Review: INHEAVEN, Norwich Arts Centre, a sound destined for bigger, rowdier crowds

INHEAVEN play Norwich Arts Centre (Picture: Mariah Feria)

INHEAVEN play Norwich Arts Centre (Picture: Mariah Feria) - Credit: Archant

South London alternative band INHEAVEN took to the stage at Norwich Arts Centre on Friday night. Here is what our reviewer had to say about their performance.

INHEAVEN feel like one of indie rock's most exciting and intriguing at a time when the genre is fighting to reclaim its top-table position in mainstream music. Being signed up to Strokes front-man Julian Casablancas' label, gives them the clout and authenticity to lead this charge.

The set, made up of songs from their debut-album, didn't sound far from a beefed up Is This It (The Strokes), but with the bonus of versatility that comes from strong male and female vocals.

Before them, Thyla showed why they'd been asked to support, with enthusiastic and surprisingly catchy songs such as Pristine Dream

The band played to a packed Norwich Arts Centre and the clarity of James Taylor's vocals, stark against the distorted riffs, filled the venue. There was a feeling their sound is destined for somewhat bigger, perhaps rowdier crowds, and they could dominate the smaller stages and tents at this summer's festivals.

The recent success of Wolf Alice has proven that it pays to be a little interesting and different, making INHEAVEN a good bet to emerge at the forefront of any indie-rock revival.