Review : Master Peace Shines At Sold Out Hoxton Hall – Public Display Of Affection Tour
4 Mar 2022
Master Peace is undoubtedly one of the most exciting talents within UK music right now. Blending nostalgic alternative rock with contemporary sounds of street music, the creative intelligence of Master Peace is genre defying.
Having come off the back of supporting alternative pop / dance duo Everyone You Know on their sold out UK tour, Master Peace embarks on his “Public Display of Affection” Tour – coming to Hoxton Hall in London for a sold out show. As soon as the invite came over, I jumped at the opportunity to go to the show, and what a show it was!
The Hoxton Hall was the perfect choice of venue for Master Peace. Intimate, theatrical and atmospheric. Support came down in their hundreds to arrive in time to catchy support act Len, who showcased his alternative rap stance hyping the crowd up before the main event. Despite there being no TFL due to tube strikes, people weren’t missing out on this one. After a very solid and energetic support slot from Len, and a short DJ set from Melly, we were all good to go.
The lights went down, and Master Peace took to the stage as enthusiastic and lively as ever. The front row of the standing audience set the tone for the rest of the crowd, throwing their arms into the air and jumping around at every opportunity – a motion that with Master Peace’s infectious energy and showmanship was easily reciprocated amongst the whole room very quickly.
There’s not too many times that I leave a show feeling so euphoric, or even feel as collectively involved as I did at the Hoxton Hall. The tracklist was exceptional, with standout songs “PDA”, “Overdrive” and personal favourite “Eyes on You” showcasing the pinnacle of UK alternative indie music and Master Peace’s portfolio. The emotional and raw substance behind all of his music is what makes him stand out not only as an artist but as a performer. Some music feels so powerful when performed live, and I felt that with every song he performed.
Having teased on social media that we were in for a surprise as well, Master Peace brought out the very talented Kasien to perform “Slow Song” and support act Len for an unreleased single (which sounds unreal), as well as the highly respected and legendary Mike Skinner for new song “Wrong Answers Only”. Kasien and Len provided a whole different dynamic to the venue – and crowd interaction was at an all time high. Mike Skinner delivered an energetic performance, and I have to say MP and MS together are an inpeccable duo.
If you have not seen Master Peace live before, you are missing out! His showmanship and enthusiasm is utterly infectious, and the music he produces and delivers is emotional, unique and raw. This show was something to be majorly proud of, and Master Peace is a star that will continue to shine even brighter as time goes on.