Unfortunately we weren’t able to make the former, but we did manage to catch the 'TPR Acoustic' set from Taylor Momsen and Ben Phillips on 27 November, and it was an awesome appearance from the talented duo.
What really stood out is the fact that Taylor Momsen has a pretty unbelievable voice. A really distinct set of rock-ready vocals that compliment that whole cooler-than-most-and-ridiculously-hot-music-queen type thing she's got going on.
You know how awesome she sounds on all the band’s records? Well basically she sounds exactly the same live. It’s nice to see that autotune hasn’t quite taken over the world just yet.
That’s what The Pretty Reckless are all about though. Keeping the musical pure and revitalising the rock life. Their inspirations are largely taken from classic rock and the fact that Momsen was sporting numerous plasters on her fingers shows she’s clearly been hitting the guitar hard throughout the tour – which it's worth noting has been on the go since September 2013.
Short and sweet but perfectly highlighting the famous principles of The Pretty Reckless. Play pure, please the fans and keep it about the music.
A mix of about 40 odd people were spaced out through the cosy venue, some with the band, others press and some lucky fans chosen through social media.
You could tell who the latter were pretty easily because they were starting at Miss Momsen like she was about to disappear.
The artists acoustic set consisted of just three songs; ‘Going To Hell’, ‘Heaven Knows’ and old favourite ‘Just Tonight’ to finish it off.
“We’ve not played this one in a while,” said Taylor before launching into the concluding track. The audience were as appreciative as you’d expect though, and the song has certainly not aged badly since its release in 2010.
It’s unlikely that the selected fans were too disappointed at the length of the set either. They did get a free meet and greet with the duo and a near-enough personal gig from their favourite rock stars.
A sick night with brilliant music. Short and sweet but perfectly highlighting the famous principles of The Pretty Reckless. Play pure, please the fans and keep it about the music.