On Wednesday 12th a whole bunch of retro, new and groupies turned up the equisite Hammersmith Eventium Apollo to witness the 3rd world tour of Perfume! (However there second performance in the UK).
Perfume is a Japanese pop girl group from Hiroshima, Japan, consisting of Ayano Ōmoto, Yuka Kashino, and Ayaka Nishiwaki. Formed in early 2000 In 2008 the group hit their peak with "Polyrhythm", which was chosen to be the theme song of a recycle campaign by NHK. Since then, all of their subsequent works shave ranked Top 3 in the charts. Their first original studio album, Game, released on April 16, 2008, became their first number one album in Japan. The sound of the band is a mix of synthpop, bubblegum pop, dance-pop and house music.
Here is the set list for the London tour:
Enter the Sphere
Spring of life (Album-mix)
MC - talking to the crowd :-)
Hold Your Hand
Spending all my time (DV&LM Remix)
It was fantastic to have the ladies talk to the crowd for a long period of time, the ladies talked about how sunny London was and how we should have bigger visors. They also asked for our cafe recommendations, to with people responded with Nandos, well you can buy coffee there i suppose ! Also nice to know they have never tried Pret a Manger before but absolutely love it. I have never seen such interaction with the audience before and welcome more - hopefully with a translator however Mr Mida from the crowd did a sufficient job of explaining what Nandos was to the ladies.
People also had the option of standing or sitting with a good view of the stage and there were a few screens to see the ladies in full view and the animations. The actual light show and animations worked well with the more technological theme the ladies went with this year. With four dress changes and only a break to talk to the crowd they put on a great entertaining show keeping the crowd on their tip toes with enjoyment jumping up and down to classics such as CLING CLING and Game.
Worth the money and would love to see them again ! Thank you to Malcolm Critchell for the wonderful photos from the concert ~Aisha Anime~