I must say everyone was looking fabulous at the Curtin for Pearls album launch. So many flares and impressive beards. We arrived just to see the end of Mining Boom’s set, their indie-rock was really lively on stage. The charismatic Perth group has a Velvet Underground feel to them, I look forward to seeing more of them around town.
Then, White Hex began to play. On their Facebook their genre is described as ‘tropical goth’ which I think is pretty accurate. I hadn’t heard anything really like this duo before, the lyrics were being mumbled on a low volume. It was a very dazing vibe and definitely not my favourite act of the night. We went downstairs and enjoyed a bev or two until the headlining act, Pearls, took to the stage.
Melbourne band Pearls formed in 2011, many people would have heard of them from their recent single “Big Shot” that had a lot of triple j play. Pearls have also previously supported the likes of Kurt Vile and Sons & Daughters. On the 19th of February their debut album Pretend You’re Mine was released and tonight was a total party for the recent launch.
The pop-glam group were looking completely glam on stage. A full length leopard jumpsuit, need I say more? The sugary sweet sounds of Cass’s voice meld so well together with singer/guitarist Ryan. Especially on the most poppy song “Big Shot” and the smooth track “Albion”. They also slow it right down and have more mellow tracks like “Me & My Girl” which sound equally as stunning as their more upbeat tracks.
We definitely need more 70’s glam bands around Melbourne!
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia.
Latest album: Pretend You’re Mine, out February 2015.
Sounds like: The Preatures, Moses Gun Collective, Step-Panther.
Say what? Ryan was the drummer in Children Collide and left to join Pearls.
So that’s it,