Photography - Annie Harvey
The Bird was packed early on Saturday night for the launch of Flossy’s latest single ‘Carry On’. Backed up by the ever amazing Ursula and Priscilla, the girls had a room full of fans with them ready to celebrate their newest release
Opening up for the night were indie-rockers Ursula who brought the energy immediately, coming in with their full and driving sound. Reminding me of a mixture between Metric and The Foo Fighters, Ursula have this dark and rich sound that combines heavy headbanging riffs with beautiful chorused guitar melodies together to wonderful effect. Layered on top are the alternating/dual vocals that provide a lush texture to layer with their instrumentals. Ursula definitely had the dancefloor packed and everybody moving.
Up next were synth-pop duo Priscilla who were excellent as always, giving us some fat 80’s style bass synths with upbeat pop vibes and Priscilla’s extraordinary vocals. Another band who’ve definitely been putting in work over our enforced Covid break, the little touches show up in a lot of their songs and their performance. With excellent on stage presence and chemistry, Priscilla were having a good time on stage, and that kind of energy is infectious (in a good way). Always a worthy addition to a lineup and well-worth going to a show to see.
Then it was time for our headliners Flossy to take to the stage for their new release ‘Carry On’. Flossy have a high energy sound that makes their alt-rock easy to dance along to, layering the dual vocals of sisters Sinead and Lauren with their heavy and distorted bass and guitar riffs, which then sits on the tight drums provided by Charlie to create an overall sound that is uniquely Flossy and very enjoyable. The results of their practice is clearly on show, Flossy sounded tight and were completely in sync with each other throughout their show, delivering an amazing performance. They also showed off more of their range with their new single ‘Carry On’, a song that starts with dreamy guitar swells and delicate vocals before slowly building tension and then breaking into the chorus. The new single still sounds definitively Flossy and is an exciting look into the things they have in store for us in the future.
Reviewer - Gerard Kinsella