Sometimes you’ll start to fall in love with a band, but it doesn’t really hit home until you see them live, after their show at the glorious La Cigale in Paris, I think it’s fair to say I’m now entirely wooed by Beach House. Largely mixing tracks from their breakthrough third album, Teen Dream, and last year’s Bloom, the dream pop duo were simply mesmerising with every kick of drum and call of Victoria Legrand’s ranging vocals hitting hard.
Enticing the crowd with perfect French in between tracks, Beach House filled the big La Cigale space with ease, with all of the balcony on their feet and the stalls jumping up and down before you knew if. The biggest reactions were reserved for tracks Zebra, Norway and Myth, the latter being particularly booming, and when the band at last ran out of time on stage there was a wave of disappointment across the crowd that it was over. I bought a t-shirt too, it was that good.