Bermondsey Social Club is an unusual venue, hidden among the many railway arches that house local businesses in the area, but its solid acoustics and intimate space make it a winning choice. Mina Rose arrives on the stage in a bright pink jumpsuit, and fluorescent under the dim lighting, she almost looks ablaze; tying in neatly with her new EP: London Burning.

Rose’s style is hard to place, from the dub reggae of ‘Ashes’, through 2-step garage on ‘Dayz’, and even house inflections on ‘Ghost Rider’. But it’s the sound system culture that she grew up with and loves that brings the whole thing together. DJs Eldon Somers and Lisbon’s Shaka Lion prop up the decks with heavy bass that shakes the room; added to by the occasional shudder of trains passing overhead.

More resonant still is the message of Rose’s music. Her songs touch on community and a feeling of pride for her city, themes reflected in the fact that supporting act and charismatic hype man Shishco Bob was her next-door neighbour in Brockley. Masaiya Thomas, a talented dancer who performs a routine to ‘Blind Man Dreams’, has been a friend since primary school.

Imagery of fire and destruction pervade her new material, and lyrics tell of enclosed spaces and rising flames. On the night she brings the songs to life with a brooding intensity, especially on ‘Ashes’, where on the chorus her softly sung verses erupt into an angry diatribe doubtless inspired by Grenfell:

“Liar…London she burns, feel the heat of the street”

Hot on the heels of supporting Jorja Smith, this was Mina Rose’s chance to throw down a gauntlet of her own in her first headline show. She lived up to the hype and then some with a forceful but extremely likeable stage persona, and the menacing dubstep of unreleased song ‘Run’ only added to the palpable sense of excitement for what’s to come.