I’ve been a huge fan of Lynks, since I discovered their music on TikTok earlier this year. So, when it was announced that they would return to The Cluny in Newcastle alongside acts CIRCE and VLURE for the DIY Now and Next Tour, I had to head down to see them perform in the intimate setting that is The Cluny.
Starting off the night, CIRCE took to the stage, providing the audience with melodic dark pop, oozing with emotion and creativity.
Next, VLURE took to the stage, a glaswegian band who blended together many different genres to make for an electric, noisy yet absolutely incredible vibe. Their set was so much more than just an absolutely amazing band rocking out, it was a theatrical performance, which included jumping into the crowd, bizarre yet fantastic dance moves, and personal interactions with one another on stage. I became an instant fan of their angry, mosh-worthy music.
The final and main act was of course Lynks. The anonymous masked artist popped out of nowhere on the stage alongside their incredible three dancers, and provided us all with a personal, edgy and hilarious (in a good way!) performance.
Lynks’ songs are definitely the type to really jump around and lose yourself in, and the lyrics speak the truths of the LGBTQIA+ scene, in a comedic and outrageous manner. Each song was performed with a storytelling element by full use of the set, the choreography, and Lynks’ vocals - while quips from Lynks throughout the show made the audience really know the personality of the artist behind the mask.
Overall, the gig and all of the artists that performed were absolutely amazing, leaving a lasting impression on myself and I’m sure the rest of the audience too. The talent and uniqueness that each performer had certainly stood out, and I can for sure see them becoming huge stars in the music industry in the future.