I hadn’t heard a single song from this act until I got an email off State last week asking me if I wanted to cover it, and by me I mean the group email that goes out to a BILLION photographers,…or is it 10? I’m really not sure.
Either way I emailed straight back explaining I was on the way into town anyway and I’d cover it. Glad I did now.
She’s Bloody Fantasmic!!
Gig Review by Niamh Doolan
Walking on stage with her trademark heavy fringe and clad in a Susie Quattro-esque black leather jumpsuit, Joan Wasser quite literally leaves some spectators with their jaws on the floor. She then launches straight into a blistering set showcasing her sultry, soulful and shouty vocal capabilities, Tyler Wood’ funk-riddled synth sounds and unrelenting beats from drummer Parker Kindred. The show takes a decidedly different direction to the sombre tone of performances in the last year, with Wasser slinking effortlessly from keyboard to guitar with mighty prowess and poise. ‘The Action Man’ gets the ball rolling, as fans squeeze their way through the crowd to secure a prime spot, and is followed by a fabulously bewitching version of ‘The Magic’. The Deep Field is plundered on numerous occasions, bringing forth an exquisite eight minute performance of ‘Flash’ – a sultry and haunting highlight.