It’s not often that modern rock bands can emulate the essence of old school rock n roll but The Preatures have done just that in their vibrant and energetic new live show. It’s been a year since the dynamic Sydney four-piece released their second studio album ‘Girlhood’ and they are showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. After a run of headlining shows and festival dates late last year the band jumped on tour with Harry Styles for his massive arena tour earlier this year. To keep the momentum going and to celebrate the release of their new single ‘Magick’ they kicked off a massive 40 date regional tour which saw them intimately playing all over the country. With the end of the tour in sight, the band pulled into Noosa for their 34th and possibly their most energetic show of the tour. Packing out The Villa Noosa Hotel, they walked on stage to the gritty guitar riff of ‘Girlhood’. As lead vocalist Isabella Manfredi commanded the stage it was instantly noticeable that this was going to be one energetic and unforgettable gig. The crowd were immediately on their side as they jumped around to the bouncy hooks of ‘Somebody’s Talking’, ‘Cruel’ and ‘I Know A Girl’. Beer was spilling from every direction as the crowd were passionately singing along to every lyric and throwing their hands in the air sporadically. “Noosa! Thank you for coming out on your Saturday night to see our little rock n roll show” Manfredi exclaimed with a massive smile. They dived further into favourites like ‘Lip Balm’, ‘I Like You’, ‘Ordinary’ and their current single ‘Magick’ which was a sweet little moment.
As the crowd excitingly sang away to all of the songs the band decided to treat the crowd to a groovy new unreleased track called “Night Off’. This nostalgic track perfectly continues the sound their last album cemented and heads towards a slightly heavier rock n roll delivery. As the band crept closer to the end of the show ‘It Gets Better’ and a cover of The Angels ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?’ had the crowd bouncing again before the massive singalong ‘Is This How You Feel?’ which is always a set highlight. Manfredi took a moment to thank the original owners of the land before closing the show with ‘Yanada’ which is all about educating ourselves with our history and appreciating our roots. They delivered pure nostalgia and slick rock n roll vibes that transported you back to the sweaty club vibes of the 90’s and as a punter you were living the whole time. As the band walked off the stage and the house lights came on the crowd were still standing there screaming for more and that’s just a testament of how strong of a live band they are.
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Photos by Blake Lewis