New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle has been hitting Los Angeles stages this week. I went to see them at the Bootleg Theatre thanks to a lovely night hosted by one of my favorite underground party theLift. The band’s fresh psychedelic soul and cutting edge sounds are worth sharing with the world, no doubt why their hosts decided to come to the light and spread their music.
EWH soulfully layers percussion, bass, string guitar and vocals with a very unique form to transport you to feel good spot with mellow yet powerful tunes. R&B, soul, electronica are only a few of the tags given to their dynamic sound. Their song “Hype Machine”, has had wonderful reviews and their music has caught the attention of BBC’s Gilles Peterson and Benji B. Not only did EWH put a hypnotic show but they also invited fellow New Zealand singer songwriter Kimbra to jam with them on stage. Kimbra’s modern soul pop matched EWH’s style giving Los Angeles an honest treat by having them all together in an intimate (packed) night and we’ll be looking forward to their future productions.
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