Evarose – October 2012, Jericho, Oxford
How often do you see an all-girl band that can not only write but actually play instruments? Evarose are breaking all the moulds. Hailing from Oxfordshire, the dynamic four-piece are banging out their own blend of pop rock enveloping both raw energy and a vast amount of hooks.
Formed in 2010 and currently on tour with Welsh band Straight Lines, we caught them on a rainy night at an almost-home gig in Oxford. Exploding into their set and encouraging a rather shy crowd to come forward, they had heads and feet bouncing from the outset. Highlights came thick and fast, from the acerbic opening of ‘Change’ to the stripped back pulse of ‘Time Well Spent’. The top moment for us was the opening record ‘Best Left Alone’. An infectious riff that gives way to a chorus of bull-fighting strength, chanting “There’s nothing you can do to win”. Although only a six song set, the crowd were left ever so slightly mesmerised by the powerhouse front-woman Dannika Webber. Not only a killer voice but managing to imbue her performance with bucket-loads of charisma.
The set bounced in a smouldering selection of beautifully written rock hooks and ended with their first single ‘Cough It Up’, a tense but eminently danceable record.
Remember that feeling when you first heard rock with a female vocal? Well Evarose are building that ‘buzz’ all over again. So pull up your socks music pixies, because you probably haven’t seen the best of these guys yet.
-Harriet (WingLab Conspiracy)
Check out; Best Left Alone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jE_wezQuXM)
Available here; https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/evarose/id386770222?uo=4