We tried out Coco Tang’s edgy new night
Club going up on a Tuesday
This week The Tab took to Liquorice, the Coco Tang night replacing VICE, to see what all the hype was about.
VICE Monday was one of Nottingham’s few nights which gave the young socialite a chance to forget his Dickensian squalor by dressing up and owning it.Unfortunately under Liquorice, Coco Tang has been well and truly dressed down.
The saddest thing is, we did this to ourselves. VICE’s popularity dipped immensely as the curtain came down on last year, and Liquorice is Coco Tang’s attempt to reinvent the club.
Promising a “genuine taste of the underground” Liquorice is designed to draw parallels with its confectionary counterpart, particularly evoking the sense that you’re either going to love it, or absolutely fucking hate it.
As most Freshers will spend the year sampling the delights of the Big Three, Liquorice presents itself as the night out for the more discerning second, third and rarely-spotted fourth year.
While alternative nights can tend to become controlled by the worldie and her 6’2”, low-cut V and Oakland Raiders snapback-wearing counterpart, Liquorice offers a melting pot for Rugby BNOCS and vintage shirt loving hipsters alike.
Liquorice offers “future house and deep sounds” which can best be described as electro-infused deep house or as a “catch all” tagline for any music which breaks ground in the House genre. If that description means anything to anyone then great, but we were a bit lost.
However, Liquorice does feature a new resident each week – currently Francois of Hot Source and “lovin you” fame – so the edgy crowd can be heard exclaiming the ‘tunes were banging’.
Unfortunately, throwing down outrageous shapes is inhibited by the d-floor smaller than a Lenton living room. But Coco Tang more than makes up for with a variety of booths, a secret bar and a large smoking area. The cocktail menu is liquor-rich with quality hooch, but you better get your applications in now for a second student loan just so you can pay.
Whilst it doesn’t really reflect on Liquorice itself, one disgruntled third year summed up the situation perfectly by asking: “what the fuck are we gonna do on a Monday now? Oceana!?” (God forbid).
As Liquorice is still in its infancy we appreciate the night is only going to get stronger as it develops its own style and personalty and we look forward to sampling it again. But, as for now, you’ll see us in Black Milk on a Tuesday.