“Fuck, shit!” were probably the most appropriate words for Kira Puru to say as she took to the stage for the opening night of her long awaited headlining tour. With the Brisbane crowd packing into the dimly lit Black Bear Lodge, the energy level was electric as she kicked off the show with ‘Alone’ and ‘Hung Up’. She immediately had the crowd eating out of the palm of her hand as she found a way to bring back all of her in-between banter to be about sex. “This next song is about sex, I know you are all sluts” she exclaimed before introducing ‘Electric’ while she simply introduced ‘Body Talk’ as “What’s next? Another brilliant song of course.. it’s about sex”. The way she grooved across the stage was so captivating as she just seemed to so comfortable and confident. All of the songs had this funky groove that had fan favourites ‘Say Something’ and ‘Tension’ standing out.
This tour was all in support of her self-titled EP and there was a song in particular which had everyone a little excited. “This song is about blowjobs” Kira confessed before playing the upbeat mile high club anthem ‘Fly’ which expectedly takes on a whole new life in her live set. With only one EP officially out, you can always expect some unreleased material to make it’s way into her live set and she debuted a brand new track which has future hit written ALL over it. The fiery and fun ‘Revenge’ is the post-break up track that you NEED in your life. Its quirky, groovy and very relatable as she croons though, “I’m going to take your heart, smash it apart. Call your mum, tell her what you’ve done. Fuck your life up, till you beg me to stop”.
Her short 35 minute set came to an abrupt end as she closed the show with recent single ‘Molotov’ and thanked everyone for coming out. But the crowd had different plans. As she left the stage the screams didn’t stop until they turned into chants asking her to come back on stage. She obliged as she resurfaced but admitted that they had nothing else to play as that was truly the end of the show. However she quickly commented “There is one song in our repertoire that we could do, it’s going to be rusty though because we haven’t played this live since we did Like A Version”. And with those brief words the crowd screamed with excitement as she performed her Triple J cover of Katy Perry’s ‘Last Friday Night (TGIF)’ and closed the Friday night show in the most perfect way. Her energy is unstoppable and she truly is the unconventional and confident pop star that we need in Australia right now. Her banter was brilliant but my favourite quote of the night was “Do you think there is too much swearing my live show?” she giggled. But the honest answer is no.
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Photos by Eliya Suparman
Remaining ‘Fly Australian Tour’ Dates;
Saturday November 24 – The Lansdowne, Sydney
Friday November 30 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*
Thursday December 6 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Friday December 7 – The Sewing Room, Perth