An act that is dividing opinion, Australian pop-band Confidence Man came to London as part of their global Ring-A-Ding tour. They were recommended as a band to like if you liked LCD Soundsystem but having heard their stuff whilst the music was well constructed and probably where the comparison came from, with the vacuous vocals over the top their sound is much more on the poppy end of the spectrum. They also had a small catalogue of tracks with just 3 singles released and a rumoured first album in the new year. So I was going into this with low expectations.
They're fronted by a man and woman who are not the best dancers (by their own admission) but they are very enthusiastic and with a little bit of choreography get away with it. The music comes from 2 unrecognisable chaps in black beekeeper masks; we'll it's cheaper than Daft Punk or Deadmau5's headpieces.
We had a couple of breaks where the singers would go off and refresh or change costumes but the music was kept playing throughout, and the music was all very good although the best tracks were the ones they've released.
The set came in at just under an hour, with more music behind them they'll obviously be longer but their set worked well and I can see them doing very well on the festival circuit. Their music will get any crowd going.
One to keep an eye on for sure.