It was a stressful leadup to the third instalment of Si Paradiso’s 'Seance Sleepover Club, Vol III', with the weather threatening to cause a cancellation of the main amphitheatre stage acts. Luckily the prayers to the music gods were answered and the rain cleared up in time for the show to go on, celebrating the launch of their new EP ‘Taking it Slow This Time’, Demon Days were joined by other Perth heavyweights in Airline Food, Priscilla, and Your Girl Pho for a spooky evening of music.
Starting the night out on the outdoor stage, Airline Food brought their signature laid back vibes. Playing an amalgamation of genres best described as psychedelic pop rock, Airline Food layer their reverby guitar and very 80’s soul style synth to create a nostalgic and relaxing core for their music. With a sneaky groove being played underneath by their rhythm section their music keeps you engaged and moving, with the occasional bit of shredding on the guitar to live up to their psychedelic roots.
Following up on the main stage were our main act for the night Demon Days, with the amphitheatre stage being outdoors the party has to move indoors after 10pm so Demon Days made the best use of the space to have the most people partying along as possible. Once again Demon Days put on a spectacular performance, bringing the energy and charisma that she is known for, frontwoman Bella smashed it out of the park for this show. The highlight of the set was hard to pick with so many great moments throughout, but the standouts were; the keys solo from Josh Chan’s as of yet unnamed skeleton friend, having the full string section and guitar on stage for ‘Plum’ and Lachlan Payets appearance up on stage for his verse on ‘Trash Talk’. With their unique blend of Neo-Soul and Jazz, Demon Days have carved out a well deserved reputation for themselves in the Perth scene as frontrunners pushing a unique sound. Currently on a national tour for their new EP, don’t be surprised when they take off nationally. Listen to the new EP ‘Taking it Slow This Time’ here.
Taking the party inside and to the basement were our next band Priscilla. With their melody driven synth-pop tunes, Priscilla always bring the energy to put on a great show and this time was no different. Playing in the basement was definitely a much more intimate vibe, and the bangers Priscilla were pumping out had everyone partying along from start to finish. Ranging from their higher energy songs to their slower and more laidback ones, Priscilla managed the tempo of their set really well, giving the audience bursts of rest just when they needed it. Keep an eye out for their new single ‘Circles’ being released later this week, and the launch for it at The Rosemount Hotel next month.
Finishing off the live music for the night was local Neo-Soul phenomenon Your Girl Pho. Feeding off the party vibes, Your Girl Pho’s set was high energy from start to finish, passing over some of her slower songs in favour of keeping the party going. Her stage presence and overall vibe were only enhanced by the intimacy of the basement set and her set was amazing from start to finish. You can catch Your Girl Pho touring soon for the release of her new single ‘Don’t Wanna’, with shows at Connections Nightclub on the 19th of October and at The Bird on the 2nd of November.
Reviewer - Gerard Kinsella