Kicking off her East Coast Australian Tour in her hometown of Brisbane, Sycco proved why she is a rising star you need to get to know. With the first of four sold out shows at Black Bear Lodge she took to the stage with a lot of excitement, and the crowd reciprocated those exact feelings. Opening with the unreleased ‘Jealous’, she quickly slid into a single that everyone knew with ‘Nicotine’, and from there bounced between singalong moments and testing out new material.
‘Best Before’, ‘Happy You’re Here’ and ‘Times Up’ were the clear standouts of the unreleased material and are ones to keep an eye out on for their eventual release (especially ‘Happy You’re Here’, oooooft). Her sound is evolving so boldly, and her genuine connection with her band makes this so exciting to watch unfold on stage. The way set was built was that it felt like it gradually got more and more upbeat and built up to the big dancing moments of ‘My Ways’ and ‘Peacemaker’.
Her interaction with the crowd throughout the show was absolutely wholesome, and very humble. “Thank you so much for coming, oh my god” she gushed to the very excited crowd. Most of the night all she could get out was “wow wow wow wow wow wow” and that’s fair because the feeling was mutual. Thanking the crowd one last time for coming out and supporting her first Brisbane headline show, the reaction she received back was no short of electric. “This is so much validation” she giggled. Closing out the set with ‘Dribble’, which was the song that claimed the #29 spot on last years Triple J Hottest 100, it was no surprise that it received the biggest singalong and dance moment of the set. A perfect closer for a very fun and groovy show.
Introducing herself to the world through a string of singles on streaming platforms, 16 year old Sofia Isella is ready to step off the streets busking and get on a stage and bring these songs to life. Opening the night with a brief set, the American born but now Gold Coast based singer-songwriter impressed with her quirky and well produced tracks, pure talent, and her undeniable stage presence. Interpolating live violin into her performance, she immediately grabbed our attention and had us questioning just where the set was going to go. Closing track ‘What Dress Will I Wear’ is a hit waiting to be found. With a dark and brooding sound reminiscent of Billie Eilish, the lyric “What dress will I wear when I get buried” will linger in your brain, and have you needing to press replay on it.
In the second support slot for the evening, Straight Girls took to the stage for their first ever (!!) live set. “We are Straight Girls! The name is ironic” they giggled as they got acquainted with the crowd. With the set compiled of unreleased material, they nervously glided through the songs and delivered some major MUNA vibes with their production. Future single ‘Good Mouth’ was a clear standout, and one that they teased will be released soon.
“This is our first ever live show. I threw up in my mouth 10 minutes ago” they confessed to the crowd, and their nerves were something you could definitely sense. But rightfully so given the circumstances, and the crowd made sure that they felt a warm response back. Closing their set with their debut single (and only released track on streaming platforms) ‘Casey On The Big Screen’ they showed strong promise to be an act that you also need to keep an eye on.
SYCCO ‘DRIBBLE TOUR’
Friday 26 March – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane (early show) *SOLD OUT*
Friday 26 March – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane (late show) *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday 21 April – The Lansdowne, Sydney (early show) *More Tickets Added*
Wednesday 21 April – The Lansdowne, Sydney (late show) *More Tickets Added*
Thursday 22 April – The Lansdowne, Sydney (early show) *More Tickets Added*
Thursday 22 April – The Lansdowne, Sydney (late show) *More Tickets Added*
Saturday 24 April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (early show) *SOLD OUT*
Saturday 24 April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (late show) *SOLD OUT*
Sunday 25 April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (early show) *SOLD OUT*
Sunday 25 April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (late show) *SOLD OUT*