As I sit indoors, hidden from the relentless wind and rain that March gifts, I reminisce back
to last night’s fabulous display of female power through bands fronted by strong, slaying
ladies. At the newly refurbished 60 Million Postcards, We Broke Free put on another
successful night, to celebrate International Woman’s Day the best way they could have –
with music and beers.
Kicking off the night with a voice that demands full-attention, Brighton based Hanya draw in
the crowd. Punchy drums and aggressive guitar go hand-in-hand as the duo flood the room
with shoe-gaze delight. Heather Sheret swoons the on-lookers with relatable lyrics and a
vocal tone that leans towards that of Patti Smith. Although only a two-piece, their sound is
full and all-embracing as they smash through illustrious tunes such as ‘Radio’ and ‘Honey’,
constantly changing the expectations of a twosome and reaffirming that good things come
in small packages. With chemistry on stage, impressive dreadlocks and a pair of gorgeous
vintage flares, Hanya are pleasing to both the eyes and the ears.
After a short break of beach-hut exploring and pint pouring, it’s time for the main event.
Headlining ladies’ night and slipping straight into the tender melodies of emotively worded
‘Disappear’, Lazy Day are tight, bright and dreamy. The London locals pump non-stop energy
into the room – causing bodies to sway, heads to bob and before they know it the crowd are
singing along. Frontwoman Tilly Scantlebury styles an orange top to match the vibrant guitar
while her moody vocal tones rest beautifully upon the floating riffs.
Having just completed a tour across the UK (and soon to go on another as support for Alex
Lahey), their set flows effortlessly, intertwined with improvised dance moves that the eager
punters mirror back. Stopping to dedicate ‘Mumma’ to Heather’s mother, the atmosphere is
close and personal. Tilly’s voice carries hints of a young Gwen Stefani as she flicks her vocals
in new single ‘Weird Cool’ which is out now on Art Is Hard Records, so if you’re not able to make it to their shows, make sure to listen now and watch the hilarious video. Or, even if you are, do it
So, get out your calendars and mark the date that Lazy Day are playing near you and Hanya’s
release with Leisure Records; you won’t want to miss them.