It’s the stuff dreams are made of, catching sight of such an angelic voice in human form.
Aptly named, Sleepclub ease the night’s ambience into a gentle submission at The Foundry (9 August) in Brisbane.
These three, local lasses assemble a sweet musical mattress for sinking into and relaxing the day away. Forgive me for wanting to hear a bass guitar though.
The full room hushes and cheers as Eves Karydas takes the mic for the first show of her ‘Couch’ Australian tour, flanked by a drummer and a synth boss.
“I’m fresh out of love, I’m just being honest,” she sings, before letting us know how appreciative she is of the love in the room, at her first headline Brisbane show in a few years.
The songs are deftly-crafted pop that would melt in your mouth, if ever one could capture such ambrosia: her voice is beautiful, breathy and bouncy like her cheerful dance moves.
Even the totally electronic bass is satisfaction: the track ‘Electrical’ making global references, which hint at the world domination that’s been kickstarted by Eves’ move to London three years ago.
“I grew up playing guitar, so I’m gonna grab one. I wrote this song a couple of weeks ago... about how much our generation gets mislabelled,” and plucks away at an acoustic guitar, on stage by herself, for the melancholic millennial tribute that is ‘Big, Big Love’.
Eves dives in to a slightly dark cover of fellow ex-pat Kylie Minogue’s ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’, flexing her timbral prowess in a difficult song to manage: still impressive, though the cracks of her humanness do appear toward the end of the celestial rendition.
The star of our little Cairns-bred Karydas, as predicted in writings from long ago (circa 2013) continues to rise across the continents. A wise person would catch a show: in Sydney (The Lansdowne, 16 Aug) and Melbourne (Northcote Social 18 Aug).