BROODS and Bad Sounds at The Vogue Theatre, 4/02/19
As the clouds rolled in and Vancouver regressed to it’s darker days, Bad Sounds and BROODS brought some summertime feelings to the Vogue on Tuesday night.
Fans trickled in as British band Bad Sounds took the stage. This five piece band hails from Bath and has a hip-hop-inspired and 70’s groove sound. They delivered an electric set and got the crowd buzzing.
Murmurings of “ the drummer is a chick, that’s so badass” hummed around the Vogue and honestly … it is pretty badass. As they thanked the crowd and headed off the stage, a now energetic crowd topped up their drinks and eagerly waited for kiwi brother and sister duo Broods to take the stage.
A simple backdrop of white fabric made BROODS stand out as soon as they walked onto the stage. With no messing around they got right into their set. Lead singer Georgia Nott was giving off some serious Gwen Stefani “No Doubt” era vibes with her yellow pleather suit and teeny tiny bikini top. As the show got going, she stripped off the jacket and worked her bikini top and pleather pants. Then things really kicked off.
BROODS are currently touring their newest album, Don’t Feed the Pop Monster, which was released this past February. This album is brighter and more synthy than the previous two albums, making it a very dance record and in turn made for a very dancey show. BROODS started off the set playing a lot of their new album, including hit track “Too Proud.” The group then smashed out banger after banger, including “Bridges,” “Everything Goes (Wow)” and a Gotye cover/ mashup of “Heart’s A Mess” and “Eyes Wide Open.”
The set ended with “Peach.” After BROODS bid their farewells and walked off the stage. Fans cheered for an encore, hoping to maybe hear “Heartlines,” but these cheeky kiwis were done for the night. With no encore and only an hour-long set fans were left wanting just a titch more and feeling slightly unsatisfied. The hour that they did deliver was a high energy, dance party that made Tuesday feel like Saturday. The only difference is you’re hungover at work.