Canadian band Tops began the night with an assortment of dance worthy synthpop. Lead vocalist and keyboardist Jane Perry’s voice floated soulfully across the packed venue along with fog from a well-hidden smoke machine.
After setup and sound check, King Krule jumped straight into their signature brand of moody and melodic tracks from their recent release, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon as well as from their popular self-titled 2011 EP.
Archie Marshall, the band’s lead singer and guitarist, has a commanding stage presence and world-weary, if not always understandable, voice (he’s all of 19) that puts grown men to shame. With songs inspired by the sky, reptiles and octopi, along with Marshall’s ska-inspired dance moves, it was hard not to be entertained by the band’s playful angst.
Their set shifted easily between frantically paced jam sessions and ballads brimming with sensual crooning. Marshall’s laid back and emotionally honest delivery of stand-out tracks like “The Noose of Jah City,” mixed beautifully with the group’s strong drum and bass backing.
The band even returned for an enthusiastically demanded encore of “A Lizard State” that left the audience satisfied. All of this took place under murky blue/green lighting and a slowly revolving disco ball, that, along with the fog machine and energetic crowd, felt oddly perfect.
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