How To Dress Well - Soho House - 12/3/12
It's a shame really. If the Soho House didn't market exclusively to an upper-crust demographic, it'd be the perfect place to go out with your friends to see an intimate performance on a Monday night. And in fact the venue seems to be making an effort to establish of cultural credibility, at least if this booking was any indication. Still, though the show was quite solid, Krell was clearly counting the minutes until it was over.
His set ended with a trio of impressive renditions, including a new song named for his older brother, followed by "Ocean Floor For Everything" and lastly, "Suicide Dream Pt. 2." He has an innate passion for singing and, while clearly skilled, there's still something lacking with regard to rhythm and song structure. That said, the Soho House audience last night certainly didn't do him any favors.
Personal Bias: I've used How To Dress Well songs as pick-up lines.
Random Notebook Dump: "My friend used to play digeridoo in this band," laughed the bartender. Fail.