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Live: The Arrows

2011-08-22 15:11
Zula Sound Bar, August 20 - The Arrows have always been a band I've been on the fence about. Sure, they sang a catchy tune about being "Lovesick", but the question has always been whether the band has what it takes to sustain a solid fan base.

The band's show at Zula Bar certainly converted me into a fan. From the moment lead singer Pam de Menezes and drummer Christie Desfontaine entered the stage, the crowd went completely crazy.

They knew something I didn't-everyone was in for a good time. The band started off with "No Robots", an electric performance that saw Pam howling like there’s no tomorrow.

"World Interrupted", "Make Believe" and "Entropy" followed. The band proceeded to challenge each other to a dance/drum off. Pam's dancing was, uhm, cute, but nothing could compare to the wrath of fury unleashed by Christie on those drums.

The highlight of the night was definitely the band's performances of "Make Believe" and "Lonely Soldiers", which saw them joined on stage by Mark de Menezes, drummer of The Dirty Skirts - Pam's brother. The performance proves that talent definitely runs in The Arrows family.

Other notable performances included "I got to find me a man" and "No Robots" which ended off a great evening. Overall, The Arrows are a band with both style and substance, who write infectious pop songs that speak to a broad and diverse fan base.

The band is definitely on course to becoming one of the best indie/pop acts this country has ever seen. I dare you to disagree.

Dean Bromkamp is a regular contributor to YourLMG magazine. Do you have any live reviews to submit? You could win a Kalahari.net voucher - email your article of max 300 words (and photos) to music@channel24.co.za

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