Taking to the stage amid whoops and hollers, the wonderful La Rocca were tight, lean and mean – all deft piano/keyboard lines, meaty rhythm section and frantic guitars. The tunes are great too – recalling the power-pop of the Doves with the energy of the Manics. The night was rounded off with an impressive set from electronic soul/dance outfit Hi.Rise who’ve been making waves with their distinctive blend of seductive melodies and beats.