For the past six years, Idaho-based Trevor Powers has created often gorgeous, sometimes tender, occasionally challenging, but always excellent music under the name of Youth Lagoon. The three albums released during that period have offered something different, with latest album Savage Hills Ballroom providing a richer, fuller, cleaner sound and really pushing his voice to the fore. And it was excellent.

So the news that came only a few days prior to this show at Village Underground was that Youth Lagoon was to cease to be, Powers calling a halt to the project in its prime. Therefore this London show, already highly anticipated, becoming even more so due to it being the last ever Youth Lagoon London show. Sure there will be Field Day, but we can discount that right?

The first half of the show was heavy on Savage Hills Ballroom, with a full-band onstage providing an energy and crisp sound that's most certainly present on the record. Those opening dark synths to 'Highway Patrol Stun Gun' just sounding... so darn pretty. Throughout the show Powers frequently marched/danced around the stage like a hipster toddler in a world of his own, thrashing his arms furiously to the beat and generally being in the zone.

Inevitably the evening was ended by the delicate, enchanting sounds of 'Seventeen' as the crowd cooed along. A fitting end to a nostalgic song, and hard not to get caught-up in the nostalgia of the moment and the last six years from when it was first released. Goodbye Youth Lagoon and thanks for the memories. We look forward to your future projects.

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