TB: Miya Folick at The Lexington
25th May 2017: Pet Body came back to London for another great night to celebrate love, music and peace. I found an old roll of film recently, and it’s never too late to share with you some of our memories of that day. Seven months had passed since Miya and her band were at the Moth Club introducing her last EP “God Is A Woman” and the crowd’s reaction was memorable. We knew nothing would really change. Last time, I went to the Lexington I got to see my mum dancing on top of a table while singing the wrong lyrics of a song she never listened to before, this time I got to celebrate love, music and peace surrounded by people I never met before but for some reason that didn't seem to bother anyone. During the gig, Miya gave us disposable camera so every single person could be able to capture one special moment of that night. Everything was accepted and just like that, it felt like we were all connected.
When it comes to Miya’s music, it’s not 100% wrong to consider it simple when you see her on stage singing “Talking to Stranger” on her own. But when you get to focus on the song lyrics and explosive vocals, you know that there are better ways to define it. “Trouble Adjusting” is no doubt one of my top songs since I moved to London. Not just because it gives the best rhythm to walk around such a chaotic city, but the garage and grunge vibes really suit my need at the moment (Can you tell the song lyrics match this new chapter of my life? and the song isn’t shit at all). Days before, these guys arrived at my house in Huddersfield worried about the reason behind the crazy movements they saw when leaving Manchester. After turning on the TV, my living room was in pure silence for 15 minutes straight. We couldn’t believe that live music could ever be disrespected in such a disgusting way (Joana and I actually wrote an article sharing some feelings about that day) But that night was not controlled by that tragedy. Miya, Bryant, Waylon and Garet were on that stage to give us hope and celebrate the good power of music (even if you arrived late and you only got to see the Bruce Springsteen’s jacket Waylon was wearing)
If you hadn’t had the opportunity to see Miya’s live and you have to idea about who I am talking (and (so obsessed) about, I totally recommend listening to the song that named her EP, “Give It To Me”. The slow guitar introduces another side of Miya, who screams throughout the song begging for another chance. If this song didn't move you even for a small instance, I don't know what will.