Holly Humberstone’s highly anticipated sold out London show took place on Monday night at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. The show comes three months after Holly played four consecutive sold out shows at London music venue Omeara. After interviewing Holly earlier this year we were so excited to finally see the talented singer-songwriter in action.
Dora Jar opened up the show with a cozy and mesmerising set, which included her on stage with a teapot, a lamp and her two band members. She certainly had the whole audience captivated during her acoustic set. Dora set included performances of “Garden” and “Polly”, as well as her latest release “Scab Song”.
The crowd started cheering as soon as the lights went down and as Holly Humberstone walked onto the stage. She walked straight to the centre of the stage and began making a loop of her voice for the intro of her song “Vanilla”. During this the stage was largely backlit, making Holly’s silhouette stand out to the audience, who were singing along loudly to the song. This show had a capacity of 2,000 which is a huge increase in comparison to Holly’s shows at Omeara in August, so we can only imagine how surreal this must have felt for the talented 21-year-old singer-songwriter.
After this Humberstone went on to perform “Overkill” and “Thursday”, which had the crowd captivated. She played around 12 songs during her hour-long set, including some unreleased material like the heartbreaking song “London Is Lonely”. This was the first time Holly had performed this song and it had the entire audience watching in awe of her talent.
She couldn’t end the night without performing her two most popular songs “Falling Asleep At The Wheel” and “The Walls Are Way Too Thin”, which had the crowd singing the lyrics back to Humberstone and dancing along.
Holly Humberstone’s new EP, The Walls Are Way Too Thin, is due to be released on November 12th and is available to preorder now.
Photos of the show taken by Megan Wales-Harding.