Iconic pop duo push baby gave us energy, noughties vibes, and insane instrumentals as they rocked the crowd at their headline show in London! Take a look back with us as we recap our experience at the show.
Our Pop Princess Is Back
Their opening star Eden Hunter (one of our absolute fave pop princesses) treated us to her latest single ‘Chance My Heart,’ her first-ever single ‘Weightless,’ an awesome cover of ‘Breakway’ by Kelly Clarkson, and an unreleased single called ‘Right Back To Me.’ She explained that her next single ‘Twenty,’ which is currently unreleased as well, is about cutting yourself a bit of slack when things don’t turn out exactly the way you wanted them to. With her iconic bright red bob cut and her dreamy vocals, we’re pretty much obsessed with her.
Move Over Wham, There’s A New 80s Pop Band In Town
Indie pop band Nikki and The Waves brought 80s vibes with their Wham-inspired style and variety of instruments. They crowded the stage, all six of them (!), and the audience grooved to the beat as they played their single ‘online chess,’ which was released two weeks ago, ‘August’ from their upcoming EP (which is out in June), and a synthy cover of Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u next.’ They finished their set with ‘Nineteen’ and the lead singer, Nikki, told us the song is about when you’re nineteen everything seems harder, but then when you look back on it, it wasn’t that bad at all.
Then the moment everyone in the crowd had been waiting for; push baby graced the stage after teasing us with a mashup of 00s hits for a full five minutes. The screams and cheers were at an all-time high in the small venue. The lead vocalist, Jake, joked that they’d be treating us to a night of “formulaic pop” but the crowd loudly disagreed. Fans yelled that they’d come from all over the globe to see the duo’s performance – places such as Alabama, Santa Monica, and Italy!
The audience screamed along to their hit ‘Change My Mind’ and Jake told us he’d brought a “gift” with him – a vocal manipulator which he used to replicate his vocals in their song ‘Wanna Go,’ off their album Wow, Big Legend. But as Jake was having all the fun, he managed to break all the mics and the crowd was quick to yell for an acapella set. Charley, the lead guitarist, laughed as all the microphones switched off and they asked the crowd how their weekend was.
Once the audio was fixed, we were back on track and Jake stepped into the crowd to sing their piano ballad ‘thor.’ The show slowed down as he performed the heartbreaking tune ‘Aegean’ with his acoustic guitar, and all the fans softly sang every word back to him.
The pace changed when a seemingly random stranger yelled that he’d paid “12 quid” for this show and he thought he deserved to hear the band’s biggest hit, ‘Me and My Broken Heart’ – the two members of push baby were previously in a four-piece called Rixton before splitting up in 2019 and going their own ways. Jake called the audience member on stage and told him how much he hated the song before smashing a bottle on his head. The crowd gasped but as the chords for ‘Me and My Broken Heart’ began, they realised it was all a joke – yes, we were fooled too!
There you have it, our review of push baby’s London show! So, whether this is the first time you’ve heard of push baby, or if you’ve been a fan for years, let us know in the comments or on Twitter @TheHoneyPop, Facebook, and Instagram!
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