LIVE REVIEW: Eves Karydas – The Foundry
Ever since making her comeback Eves Karydas has been radiating confidence under her new solo project along with a slick new pop sound. Her singles have been gaining major momentum on Triple J and streaming services with a new wave of fans discovering the cool vibes of the Australian singer-songwriter. To celebrate the release of her infectious new single ‘Couch’ she kicked off her first run of headlining shows with a sold out Brisbane crowd. Taking to the stage to a sea of very excited faces at The Foundry she launched straight into the unreleased tracks ‘Honest’ and ‘Balance’. Being a new project it is always risky opening a show with unreleased material but with only three songs released she didn’t really have a choice. Luckily for her these new tracks are very strong and perfectly set the mood with euphoric dance beats and catchy hooks leading the way. Thanking the crowd for selling out the show and coming out on a Thursday night she went straight into her debut single from this project which was met with a massive singalong. ’There for You’ hears her channeling the soothing vocals of Lana Del Rey mixed with the production stylings of Dua Lipa. It’s a catchy and melodic song that grows on you with each listen and really is elevated on the live stage.
She continued the singalongs by throwing it back to her old project Eves The Behavior with fan favourites ‘Electrical’ and ‘TV’ which comfortably fitted sonically with her new sound. Stripping it back, Eves grabbed a guitar and acoustically performed a reflective new song she had recently written called ‘Big Big Love’. The intimate track perfectly complimented the melodic and simple ‘Wildest Ones’ which will quickly become a fan favourite on her upcoming debut album. Getting the crowd moving again she delivered new tracks ‘Damn Loyal’ and ‘Hush’ before throwing in a cover of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Cant Get You Out Of My Head’ which instantly had everyone dancing like no one was watching. Thanking the ecstatic crowd for their high energy on a Thursday night she closed the show with ‘Couch’ and ‘Further Than The Planes Fly’ which really cemented her strong vocal ability as well as her ability to write catchy hooks. Eves Karydas hasn’t just changed her name but she’s also become a more confident performer and artist with her songwriting and live show highlighting this growth. So yeah, she is the real deal.
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Photos by Blake Lewis
Eves Karydas ‘Couch’ Single Tour
Thursday August 16 – Landsdowne Hotel, Sydney
Saturday August 18 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne