Sarah Lowes + Rah Rah + Said The Whale @ Club Lambi Semptember 13th 2011
No longer reserved to impersonated histpers, indie rock shows have become a hangout place whoever is ready to listend to good music and party. The Said The Whale concert was no exeption, as it was a night of pure fun and delight in the middle of a crowded place.
9:15 is a late hour to start out a night with quiet melodies, but Sarah Lowes pulled it of real good her lullabies like melody manged the attention of the fans that had gathered at the Club. The skilled Manchester pianowoman was given a heartfelt applaude for the first time sang in Montreal, truly appreciated by her audience.
Rah Rah was for me the highlight of the night as the only thing I had heard of that band before was the name alone. The bands rock and country tunes concquered all of us who did not came for them - maybe half of the people in the room. The band countes six multi-instrumentis musicians which makes Rah Rah’s synchronicity and energy remarkable, maybe comparable to live Broken Social Scene. Ressemblance could also be drawn with Arcade Fire - ihe violin, the mix of voices and the randomness might have something to do with it. And besides, what kind of band throws air-filled of the letters forming their name ? A great discovery.
Accordingly to what we have heard that night, Said The Whale's awaited new album is definitely going to be exellent. The band got everybody to clap hands and bob their heads as they played old and new songs, not to mention a girl dancing on a chair for the whole set. The band seemed contented with our reaction fans as they merilly granted us of a generous encore, sending us all home happy.