– by Tobyn Fitch-Rabbitt
King’s Justice, Friday October 4 at Ya-Ya’s
Supported by: Luke Pallier, Braves, Late Night Hysterics
Opener Luke Pallier’s sad, shoegaze tones affirm the fact that he needs a band, his songs are too good. Make it happen.
After engaging in shenanigans with King’s Justice on the Ya-Ya’s twitter feed Braves took to the stage to show off their catchy brand of surf punk, fresh off the release of their recent EP, Seapunk. All I can say is that I wanna go to the beach and that they’re definitely a group to watch.
Late Night Hysterics brought a healthy amount of synths to the fray as they crammed as many members and effects pedals on stage as they could to engage in some dreamy, psychedelic pop anthems.
King’s Justice arrived, showcasing their latest single, Darling, which is a slight departure from their classic indie pop sound, focusing more on sonic textures whilst retaining their ear for the infectious melody and catchy hooks that characterised their debut EP, To Your Arms I’d Run, released earlier this year. Mashing Kanye and Jay Z with Foals proved a success as the band got into their stride, playing through a number of originals before a very decent cover of The Cure’s Close To Me. Dance-y closer Fade capped off a lively night full of promising local talent.