Fueled with long weekend party vibes, Saturday night saw local legends Young Robin launching their latest single ‘Tropical Punch’ at JackRabbit Slims. Supported by an amazing trio of Material World Orchestra, Cloning and Grace Sanders, the boys of Young Robin put together another amazing show that was excellent from start to finish.
Starting off the night were Material World Orchestra, bringing the funky synth vibes, reminiscent of Daft Punk. Included in their set was an A+ cover of ‘Something About Us’, but it was upstaged by their originals, which take that signature sound and run with it in a whole new direction. Material World Orchestra have definitely got that 80’s groovy vibe going on both with their music and their matching spaceman jackets, definitely make some time to see these guys if you’re a fan of disco funk.
Following them up were the ethereal tones of Cloning. Layering some dreamy floaty guitars with some reverby vocals on top of a solid and tight rhythm section, Cloning have definitely hit on a sound that is sure to resonate with a lot of listeners. Not afraid to try out new things, on their track ‘Something You Never Had’, they had their lead guitarist playing his guitar with a violin bow for some really cool sounds. Keep an eye on Cloning as they are sure to keep bringing out interesting and exciting stuff, check out their new EP ‘Pillars of Salt’ they released last week as well.
Grace Sanders filled out the third slot of the night, and she put on a spectacular performance with her band. With her unique blend of Soul/Jazz/Folk music, Grace Sanders was absolutely mind-blowing. The entirety of her band was just incredibly talented musicians, her guitarist was shredding, her bass player was actually unbelievable and the drummer was laying down a tight and undeniable groove throughout the entire set. On top of those three was Grace herself, with her amazing vocals, energetic dance moves and her own guitar shredding. She really put all of herself into the show last night, ending up with a bloody guitar by the end of the gig. A very tight and complete set from the first song to the last, Grace Sanders and her band had the entire audience entranced and wanting more. You can check out Grace Sanders playing a residency down at El Grotto every wednesday in October, definitely go down if you have a Wednesday free, her show is not to be missed.
And last but certainly not least Young Robin came on stage to celebrate the launch of their new single ‘Tropical Punch’. With their signature poppy Indie rock sound, Young Robin did what they always do, which is put on an incredible show. Providing their usual burst of party energy the boys had the whole venue jumping along with them. Their new single certainly delivered on its name, with very tropical vibes, the upbeat guitar and swinging drum rhythms combine to make a high energy song that is almost impossible not to dance along to. Anybody who hasn’t made it out to a Young Robin show is doing themselves a disservice, every single time they bring their A game and whether they’re playing a small intimate venue like the Indian Ocean Hotel or a bigger club like Jack Rabbit Slim’s they always manage to turn their gigs into a party. Talented from top to bottom, every member of Young Robin puts in work on stage combining to create a band that is one of Perth’s shining examples of the musical talent we have here in our city. They somehow manage to get better every time they play, so make sure you catch them when you can, you won’t be disappointed. Listen to their new single ‘Tropical Punch’ here.
Reviewer - Gerard Kinsella