Live Review: Self Esteem – Leadmill, Sheffield 12.11.2021

The buzz of anticipation was all but overwhelming. Like most cities, Sheffield looks after their own – those people that were at Pulps ‘last ever’ gig, or those nights at the arena watching Arctic Monkeys will attest to that, and the next on the conveyor belt of steel city talent heading for those echelons is Rebecca Lucy Taylor, aka Self Esteem.

The Homecoming Queen returned to her spiritual home at the Leadmill Sheffield. Arriving to headline a sold out Friday slot at this iconic venue, it seemed little more than a stepping stone, by the time she’d pinned back the ear of the wildl;y enthusiastic audience. Backed by a troupe of fantastic dancers there is no doubt that she is a serious Pop star waiting to explode.

Her songs from the second album, Prioritise Pleasure focus on female empowerment and the necessity of having fun just for funs sake. The crowd sung back every word, despite the record only being a couple of weeks old with standouts “I do this all the time” and “You forever”

South Yorkshires own Gaga is the best kept secret that is going to be told to the rest of the world very soon.

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