Friday night! A time to party, a time to have a boogie. I found myself at the eccentric club Can’t Say in the beautiful city of Melbourne. I was totally pumped to check out the poppy lads of Pear Shape, hailing from sunny Sydney.
The Pear Shape boys hit the stage at about 10:30pm, and right from the get go they were pumping and working the stage effectively. All four lads had an awesome stage presence and Tom’s vocals were not to be faulted, as he worked really well with the crowd, being extremely interactive. Everyone responded well to that by having a bit of a dance. And it’s no surprise either, with Pear Shape’s two hits A.E.I.O.U. and The Coca Cola Kid really giving off a sweet vibe and a fresh dance beat.
Pear Shape were playing on a pretty nifty little stage, with some sweet neon lights as their backdrop. Among the standout tunes were A.E.I.O.U. a song that I’ve heard frequently on Triple J, and with good reason! The sweet beat to this tune is happy and makes you feel pretty bop-y and willing to groove to the sound. Tom’s vocals were rockin’ that night and Jack, Josh and Tim did swell with their feel-good harmonies kicking in every now and then. Staring Competition is probably one of their slower tunes, but proved to be an awesome breakup and contrast between their songs. The lads also played a new song, which was pretty superb, a great fast-paced song to get us all excited on their future as a band.
Pear Shape recently finished their EP tour and will hopefully be kickin’ off a new national tour soon! Their toe-tapping tunes were a joy to watch, and they really deserve big things for the future.
As a side note, check out their new music video for The Coca Cola Kid
Sydney four-piece Pear Shape are following up their success with carbonated pop number ‘The Coca Cola Kid‘, with their new vowel themed song ‘A.E.I.O.U.’.
Full of catchy grooves and killer jangly guitar tones, ‘A.E.I.O.U.’ is more of the same uptempo fun music that Pear Shape are fast becoming renowned for. The chorus has a fantastic build, with harmonies to die for, and that one electrifying pattern that hooks me in with every listen. Its another track of indie pop goodness, from a band that is rapidly staking its claim in the Aussie music scene with their playful and energetic live sets. Plus they give out free pears at their gigs – cool and thoughtful. Its also good to see that somebody else other than Kim Kardashian is praising the return of the Pear Shape.
If you have enjoyed both of Pear Shape’s releases, there is more, so be sure to check out the bands self-titled EP on Bandcamp.
Pear Shape are a quirky four piece outfit based out of Sydney that are producing some pretty sweet indie pop tunes.
I first came across the Pear Shape when they were supporting Owl Eyes and Art of Sleeping at the Oxford Art Factory, where they played a solid set and intrigued me enough to search them out.
Pear Shape have recently received airplay for their track ‘The Coca-Cola Kid’. Its a indie pop track through and through, full of loads of catchy ‘Woahs’ and laced with an undercurrent of soaring guitar hooks. It is a great dance-able indie pop track, and much like its carbonated drink counterpart, is bubbly, fun and easily quenches your music cravings. Having seen their live set, its also clear they have a number of equally bouncy songs laced with more of the intricate and infectious guitar riffs present in ‘The Coca-Cola Kid’. They also really cash in on their names sake, handing out free pears to the audience which is sure to help gain them some more fans. You can download ‘The Coca-Cola Kid’ from their unearthed page here.
With several gigs as support acts and a Beresford residency under their belts so far this year, you would imagine and EP would not be far off. Keep your eyes and ears pealed for the next installment from Pear Shape.