The MisterWives continue to ride their wave of success after drawing the acclaim of outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, MTV, and Pigeons and Planes in 2015 by touring with Panic at the Disco. We were fortunate to catch them recently at the venerable Forum in Los Angeles (Inglewood), Ca a few days past.
Having finally gotten a chance to witness the group live, they definitely earned their title as “Artists to Watch” by MTV and by what we saw at their show, 70 million Spotify streams is definitely not wrong (and will surely grow exponentially). Energy and stage presence are two things that you cannot teach, and these guys have PhD’s in that science.
Their showmanship began with a sample from Gene Wilder’s routine Pure Imagination, from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory lead into Imagination Infatuation. As a curtain-jerker, the track and performance helped to convince anyone that may not have heard of the band in the crowd to pay attention and enjoy the moment. With the crew in tow, lead singer, Mandy Lee, and bass guitarist William Hehir, were two balls of energy that were infectious and just impossibly to not pay attention too. It definitely helped that Hehir’s UV reactive coiffe played well with Lee and co’s presence and use of the stage.
As the set continued through Reflections and slowed down through Drummer Boy, we were cemented as fans during their impressive cover of Chance the Rapper’s Same Drugs (linked above). They finally closed out the set with a bookend of sorts as they played their newest track, Machine, off of their upcoming album, Connect the Dots, into their closer Our Own House off the same-titled debut album. Suffice it to say, the crowd was left wanting more as the energy was still palpable after MisterWives left the stage.
For those seeking to see where Misterwives goes from here, Machine is the lead in single for their forthcoming album, Connect the Dots, due out May 19th.
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