“We play a fresh take on pop-rock music,” Ryan exclaims in The Summer State documentary, produced by Vadbibes. If or when you get your hands on their self-titled EP, you’ll be able to distinguish among the echoing vocals and heart-thumping arrangement, that there’s some truth to what Ryan said. It was a congregation of friends, families and music paramours outside the Homeclub. These scattered clusters of blithe chatter signalled an eager wait for the doors to open for The Summer State’s EP Launch last Saturday afternoon.
Adorned with shiny silver helium balloons and garlanded with soft decorative lights, the Home Club seemed like it was all set for a romantic evening for lovebirds. Only it was in fact far from that. It was set for a joyful affair for self-branded ‘spectorgaze’ outfit, Obedient Wives Club, for the official launch of their disturbingly-named second EP – “Murder Kill Baby”.
With a spacious venue and impressive lineup, the entire evening was all set to be one of the best gigs I have ever been to.
Let me throw in a few names if you’d agreed with me. Embrace Them Ghosts. ANECHOIS. A Vacant Affair. Still not impressed? Then you should probably check them out.
They had opened for Yellowcard, shared the stage with Mayday Parade and Eyes Set To Kill. They had also played alongside The Wonder Years just recently. The local layman might not have expected that a local band could have such a remarkable record. Everyone, meet The Summer State.
Watchful eyes followed the movements of the next act, gearing up on the Home Club stage. If you were there, you could have easily sensed the commanding demeanor these guys radiated. To top it off, the apparent frontman of the band, decided to go beyond the compact stage and placed his microphone stand some distance away from the main stage, leaving the crowd with no choice but to retract.