Seeing Brooklyn four-piece The Babies on stage for the first time came as quite a surprise as the 'super-group' were just that; four very distinctive members who look like could've stumbled into the green room and decided to form a band five minutes before falling onto the Lexington stage. Lead singer Kevin Morby showed the remnants of a 90s indie kid whilst his female opposite, Cassie Ramone, possessed a more liberal, free-love look of the 70s. Rounded off by drummer Justin Sullivan and towering bassist Brian Schleyer, to say that The Babies were visually incongruent wouldn't be unfair. With that said, as soon as the first few chords of set opener 'Alligator' rang out, it became instantly obvious that their musical styles were all but ill-assorted.

The start of the set was somewhat of a soft one, especially considering support act Fawn Spots' impressively ferocious entrée, but with a dedication by Ramone ("London, London, London; this ones for you") before blasting out 'Breaking the Law', the Lexington crowd, along with their on stage counterparts, started to let loose. Something that would continue throughout the hour-long set with 'Moonlight Mile', which saw Morby on his knees for the most part, and the climactic penultimate 'Meet Me in the City', which was preceded by Morby's 'One London Wish'; "Dance!” To which London most certainly responded.

Having come off the back of a 26 date European Tour, by the time the New Yorkers reached London, it's safe to say that they were well practised. Renditions of tracks like 'Baby' were as close to flawless one can get in a live setting and would happily fit into the studio album from whence it came. Whilst this can sometimes become tedious in a live environment, the four piece made sure to mix it up with a jazzed up rendition of 'Mean' and some impressive interludes, acting as seamless transitions that beautifully preserved their on-stage mojo.

On top of all this, one thing that became very apparent on the night was the musicianship that these four band members all unassumingly possess. Crouched over her pedal board and/or amp, Ramone at times appeared like some sort of guitar sorceress whilst Morby's rampant bounces around the stage seemed to somehow leave his riffs unhindered. Drummer Sullivan managed to single-handedly bring the crowd back to life during 'Mess Me Around', no easy feat for someone with no access to a microphone, whilst Schleyer made bass playing look so easy, one could have mistook him for an air-bass playing fan.

The night ended, as many knew it would, with 'Caroline', the final song from The Babies' debut album. With it came a sense of immediate nostalgia, which rang throughout the crowd, who, by now were somewhat dumbfounded by what they had just witnessed and like myself, very much hoping they could do it all over again.