Fast Romantics hit up Lucky bar for the third time in less than a year on Friday. You’d think, in a market that seems terrified of overplaying and oversaturation, that the audience would dwindle and plateau, instead staying home to binge watch Daredevil on Netflix.
Fast Romantics have something special, whereby every. single. one. of their shows in Victoria over the past twelve months has been full of fun, joy, and catchy tunes you can’t help but sing along to.
I’m positive that after their show in July, the audience went away buzzing to their friends about this great band they caught. Then, already poised for a successful comeback, along with their single Julia spinning on The Zone @ 91-3, there was an audience swell in October. Again, the audience left with smiles on their faces and tunes stuck in their heads spreading the news: Do not miss Fast Romantics. All of which culminated in Friday’s show in an absolutely bursting Lucky Bar.
Radio friendly hits like Julia and Animal had the audience singing along, bouncing in time with front man Matthew Angus, and the night was capped off with a delightful cover of Roy Orbison’s Pretty Woman.
The Zone’s Band of the Month for February, LABS, opened the show with their refreshingly unique female-fronted electronic indie sound. An acronym (of sorts) for frontfolk Lindsay Bryan and Adam Sutherland, LABS is the result of many years’ experience in the local music scene, with the twist that the two came from pop/folk and hard rock backgrounds, respectively.
Cutest of all, though, is that Lindsay’s parents were at the show, and stood at the front of the crowd for the last couple of songs.