A return to live music starring Aziya, VC Pines, Rudie Edwards & Orlando

As a warm welcome to the autumnal season, CLASH Live took over Queen of Hoxton on the 29th of September.

CLASH Live is back showcasing a range of exciting, new acts in asssociation with Puma Sportstyle who are supporting the return of live music and debuting their Mirage Sport Remix silhouette's fresh new colourways alongside our forever friends at Vero True Social.

We recently photographed Arrdee, Dylan Fraser, SIPHO, Kay Young and Bow Anderson for CLASH Issue 119 in association with Puma & Vero, read the full features now and look out for video content from CLASH Live @ QoH and more to come in Issue 120.

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Kicking off the night was Orlando, sharing an honest and quirky performance that shed light on his jazz-infused vocals and humorous storytelling.

Navigating through his early twenties, the bedroom auteur was met with smiles all round as he played his first gig to a live audience.

Next to take the stage was Dover's very own, Rudie Edwards. Alongside her bubbling charisma, is a leaning towards raw lyrics that waver through Rudie's past, touching on her first experiences with love.

A powerful and soulful voice filled the room, steering the night into a new direction.

VC Pines indeed carried this same energy, using his lockdown as an opportunity for reflection and self-exploration.

This shone through his performance, playing a stripped-back set of this summer's EP, 'Concrete,' inviting the intimate crowd to experience a new dimension to the project. 

Bringing all the heat for the final act of the night was rock prodigy Aziya.

Through her larger-than-life vocals, the 21 year-old takes her crowds on a journey of an evolving youth, a hurricane of emotions that live within the band's music.

Embracing moments of groove and alt-pop with her electric guitar as her weapon of choice, Aziya left CLASH Live with an unshakeable buzz.

Photographer Sean Kiilu got up close, capturing the night through his fish-eye lens.

Words: Ana Lamond

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