Brooklyn’s Charly Bliss are having the time of their lives. At least that’s the impression I’ve gotten every single time I’ve seen them played live. The Brooklyn quartet literally bounce off each other onstage and fill every space within earshot of their music with massively good vibes.
Front person Eva Hendricks’ vocals pierce the sky while her bandmates Spencer Fox, Sam Hendricks, and Dan Shure join in to create a melodious racket that tumbles off the stage gloriously. The band’s sound owes a huge debt of gratitude to mid-90s indie pop with all the distortion pedals turned to 11. Amidst this racket, the band manages to shove in hook after hook to create a physical force that’ll known you on your heels as you attempt to dance along.
Their full-length debut Guppy made it’s way onto my (and many others’) best of lists in 2017, and I’m still patiently waiting for a follow-up. Until then I’ll just have to revel in the group’s live sets whenever they hit town. They play the Tomorrow Never Knows fest tonight, January 16, at Lincoln Hall, and I can’t wait to get all sweaty and smiley during their set. I suggest you do too.