The grungy and basement-style Studio at Webster Hall in New York City hosted three up and coming bands on June 11, 2013. Swaai Boys and Pretty And Nice opened for The Postelles on Tuesday night. Swaai Boys brought their tropical vibe to an excited crowd with songs like “Camilla”, which gives a fresh feel to the surf-pop genre of music.
Next up was Pretty and Nice, another band with a fresh, surf-style energy. The boys brought a sound similar to that of the band Wavves; part noise and part psychedelia. The band’s lead singer had quite the unique stage presence, interacting with the crowd and putting on some fun facial expressions. You can’t help thinking if these bands are taking notes from bands like The Beach Boys. Well, if they are, it seems to be working for them.
The Postelles were the next and final band of the night. Having seen them previously when they toured with The Maine, I was expecting a great set. They definitely exceeded my expectations. Bringing their rock and roll sound to The Studio, The Postelles put on a killer show, and had the crowd pumped. They even invited the crowd onto the stage with them! Now there’s a band who knows how to connect with their fans.
Photos & Review by Dana Amrami