On Friday night, Melbourne four piece, The Pretty Littles hit up Adelaide’s Rocket Bar to celebrate the release of their fourth studio album, Soft Rock For The Anxious. The cheeky garage rockers were joined by Melbourne’s alternative rock boys, Neighbourhood Youth and Adelaide’s own The New Yorks.
Up first were indie pop rockers, The New Yorks, who once again proved they are one of Adelaide’s most promising up-and-comers. The four-piece have spent the last few months busily curating their latest EP Heads Of Tales, serving up an array of fresh, new tracks to perform to the early crowd. The New Yorks drew in the audience with their electrifying stage presence, delivering a set filled with infectious, indie tunes with groovy guitar riffs and soaring, powerful vocals.
Melbourne's Neighbourhood Youth took to the dimly lit stage and delivered a more brooding, melodic rock sound than their previous counterparts. Each track was filled with so much emotion, soaring cinematic instrumentation and deep, powerful vocals that could fill a venue ten times the size. A highlight of their set was their most recent single, Atlantic, which was a stunning, evocative number filled with reverb-heavy guitars, crooning vocals and pounding percussion. Despite it being the group's first trip to Adelaide, they managed to pull quite the crowd and deliver an exhilarating set that evoked all the feels.
The room had dramatically filled by the time The Pretty Littles came on stage. The group jumped straight into an explosive set that explored some of their older material as well as newer tracks off their fourth studio album, Soft Rock For The Anxious. Their set had something for everyone, with the humorous lyricism of Dingo (with lyrics such as "Dingo's got a wart on his willy") and more serious tracks, such as Tall Man which is an anti-establishment ballad, based on Chloe Hooper's book of the same name. The band were unfortunately faced with a few technical issues, but whilst the sound guy was fixing it up, lead vocalist, Jack Parsons inspired the entire crowd to singalong to their cover of Thirsty Merc's Twenty Good Reasons. The entire crowd absolutely frothed when The Pretty Littles' huge single, Pride, before finishing the evening off with Helluva Tuesdi. All in all, The Pretty Littles delivered a dynamic performance filled with crazy banter, unwavering energy and an incredible passion to all things music, and partying.
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