Dodie at Rock City Nottingham

She might feel like 6/10, but I'd give her at least an 8

Dodie at Rock City Nottingham

Performing a number of sad songs to a room of around 1000 emotional young women was never going to be an easy task, but Dodie executes it incredibly. Despite the technological issues in the first song resulting in the room vibrating with the bass (but not in a good way, it was not a bass-y song and it drowned out her vocals), Dodie manages to capture the essence of life as queer or mentally unwell young person and give it back to those exact people, this time with pretty music and a voice that makes you think everything's going to be alright. Her ability to unite a room full of stranger through songs like 'She' and 'Would You Be So Kind' is something I've never seen before, particularly from an artist who's music is not particularly easy to dance to, to put it delicately. It was easy to tell that her music truly meant something to everyone in her audience from the atmosphere of the crowd - caught up in the music and the artist and the feeling of being some sort of a family with all these people you've met, almost all moving as a single unit. It's something so rare and so beautiful, Dodie and her band should be so proud to have been the ones uniting this sea of people.

Header Image Credit: Phoebe Wishart


Phoebe Wishart

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A Nottingham Local Reporter


  • Joshua Gould

    On 29 March 2019, 16:16 Joshua Gould Contributor commented:

    I saw Dodie the other day in Norwich and I thought she was brilliant! Weirdly at my venue I could hardly hear her at all - I think her sound-people need a little bit of a lesson in mixing vocals more effectively.
    Weren't the lights fantastic!

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