Sun Silva are a London-based quartet and their music is a mix of playful indie melodies matched to dexterous electronics. The songs are enjoyable and ultra-catchy with distinctive and deeply original lyrics – in fact, they’ve been firm Sync favourites ever since we first saw them last year in a support slot for Swimming Girls at this very venue in its former guise as Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen.

By the time the two opening bands finished their set, the room is packed with people that are having a great time, receiving Sun Silva on stage with a roar. Their sterling set included singles Blue Light, Just The Romantic, and latest tune Ride.

These guys have rapidly made a name for themselves as one of the most in demand and impressive new bands of last year. It’s still early days for them material-wise, but expect 2020 to be big for this band.

Earlier in the evening, with the doors just opened, I made my way at the front of the stage to grab one of the best spots to be ready for Kyoti. They are a three-piece (tonight down at just two) powerhouse of disparate influences from jazz and folk to pop and their music includes the perfect combination of synths and beats.

They formed in Newcastle back in 2016 and gradually their synth-pop potion came into focus, and they moved to London to hone their music. Each of their song feels sharply defined, a series of aesthetic decisions that takes them further and further away from their influences and towards their own unique style.

Last but not least, we had London indie four-piece band Giant Party. They are not a new face – in fact, we saw them earlier this year and we remember them by the extraordinary energy that they transmit when on stage. And let me tell you, they are still banging! People are crowding next to the stage to dance along, since their interaction game is still strong. How can you not dance to these guys? Incredible performance once again!

Review & photos by Selena Ferro

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