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Electric Picnic 2010 - Chew Lips

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ATL | 19:16 UK time, Friday, 3 September 2010

Electric Arena, Friday 3rd September 4.45pm

Describe in a tweet: Hipster babies and essence of Debbie Harry. It must be Chew Lips

What Happened: The sun is shining, the weather is sweet - and it seems most of Stradbally's revellers are sunning themselves in the baking heat, instead of taking in a bit of 'lounge-synth' in the form of Chew Lips.

There's a lot to take in at the start of a festival like Electric Picnic, which is handy; Chew Lips don't exactly demand the attention of their audience.

'Tigs' the sultry front woman who looks one part Debbie Harry, one part Little Boots, floats across the stage as her band pump our what is becoming their signature sound of dreamy lyrics on top of cheeky synths. It's LCD Soundsystem lite, and just the ticket for a crowd easing themselves into the festival spirit.

Electric Picnic last year saw Chew Lips play to a fraction of the crowd who turned up today. Songs like their first single Karen and the new Salt Air managed to generate a bit of interest on the floor. But only ripples. And by the time the band finally found their stride... their set was over. But for the rest of us, Leccy Piccy had only just begun.

Electric Dreams: We saw our first ever hipster baby! Rocking some pretty cool aviators and a pair of pink ear defenders, I've never seen a cooler toddler.

Ants at a picnic: It's early days for the festival atmosphere. It was lacking during this performance.

EP rating: 5/10

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