Live review: Habitats at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 3/3/16

Words by Dein Moore @deingerous1

A night with Habitats will have you jumping, grinding and maybe losing a T-shirt. From beginning to end at Hoxton Square tonight they were energetic and interactive enough to keep the crowd engaged without distracting them from what they were there there for – the music. Admittedly this was a short set but its delivery and liveliness more than made up for it.

The band opened up with the drummer hammering out a super groovy rhythm while the rest of the group took a couple of minutes before joining him on stage to play. This lead to the first track, ‘Lay Me Down’, which got everyone singing and had many fans jumping for joy upfront to a song soaked in its own indie-sounding glory.

Habitats proceeded to play a few favourites that amped up the fans to an almost euphoric state before performing a really well thought out cover of ‘Let's Dance’. This was woven into ‘Jungles’, the title track of their latest EP, which turned out to be the last song of a hugely enjoyable night, rich in good old indie sounds with a blend of psychedelic influences and ecstatically dancing fans. I could have done with a longer set, but it definitely left me wanting more and left my appetite to be filled by Habitats’ new EP.

See Habitats live:

Weds 9 March: The Horn, St Albans

Thurs 24 March: The Bodega, Nottingham