As a frequent concert-goer, between the lockdowns I jumped on the chance to see Auckland-based band Miss June perform at Spark Arena’s Tuning Fork, and was it a worthwhile experience indeed.
Performing their latest album Bad Luck Party, the stage presence was an unforgettable mix of young people screaming their lyrics while lead singer Annabel Liddell crowd surfed, and the whole album is full of absolutely hype punk-pop tracks that will have you dancing into the evening.
Since the show, I’ve listened another many times to their genre bending songs, and have yet to find one that disappoints. The fierce sound that they bring to their work is particularly evident in the fiery ‘Best Girl’ and the head pounding ‘Scorpio’ – my personal favourite tracks.
With two incredible openers and energy to die for, their lyrics are transcendent. ‘Don’t act like you won’t be happy with my downfall’ from ‘Two Hits’ is a funky one I really enjoy. Even back to their original first song, Matriarchy, they established their distinctive hardcore sound which has become better ever since.
They have caught the eyes of acts like Foo Fighters and Wolf Alice, and it’s no surprise that they managed to – they embody the spirit of up and coming acts to watch. With no doubt that this local band will be giving head spinning performances again soon, you’d be crazy to miss their next shows. I was surprised at how much I loved them, their genre isn’t one I would go to regularly – but it’s one of the best live acts I’ve seen in 2020, so hurry along if you get the chance!