Wednesday 17th August
Cargo, Shoreditch, London
They didn't arrive on the Cargo, Shoreditch, stage until 10.45pm - and their set list only consisted of six songs but Tribal Pop band Natives - appropriately from The New Forest - were well worth waiting around for! The band were celebrating the recent release of their single ‘Stop The Rain’ which is taken from their forthcoming second album - heavily influenced by the band’s recent trip to Morocco, which inspired their huge sound.
In association with 1883 Magazine and Radio X, the band opened with previous single (and their first release in two years) 'Chasing Lions' - immediate affirmation of their distinctive sound (think Lion King) complemented by stand out backing harmonies. Sandwiched in between the impressively catchy 'Stop The Rain' at the end were four new tracks: 'Passion', 'Pray', 'War Paint' and 'Animals' - all of which went down well with the Cargo punters. The four-piece band consists of Andy White (drums and percussion), Greg Day (bass), Jack Fairbrother (guitar, keyboards) and Jim Thomas (vocals) - their tribal theme also giving the guys the opportunity to play various percussion - despite their short set. Natives return to London on Thursday 8th September at Dingwalls supporting MOTHXR.