THU 15 JUNE
- Licensed venue, 18+
- General admission, standing
- Doors 8PM
“To a bus's mercy in the early morning light. What did you do on Saturday night?
— Real Lies
Real Lies are vocalist Kevin Lee Kharas and musical mastermind Patrick King. Kevin Lee’s half-sung, half-spoken narration has a rambling passion that’s been compared to Springsteen, while his deadpan wit’s been likened to Jarvis Cocker. He’ll wax poetic about missed rent, instant barstool chemistry, working up a sweat to chart-toppers, and staying up late with The Fall. Then he’ll drop a line as perfect as:
“This world our ethos built, hard work and big stress. But you’re still dressed to kill and leave others with the mess”.
Meanwhile, Patrick King evokes the euphoria of Underworld and the Pet Shop Boys smudged with the grime of Burial. One for the dawn-lit ravers, and hopeless romantics.
Pelada are a dance-punk duo from Montreal. They take Tobias Rochman’s velvety, ‘90s-inspired club production and jolt it with defiant declarations sung-shouted in Spanish by Chris Vargas. Smooth house and techno grooves clash with the exposed wires of patriarchy-pummeling punk. And it’s pure electricity.
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Real Lies. Photos: Mikey Massey and Will Grundy
Pelada. Photo: Erick Faulkner