The legendary local Hackney Central Moth Club hosted many concerts in its day.
The venue features ceilings edged with golden sequins and an ambiance that perfectly marries that of a school nightclub with the debauchery of a classic East End boozer; it was the perfect setting for Tiña’s recent concert on September 22.
Tiña is an indie rock dream dressed in hot pink lycra and cowboy hats. The fabulous Fivesome hails from South London and established themselves as the next major psychedelic pop group to grace the UK scene.
In this latest British show of their first tour since the start of the pandemic, the band was backed by other psychedelic rock groups, the London-based all-female Platypus Complex and the Butch Kassidy quartet.
Complete programming, the evening promised to offer the best of indie-rock; in a bad mood, full of attitude, with just a little eccentricity.
Tiña frontman Josh Loftin is immediately likable, especially for his ease of engaging with the crowd and his non-serious approach to performance. Dressed in head-to-toe pink, with a cowboy hat, little shorts and what can only be described as an extra latex helmet, he may not look like your typical rockstar – and maybe it is. the goal.
In one interview with NME, the singer and guitarist said, “It’s silly and fun, not aggressive. There’s an element of pastiche, playing with the idea of what a band should look like.
The group likes to accentuate its inclusiveness, not wanting the status of member of the group to distinguish them more than necessary from their audience.
“Yeah, [music is] quite exclusive, like “we are the group”, and we want to be inclusive with the audience; even though all the lyrics are scary and dark, about death, they are positive, ”Loftin continued.
Tiña’s music is characterized by dragging guitars, melancholy lyrics, and an aesthetic that doesn’t quite match, bringing an unconventional lightness to an otherwise distinctively dark genre.
Go see Tiña if you like to get involved and listen to music that you may not have heard before; their set was peppered with new tracks that even diehard fans would never have heard before.
Don’t go see Tiña if you don’t like the color pink, guitar music, or fun.
Tiña performed at the Moth Club on September 22.