A lo-fi pop show covered in red and cuddly animals
If you want an insight into the character of Caroline Rose you don’t have to go much further than the cover of her second album ‘Loner’ released earlier this year. She’s there; A goofball oddity in a flashy red polyester tracksuit with a full pack of cigarettes shoved in her mouth. She doesn’t make herself a puzzle, she’s here to have fun, even if some of the songs are light-hearted plays on serious issues.
Inside east London pub venue The Victoria, the chosen décor is almost a little too in conjunction to the theme. Red feather boas are snaked around mic stands and red plastic roses are sprinkled in their masses across amplifiers. Even the prop-like Red Stripe beer clutched in Roses’ hand is on point (maybe her drink of choice, although almost most certainly just an opportunity too good to miss). “Red is just my favourite colour,” she told Loud And Quiet earlier this year.
This is the New York resident’s first London show she tells the sold-out crowd, explaining that the night before in Manchester was “a God awful shit show because it all depended on England winning in the World Cup.”