The Jezabels at Festival Hall 01/06/12

Who am I?

I came home for the endless summer, I am a city girl and a rosebud of the morning, I keep mace spray and I like a little piece of cherry pie hot from the oven.

It sure is the Jezabels! A mixture of their new and old songs is exactly what they gave their fans at Friday nights show. Supported by Triple J’s Unearthed High winners Snakadaktal and Canadian band Lights, The Jezabels one night only show had the all ages crowd of Festival Hall on edge with their unbelievable live performance. Opening with Endless Summer, a favourite off their album Prisoner, and a definite crowd pleaser indeed. As front-woman Hayley Mary made use of her mind-blowing vocals, each and every ballad throughout the night was performed faultlessly. Leaving fans to relish in the perfection of the moment. Keeping in tune with their alternative indie rock beats, there was also some incorporation of their subtle signature disco pop sounds as well, which definitely got me as well as the rest of Festival Hall on their dancing toes. Taking advantage of their loving crowd and showcasing some of their more recent music, The Jezabels did not disappoint and made sure not to stray away from their classics either. As a fan of their ‘old stuff’ I was over the moon when the last two songs were Mace Spray and Hurt Me. Regardless of their far from fitting titles, these two tracks had the entire crowd belting out to the lyrics and moving their bodies to the rhythm. Imagine a pool of people charged with happiness and excitement, that’s exactly what the Jezabels gave to their fans. Corny as that may have sounded, this Sydney band is not only lyrically and vocally capable, but one that has to be seen live. Speaking from experience, the Jezabel’s epic live shows are that of which makes a crowd of everyday fans become loving devotees.

Hande Cerkez


2 thoughts on “The Jezabels at Festival Hall 01/06/12

  1. This is such a well-written review. I love the Jezabels! I especially like their older stuff too – ‘Hurt Me’ is an all time favourite. Sounds like it was a really great show from an awesome Australian band.

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