Who: Beach House Where: Fleapit, London When: 8th December It's official, Beach House are the worst kept secret in indieville. Just ask any one of the couple of hundred or so hipsters who squeezed themselves into the swelteringly hot back room of East London's Fleapit on Wednesday night. A full two months ahead of the official release date of their third studio LP 'Teen Dream' via Bella Union, the band played a 'secret' preview show that completely sold out weeks in advance. Without a support act for the evening, there was nothing to distract attention from the main event which helped fuel a real buzz around the inconceivably intimate venue. So oversold was the gig that despite being no more that fifteen feet from the band members on stage, I could see little or nothing of them. Before proceedings kicked off, there was an acute sense of anticipation in the air that those in attendance were about to witness the start of something big. Given the 35 minutes or so that followed, it would be hard to argue that 2010 will not be the year of Beach House. This is a band who are all set to achieve similar indie stardom and critical adulation to fellow Baltimore natives, Animal Collective. Playing their relatively short set of only nine tracks Beach House showcased some new material from 'Teen Dream' as well as playing a couple of older tracks much to the delight of the sweating masses. The dreamy pop tunes are impressively infectious. There was something about their sound that really fitted so well to the atmosphere of the tiny venue. Victoria's vocals in particular are completely captivating in a way that has you entranced in the Beach House spell before you know it. Fan favourites 'Gila', 'Master of None' and 'Used to Be' were each given a live airing. That said, it was the new songs that people were most eager to hear. The band did not disappoint. 'Norway' and 'Walk In The Park' stood up especially well to the live test and both were particularly tight and full sounding. After about half an hour or so, with the hipsters entirely bewitched the band closed their set with the upbeat 'Take Care' and had fled the stage leaving everyone in The Fleapit desperately wanting more. Here's a video of the band's performance of 'Take Care' for you to enjoy. The band return to these shores in February supporting Grizzly Bear. In addition to this, to coincide with the release of 'Teen Dream' they also have a couple of small headline shows of their own. Be sure to catch them in the tiny venues whilst you can before they go huge, you won't regret it. Many thanks to Anika Mottershaw for kind use of the pics. She clearly got there earlier than I and was thankfully able to take up position where she could actually see the stage. What say you on this? Sound off in our Fourum!