Drunk At A Show: The City Hall - Single Release Show
Sipping on my white wine from Portugal, The Royal Room's walls bounced sweet sounds of indie into my earlobes. The raw and naked lyricism filled my anatomy, with kisses and tastes of grape nectar, as various bands took the stage. My first sip started with the band Middle Names. Opening with conversation, they produced comfort with their music. As the lead vocalist sang to us, we fell enamored in the warmth of his voice. They ended their set with a melodically intense song called “Bloodline”, leaving us engaged in the remains of their set.
The next sip tasted of laughter and thoroughly thought out storytelling, as Josh from the band Seacats took the stage. Immersing us into his life, his music presented a conceptual appeal to it. Telling us stories of his life through his lyrics, he gives us a glimpse of his childhood. Even with the raw truth of his lyrics, he still manages to add a element of satire to his sound. Vocally standing on his own, you hear the layers of vibrato. This gave me goosebumps as I found his lyrics to be relatable and intimate.
Almost at the bottom of my glass, the settling sip of Grubby Sweetheart dropped and tickled my taste buds. This band with three guitars before us showed us their sweet spot. As their sound gradually put you in a trance, the melody captivated you. Lead by smooth vocals and simplistic lyricism the combination made for peaceful music and a soothing performance.
Down to my last sip that tasted of kisses and grape nectar, The City Hall graced the stage. As their charisma shined through their vocals, each song seemed never-ending as the lingering of the previous made my palette burst. Between the two lead singers and tethering of bass and drums it felt as if we were in the middle of a melodic love story. As the lyrics of their new single “Post” left you wondering what did I just drink and how can I have some more? Their performance showed mastering of sound and songwriting.