Nerina Pallot brought her Lonely Valentine Club tour to London this week, and WAPS was invited along to the intimate date (ooh-er) at Islington’s Assembly Hall.
Promoting a new EP of the same name, Pallot welcomed her audience to the Lonely Valentine’s Club, pointing out that it was business as usual from the straight talking singer-songwriter. The show featured stripped back versions of her back catalogue, including ‘Everyone’s Gone to War’, ‘Put Your Hands Up’ and ‘All Bets Are Off’, as well as new material from the ‘Lonely Valentine’ EP. She introduced ‘Once‘ as a metaphor for the lottery logo fingers, hoping she would succeed at love ‘just once’. (Thankfully she did point out that her husband was fine with the subject matter, given that it was based on previous experiences!)
One of the highlights was a haunting delivery of CeCe Peniston’s club classic ‘Finally‘, as found on the EP. Pallot told the audience she decided to release an EP while she is finishing her 5th studio album, which by her own admission could take ’6 months or 6 years’ to complete.