The Lashes preview new material
Persephone’s Bees brought their unique brand of gypsy-influenced rock to Club NME Los Angeles with Fred Perry Subculture last night (April 4).
The Oakland, California-based band combined retro ’60s keyboards with screeching guitars to great effect, and Russian-born frontwoman Angelina Moysov exuded charisma throughout the set.
“You know you’re doing well when the soundman you just met is rockin’ out,” Moysov said before dedicating the Russian-language song, ‘Photo Album’, to “the two people who speak Russian in the crowd.”
The band ended on a high note with an extended jam of their single, ‘City of Love’.
“It was great to see everyone really dancing and responding to the music,” Moysov told NME.COM after the show.
“It’s great that LA audiences aren’t too cool to dance,” she added.
Earlier in the evening, Seattle‘s The Lashes tore through their power-pop set with tremendous energy and previewed some new material for the crowd.
“We really like Silver Lake — we almost feel like we live here,” frontman Ben Clark told the audience. “We started out today eating pizza with Kato Kaelin, and then (drummer) Mike (Loggins) got arrested, so it’s been an amazing day.”
After their set, Clark explained that Loggins was picked up by Hollywood police for drinking an alcoholic energy beverage on the street.
“We were across from Mann’s Chinese Theatre, and the Hollywood police guys saw he was drinking, so they came over and cuffed him,” Clark explained. “Then they took him in and booked him. It was crazy.”
The singer added that his band jumped at the chance to play Club NME with Fred Perry Subculture. “When we heard it was Club NME night we asked to get on the bill because NME is so cool,” he said.
The Lashes played:
‘Come Back To Me’
‘This Is Not A Smiths Song’
Persephone’s Bees set list was:
‘Way To Your Heart’
‘On The Earth’
‘On The Other Side’
‘City of Love’
–By our Los Angeles staff.