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Live Review: Avaberee, Mid Ayr, Capre, Clea @ The Triffid 27.08.2015

Avaberee kicked off the launch tour for their new EP, ‘In Your Arms I Found My Secrets’ Thursday night at The Triffid. They were supported by three kick ass, but very different acts, Clea, Capre and Mid Aye that warmed the crowd up for lots of dancing with electronic-poppy goodness.

First up was Brisbane indie-folk singer-songwriter Clea. Her acoustic performance was full of soulful, lyrically intricate songs that had the quite small, at that point crowd totally drawn in. I hardly heard a murmur while she was singing. Clea definitely have some old and some gained new fans of hers in the crowd that night. 

Next was the electronic duo Capre, who just launched their own EP, ‘Cassette Mixte’. They had a very different vibe to Clea but the change kept the crowd guessing. They came out all guns blazing with electric guitar, vocal effects, synth, drum pad and tracks running from a MacBook. Their totally synchronized and practiced performance got the growing crowd riled up. Their electronic but laid back sound was the perfect blend. A very beautiful, albeit drunken interpretive dance took place in front of me during their set, and to me that means you're doing your job right. Kudos to that young man. 

The final support before the main event was Mid Ayr, who is made up of Zac Moynihan, Alex L’Estrange and Hugh Middleton, who is also the guitarist in Brisbane group, The Trouble with Templeton.  The boys filled The Triffid with cool vibes of indie rock. A stand out of their performance was their body percussion as a song intro, best use of non-drum precision since Cups? Probably. Eat your heart out Anna Kendrick. They got the crowd going with slick guitars on new wave pop and the occasional vocal scream, leaving us ready for the electronic brilliance that was Avaberee. 

At every song during Avaberee's set I tried to pick a favourite but then they would start the next one and I would have to change my mind. Although a stand out was Give Me Water which they told the crowd they fondly called, ‘Bitches be thirsty’. Their dreamy electronic and harmonized sound reminded me of a floatier, lighter version of Haim. Because every one of their songs makes you want to swirl around with floaty fabric and dance like some kind of celestial goddess, yes, that good! The girls switched it up at almost every song on who was taking lead vocals, tambourine, shakers or the Korg. They told stories about previous shows and funny anecdotes, like their time in Yeppoon being lead down alley ways to eat the local classic meal of a meat pie inside a bun. And I think the entire crowd had a collective sigh of relief they survived the Pie-Bun ordeal and made it back to Brisbane for the show. The crowd was going crazy for every one of their songs but everyone went wild when they busted out a Frank Ocean cover. Many dance. Much squeal.  So if you love some good old electro pop you have got to hear these girls live or on their new EP, they will be heading down the east coast in the next couple of months so get your tickets now! They certainly have a new fan girl in me. 

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