching, and asking the crowd to provide harmonies for a song, Kimberly won the crowd with aplomb.
Was it full? And how were the crowd?
Just short of its 1,100 capacity, the crowd were well behaved for the most part. Despite a small group of chatterboxes to the left of the stage, the crowd consisted of the devoted fanbase that Pallot still commands.
So what was the set like? What did she play?
Promising something special, Nerina and her band played the excellent new album, The Sound and the Fury, in its entirety, along with some favourites from her back catalogue.
Any good between song banter?
Nerina is definitely an artist who cares about her audience. She wants to connect with everyone and tell the stories behind each song; detailing the highs and lows that mused her new album. She also provided the occasional humorous anecdote about purchasing Lottery tickets, married life and digs at the current government.
Did she put on much of a show?
The intimate stage provided a small screen and light show. But, with Nerina, it’s all in the music. There’s no need for frills.
What was the highlight of the set?
From a dancier version of current single, 'Rousseau', to fan favourite, 'Idaho', and the beautiful 'Blessed' to a piano rendition of 'Everybody’s Gone to War' providing a rare treat, Nerina and her band supplied many, much to everyone’s delight.
Where can I catch her next?
There’s nothing in the calendar just yet. But keep your eyes peeled for future dates.