3rd May | The Louisiana

Some of our favourite albums can evoke a nostalgic reaction, as memories of when we first heard it seep into the forefront. The first time I heard New Zealand’s Fazerdaze‘s debut LP Morningside, it was hailing outside, in April. Lucky for me, the dulcet tones of Amelia Murray were as summery as they come, allowing me to transport myself to a hopeful future of warm rays.

The band effortlessly recreate these sun-kissed tendencies during their headline set at The Louisiana. It’s two days before the release of the record but we’re treated to a track-by-track, including single ‘Lucky Girl’ which is surprisingly played only a few songs into the set. Although Fazerdaze is the bedroom-dwelling project of Murray, she and her band mates create an accomplished and textured instrumentation that’s pretty much note-for-note perfect compared to the LP itself.

This is Fazerdaze’s first headline tour in the UK and although shy, they offer a relatable and endearing composure that makes it feel as though we’re in a room full of friends – a notion that is echoed by Murray herself.

The set is perfectly presented, with the slower number seeping between the indie-pop bangers. If anything, the set was a little short with almost everyone in the room shouting for more as the last note struck. Although Fazerdaze were unable to quench the thirst of these eager attendees, it was a stellar performance that ensures this won’t be the last headlining tour we’re treated to.

Check out ‘Lucky Girl’ below.