Late on a dreary Tuesday night the Spiegeltent fell under the allure of The Twoks. As soon as Xani Kolac came on stage, the audience fell into a dream-like trance watching the girl in the bodysuit play the violin. She used loop-pedals to construct grooving and fascinating tunes, and played the violin in every manner possible, from holding it like a guitar and plucking the strings, to drumming the body of the instrument with her hand, to bowing it. The loop pedals also allowed her to sing in her powerful, yet at times soft and sensuous voice. No one, male or female, could resist her music nor take their eyes off her.
After the first solo tune Kolac was joined on stage by Sam Taylor on bass and Mark Leahy on drums. The trio was energetic and captivating, and under the influence of Sigur Ros and Björk, the music took on an edgy at times gothic sound (or perhaps that was the setting – Speigeltent, stained-glass windows, rain). The set consisted largely of tunes written by Kolac, such as Fix It and Flower, and ended with a tasteful and seductive cover of Justin Timberlake’s Sexy Back. And to be honest, the reviewer can’t remember much more than that; it was like being cast under a glorious spell.
Kryztoff rating: 4.5K
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