Live Review // Amateur Best

Amateur Best
Rough Trade East // February 8th

Nestled deep within the Rough Trade store, Amateur Best’s Joe Flory makes light of the slightly incongruous habitat and delivers a debut show of exuberance and assurance. The surprisingly full and lavish sounds of ‘Get Down’ and ‘Too Much’ reverberate off vinyl racks and CD stacks while Flory controls the stage with cocksure aplomb, and slightly ill-advised jarring horn blasts. This is all super-slick, all finger-click, all sweet pop-kick.
Dave Rowlinson