Friday night saw a celebration of the amazingly talented performers in Perth’s local music scene. With an incredibly stacked line up from start to finish and creative markets at the back of the room, Lady Powers was an excellent showcase of what Perth music can be all about. Organised by PlantMilk Music and hosted at The Rosemount Hotel, it was a very successful night and I’m very eagerly awaiting the next installment.
The evening started with Alter Boy whose high energy queerlectro-pop set the tone for a night full of dancing and fun. It was their first live show as a band and they performed very well, with a bunch of songs lined up for release over the rest of the year Alter Boy are very promising and worth checking out.
Second up were emerging act Izatang with their unique blend of jazz/funk/indie rock. The captivating grooves of their set had everybody packed in and dancing along. Being led by the incredibly charismatic Isla on vocals/guitar and featuring a signature impromptu jam on stage, Izatang are simply incredible and well worth checking out if you get the chance to. (They’re launching their new single on the 21st of september in freo!)
Following Izatang onto the stage was the enigmatic Bass Lemon. Bass Lemon’s powerful mixture of jazz/funk with a heavy 80’s influence was once again incredibly captivating and had everybody jamming along (a common theme for the night). Freddie's vocals were honestly mind blowing, with such raw presence and power present in them they commanded your attention. Backed up by some masterful shredding on the guitar and very funky bass, keys and drums Bass Lemon put on a great show.
Fourth for the night were local synth-pop favourites Priscilla. As always Priscilla put on a wonderful show, laying down some funky and dirty synth bass and providing some sick grooves to keep the dance floor moving. Coming fresh off the release of the music video for their latest single ‘Follow’ Priscilla had boundless energy and enthusiasm on stage that really transferred itself to the crowd.
Last up were the ever amazing Demon Days with their neo-soul grooves. Demon Days honestly improve with every gig, as their on-stage chemistry gets better and better and their ability to play off each other and have fun spreads an infectious energy that is sure to liven up any crowd. The highlight of the set for me was their newest song ‘Trash Talk’ which featured some absolutely filthy bass grooves. A close second was the encore, where they busted out old favourite ‘Lost in Translation’. Demon Days are set to be playing a super exciting gig in Singapore at Music Matters, a 6 day festival featuring 50 artists from 15 different countries.
Overall Lady Powers Vol. 3 was an absolutely amazing night from start to finish and Mia could not have done a better job in creating a lineup that shows Perth’s amazing and diverse talent.
Stay tuned to PlantMilk Music for more exciting and interesting events.
Reviewer: Gerard Kinsella