Little Red @ The Drake Underground
Aussie sensations Little Red hit Toronto Friday night as part of the band's inaugural North American tour, to a lively crowd at the Drake Underground, anxious to eat up the band's vintage pop.
If there is one glaring observation about the boys of Little Red it's their relatively young age, as if fresh from recess, causing a brief pause in disbelief but if its not for the beers the boys are swigging back, then it's certainly their well-crafted pop harmonies, and tight pop hooks that demonstrate the boys possess skill and wisdom beyond their years.
Talented musicians, Little Red opened with "Slow Motion," from the band's debut album Midnight Remember, sonic guitars and a chugging drum beat kicked off the band's steady climb to their infamous hit single "Rock It," complete with the gorgeous harmonies of "Get A Life" and harmonica spotlight on "In My Bed."
Little Red delighted, especially on the rousing "Rock It," a clear fan favourite, it was vocalist Dominic Byrne's considerable front man charm, though more for his awkward Talking Heads-like stick man dancing onstage, and genuine enthusiasm to be in Toronto (not that you can blame him) that won the audience over. The boys of Little Red delivered pop tunes with just enough spice to make even the least enthusiastic crowd members tap their toes, a testament to the band's craftsmanship of delectable pop tunes.