Since getting his start as a fifteen year old uploading songs to YouTube, Cavetown has amassed a rabid fan base. In turn the now twenty year old has rewarded his fans with a slew of releases. Since inking with Sire Records this year, he’s kept up his usual steady pace of releases as if he was still dropping tracks on Bandcamp. After another successful run through the US and tours into Australia later this month, he’s released a new live album. What Live at Hoxton Hall reveals is that the youthful singer songwriter can bring it in person just as good as he does through his albums.
The set is a nice mixture of new tracks and fan favorites. Cavetown has no problem wooing the crowd, opening with “Green.” As the song plays out, you can hear the crowd singing along with every note. The live version has a depth to it, and it feels like those in attendance are hanging on his every word. While the newer track “Dear” doesn’t hit as hard as favorite “Devil Town,” the audience seems to be right there with the singer songwriter.Closing out the set with “Boys Will Be Bugs” proves how high the energy was from the crowd during the show. In thirteen tracks, Cavetown shows off how important his crowd is for his live shows, while giving those who’ve never caught him a glimpse into his live shows.
Live at Hoxton Hall is available to stream on all services or it can be purchased digitally from all online record stores. Cavetown is on tour tonight in Birmingham, UK at Academy 02 Birmingham until May 01 in Atlanta, GA at Shaky Knees Festival. His complete tour dates can be accessed here.
Image Credits: Photo by Robert Rose.