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Blink Events: Little Noise Sessions

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

We had an amazing evening at the Union Chapel. What a stunner of a venue! The occasion was the Little Noise Sessions. This was the 5th year for the week long acoustic festival in aid of Mencap.

The Union Chapel, Islington

The event was expertly hosted by the very glamorous Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley, and we had picked the night when Hurts were playing. We fell in love with them at Camp Bestival– what style, panache and those lyrics! Delicious.

Even though one half of the duo, Adam, had to bow out due to injury, Theo still enchanted us. I have to say that their theatrical streak maybe took a little step to far with the addition of a petulant looking lady seated on stage plucking petals from a few dozen white roses throughout the set, but the charming Theo managed to compensate with his sweet repartee and soaring singing voice.

Hurts play the Little Noise Sessions at the Union Chapel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuwdw7KmGwA

We had only expected to be treated to night with Hurts and were delighted when we found out that they were to be joined on the bill by a few other acts, for us the most notable of which was the stunning Clare Maguire.

In a few short steps, even before we heard a single note, we had fallen for Clare. Her outfit was stunning. She seemed a wonderful Gothic heroine but also thoroughly modern at the same time. Perhaps a brooding, more introverted version of Florence? Our images don’t really do her justice, but the black lace, peignoir style maxi dress was lined in peachy nude and slashed from hemline to waist and neckline to naval, held in place by a dayglo orange belt. Enough of her look and on to the music- which was spine-tinglingly atmospheric and even more dramatic in the Chapel setting. A new favourite for ‘Blink” and a style icon in the making we think!

Clare Maguire plays the Little Noise Sessions at the Union Chapel

Clare Maguire at the Union Chapel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g07jq-rKEg0&feature=channel

In this video I think she’s wearing the same frock… Beautiful.