Spending the first five minutes of their set in almost complete darkness doesn’t make for a great start for Nottingham duo Shelter Point, even more so since it appears to be part of their set-up rather than a technical issue. A sea of baffled faces stare back at them as they make their way through an assortment of electro-synth numbers, many of which are only made just slightly better by the inclusion of vocals. Their chatter with the crowd is minimal at best, resulting in little or no applause and certainly by the time they exit, the now sold-out venue is awash with patrons more interested in their drinks than them.
Indiana is a few minutes late when she walks on stage but such a fact is disregarded once she begins her set. As she dances along to ‘Calibrated Love’, her happy mood helps get others moving, and by the time she runs into ‘Heart On Fire’, having introduced herself, she has tapping toes and nodding heads as far back as she can see. “I just got told that this show is sold out – thank you so much!” she cries, to which she receives an almighty cheer. For the next 25 minutes, she sways her way around the stage, high-fiving a guy down the front, and showing of an impressive vocal range through the likes of ‘Shadow Flash’, while ‘Blind As I Am’, performed with only a keyboard for backing sound is a haunting little number and by far the best of the night. With her album ‘No Romeo’ pushed back to January, she apologies to those who have pre-ordered, promising “it’ll be worth the wait” before she rounds out the evening with the hit ‘Solo Dancing’ – as a mass of moving bodies clap and dance along with her.