Lava La Rue brings DIY, Stiches EP and special guests to Camden Underworld
Words by Karan Teli
“Boy you don’t know me like that” – Lava La Rue repeats this line on the song Phoney; one of the standout cuts from her latest EP Stitches. But last night, at Camden Underworld, nobody can be accused of that. The sold out show almost felt like a family affair, with so much love, happiness and positively spread out across the whole room.
Lava herself projects this vibe while on stage better than most artists – she is always getting the crowd involved, empowering the females in the audience and always shouting out the LGBT community. “This here is a queer friendly space” she says to a ray of cheers – encouraging everybody to be themselves, not just at her show, but all the time.
And that’s exactly what Lava La Rue is. Herself. From the bold, outlandish, DIY clothes that she and her DJ wears, to her merchandise, to the curtain and posters covering Underworld, everything had the Lava La Rue touch.
Finn Foxell and Greentea peng provided the sounds before Lava touched the stage, and the crowd were good and ready for her arrival. “Has anyone heard my EP Letra” was a question met with positive reception, but the reception to “Has anyone heard my EP Stitches” almost tore the roof down of Underworld, as Lava led into Moschino in 83. Crowd features like Widdit, Phoney and Letra were especially hype and memorable, but the entire show was a moment to remember for Lava La Rue and her fans.
To her fans, when she is on stage, she’s much more than an artist performing her music – she’s a symbol of being exactly who you want to be and that’s something that her audience clearly resonates with and can relate too.