If you caught Grouplove
last night at Terminal 5, you, like me, were longing to be frontwoman Hannah Hooper. There are few females with such a dynamic stage presence, and even fewer who could rock such badass outfits — we witnessed a special ensemble of lace, leotard, leggings and kicks last night (pictured below). The band headlined their second night this week at the venue where MS MR opened. Grouplove played tracks from Spreading Rumours
and Never Trust a Happy Song
. They wowed the crowd with their dance moves and California pop-rock vocals. The band played favorites like "Shark Attack," "Itchin' On A Photograph," "Colours," "Lovely Cup" and "Tongue Tied."
Opening for Grouplove was California pop band Smallpools
, who got the crowd moving, alongside MS MR
whose dark, pop songs enticed the crowd. Much like Grouplove's leading lady, anything Lizzy Plapinger (pictured above) touches turns to gold — or Neon Gold at the very least — and her live performances as one-half of MS MR are no different. The band played songs including "Bones," "Hurricane," "Ash Tree Lane," "Fantasy". The three bands complemented each other perfectly on their dance-pop playbill, and though the audience erred on the teenage end of the spectator spectrum, everyone played nice and danced the night away.
Photos by: Luis Ruiz