OK, let’s get this out of the way first. In the past fortnight it’s been compulsory to open any story, review or gallery description of the 4 Findlay sisters with the line ‘Just back from Glastonbury…’
So now it’s done!
On the road throughout the country promoting their current single Black Water Rising, it was Melbourne’s turn to welcome the girls who took the stage around 11:30 on Friday night.
It had been 6 months since I last photographed them , and what was apparent immediately is that they are getting better and better. Their songs are made for playing live, and after opening with Yes Master and Foreign Lover it was clear this was no slow burn introduction to the stage.
Amy’s voice is immense, and it seems a shame that she’s not able to get out front of stage to belt out some tunes. That’s not to say she doesn’t engage the audience, 6 months on she’s more confident and thrives on the growing crowds the band has received, but lead vocalists behind a kit are always a challenge live. (more…)
It’s been a pretty rapid rise for the 4 Findlay sisters over the past few years.
And it just got a whole lot bigger with the announcement that they’re off to a little soiree in the mother country known simply by its address – Glastonbury.
But before they escaped the Australian winter, The J award nominees opened up for Canadian artists The Besnard Lakes at the Corner Hotel in Richmond.
Single Through The Clover has been getting some heavy rotation on Triple J of late, and it showed with many in the crowd getting stuck right into its catchy chorus.
It’s not enough though to just have a catchy hook or two, and the 4 girls added a great stage presence into the mix in a high energy 40 minute set that filled the floor. Certainly not hiding their musical influences, a cover of a Led Zeppelin’s classic Whole Lotta Love was squeezed in towards the end of the set.
Tonight Richmond, tomorrow the world? We’ll see. But it’s not hard to see why industry folk and fans alike have got behind this dynamic all girl 4 piece in a big way. Definitely a band to watch, hopefully they get cut a bit of slack by their school teachers so they can take Glastonbury 101 as a Unit 3/4 VCE subject. Great stuff.