Milky Chance debut new music during sweaty headline show at Omeara, London

Milky Chance set the bar in London, on the opening night of their international tour. An interesting (small) choice in venue, Omeara — owned by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett — served as an extravagant sweat-box.

Warm-up duties belonged in the capable hands of Congo native Témé Tan. Language barriers to one side, Témé is quick to connect with the crowd using his tribal, afro-pop beats. Songs about romance, tigers and swimming in Lake Mai-Ndombe — Témé brings colours of the Congo to London’s damp underground.

“If feels like being on stage again for the first time”, electric-folk duo Milky Chance anxiously test new material from their forthcoming sophomore album, ‘Blossom’. 

Highlights include emotionally charged acoustic number ‘Stay’, lead single ‘Cocoon’ and bass-driven ‘Alive’ (it shouldn’t work, but it does). There are reggae vibes, and welcomed elements of house.

With Milky Chance, there are no “Related Artists”. The duo exist in their own lane.

The rest of the tour takes in their native Germany, before intimate shows in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Vienna, Zurich, Milan, Madrid, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, Chicago, New York, and finally Toronto.