Molotov Jukebox, after nine months since their last show in Southampton were back to promote their new, much anticipated album — Tropical Gypsy. The show took place on Saturday, the 23rd of April at the Talking Heads, where tropical music’s fans gathered together for a boisterous and unforgettable night.
For those not yet familiar with Molotov Jukebox, they are a gypstep band of six amazingly talented people, with the joyous and alluring lead singer, Natalia Tena. Molotov Jukebox was born out of love in August 2008, when they first started their music career together. They have played all over the UK, and not only, giving them a worldwide reputation for their unique Balkan and South American influences. They started their 2016 tour, which is their grandest tour yet, beginning of April and will continue until September.
Last month we had the chance to interview Natalia Tena, and since then, we’ve been counting the days towards Molotov Jukebox’s Southampton live show.
The show took place at the Talking Heads in a cosy and friendly atmosphere. The band warmed us up with energetic calypso vibes which set the mood for the rest of the show. Molotov pleased their most loyal fans with everyone’s beloved songs. The audience was going crazier with each song, the music kept everyone’s spirits high throughout the performance.
DON’T STOP YOUR BODY FROM DANCING. THIS IS GOING TO BE A HOLIDAY FOR YOU. JUST GET YOURSELF LOST FOR A LITTLE.
Molotov Jukebox is one of the friendliest bands we have ever seen on a live performance. They were talking to the audience, making jokes, and even giving out little prizes, such as a can of sliced pineapple for, as recommended by Natalia, making Piña Colada. The connection they made with the fans, mixed with a fusion of frantic rhythms, made everyone lose themselves in the music. Moreover, the use of accordion, played by Natalia herself, the violin played by Sam Apley, the sound of guitar played by Adam Burke, Tom Wilson — Bass, Angus Moncrieff — Trumpet, and Rami Sherrington — Drums, made an even better performance. Even the most serious people, who, at first, were standing in the background, started to join in. The whole roomful of people were urged to dance till they fall over, or, as Natalia suggested, fall in love.
Check out some footage from the show:
This night was a journey around the world. No matter what Molotov Jukebox tried to present, it came out superbly, and there wasn’t a single moment of the show that could not keep the audience under their magic spell. They’ve ended up in a high note with their well-known song I Need It. We could honestly say that Molotov Jukebox is one of the most creative and enjoyable bands we have seen live in a long time! The show was a bit short though, or maybe that’s the way it goes when one enjoys something as much as we’ve enjoyed Molotov Jukebox’s live performance.
Molotov Jukebox still have 7 shows aligned around the UK so if you haven’t seen them yet, buy your tickets NOW!!!
Words By Mihaela Dobra and Laura Šamonskytė