Siren Calling Festival at Studio 9294
It was a very good festival showcasing some of the best young rock talent.
The venue itself is an old warehouse with cool murals on the outside, inside there was a good underground vibe with blacked-out decor, good size Live stage, bar and a couple of chill-out sofa’s.
I arrived a bit late to avoid queues so missed a few bands: Dead Naked Hippies, Something Leather, JunoDef and GayGirl and performances on the acoustic terrance.
The attendance early on was mostly band members and support, a few rock journalists, friends and fans. It was billed as a women’s rock festival so aside from the music I wasn’t sure what to expect. Everyone, including venue staff, fans and band members were all chilled out. It was one of the more relaxed atmospheres I’ve experienced at a rock festival.
The first band blew me away with the quality of songs, energy and performance, like all the bands here.
I like “shoe gaze” and enjoyed Wyldest‘s ‘dream pop’ songs. Really nice sound.
THYLA is another great band. Great songs, really impressive performances all round.
She Makes War
I discovered Tess Parks’s music through another recent discovery for me: The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Tess’s music has an authentic 60’s vibe that sits comfortably with music of the that era and contemporary guitar based music. Friendlies is favourite of mine.
Fans of Jefferson Airplane, Velvet Underground, Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin to name a few will find more of what they like with Tess Parks’s music.