Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Shin Jin Rui - live @ The Cumberland Arms, 30/01/10.

Still the most beguiling of Ex Libris bands, Shin Jin Rui's live performances oscillate in strict adherence to the moods of its members.

Saturday evening found them in an exacting state; strong of voice and high in confidence, rattling off the pop numbers that will make up their sophomore release with aplomb.

They warmed the freezing room (James played bass in his ski jacket) and commanded increasingly more attention from the audience. Adam looked every inch the star in his denim jacket and obscure t-shirt; and Alex's kit sounded great through the PA. Rui continue their post-hiatus return to form with startling pace.