2nd February | Thekla

Oli Bayston or better known as his alias Boxed In returns to Bristol for a show at Thekla, accompanied by band members Jack Benfield, Mark Nicholls and Liam Hutton. Concluding 2016 supporting Kate Tempest on tour, the group have barely taken a break as they set off on another headline tour this February.

Boxed In have gone from strength to strength since their free show at Start the Bus (now HY Brasil Music Club) in early 2016 which saw them perform their debut self-titled album to huge success which drew support from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Radio 6’s Lauren Laverne.

Their latest album Melt was also greeted with the same high praise. Bringing in comparisons from LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip with its pattern of electronic pop, whilst keeping the piano lines, their music is truly pleasing to the ears.

The recordings and live sets are both captivating and engage you into a world of your own with Bayston’s articulate lyrics alongside the background synths. I said it last year that Boxed In were an emerging talent to watch out for and it’s still only the beginning to what will be a fantastic few months ahead for them.

Tickets to the show can be bought here. Watch the video for ‘Forget’ below.