Live Review: IVEY at Black Bear Lodge Brisbane

words: India Marx

Indie-pop group IVEY recently stopped by Black Bear Lodge to treat Brisbane fans to a night of fresh, groovy tracks.

Easing into the evening, the band started off slightly shy, however it wasn’t long before they unleashed their energy through a repertoire of crowd-pleasing numbers. The group bounced around on stage with one another in an unreserved playfulness, lead singer Millie Perks a perfect example of this. This girl owns the stage; her voice and moves a very captivating combination.

Perks is just one fifth of the Gold Coast band, joined by Dante Martin, Riley Smith and brothers Lachlan McGuffie and Matt McGuffie.

Lachlan McGuffie’s voice worked splendidly with Perks’. The two singers’ voices harmonized and balanced each other exquisitely.

Taking their cues from bands such as Jungle Giants, it’s no surprise the group’s Black Bear Lodge performance was one filled with vigour. The group’s enthusiasm also attributable to the Brisbane show being the first performance since lead singer Perks turned 18.

The five-piece group also covered Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s ‘Murder on the Dance Floor’. This cheeky number saw the whole room buzzing with life. Ivey’s creative spin on this classic dance-track complimented their set effortlessly.

Super catchy tune ‘Always’ got the crowd moving while addictive song ‘Won’t Be’ demonstrated great artistic diversity within their music.

The group are currently touring cross-country to celebrate the release of their latest ep ‘Gorgeous’. Be sure to check them out at their next gig.

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