SYN Reviews: Kira Piru – The Workers Club, 10th March 2018

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Kira Piru live at The Workers Club, Saturday 10th March
Photos and words by Julia Sansone

Kira Puru’s music can be described as addictive pop with a whole lot of attitude and flair, and this is exactly what she delivered when she graced The Workers Club in March as part of her “Tension” single launch.

Known for her dynamic live performances and genre-defying writing style, the singer has risen to be one of Australia’s most respected voices, after featuring on a number of tracks from Yeo, Urthboy, Illy and even Paul Kelly.

The venue was packed to the brim awaiting Puru’s entrance on to the stage, after two incredible performances from support acts King IV and Approachable Members Of Your Local Community.

With music borne from the production decks in her bedroom, King IV’s performance was explosive and brooding with electro-goth vibes, performing tracks like We Can Get It and Bump.

Approachable Members Of Your Local Community warmed the hearts of the crowd, buzzing with excitement for their upcoming single “Semiotic Vision”. The seven-piece band from Melbourne have grabbed the psych-rock sound by both hands and given it a brand new energy.

The crowd joined in unison when Puru made it on to stage, with an anticipation buzzing in the air to hear the artist debut her solo music. Admitting on stage and laughing that “all these songs haven’t been played live before”, the audience in the room met her new sound with the enthusiasm as if they were well-known and loved tracks, proving only further her impact in the local music scene.

She chatted to the crowd between songs, taking the performance through upbeat jams to slower, more moving ballads and even dedication songs “for everybody’s exes”. Finishing off with tracks All Dulled Out and her latest single Tension, it set the mood for what is to come for Kira Puru; a captivating and incredibly talented multi-disciplinary artist, hands-on at every level, producing equally incredible and truly memorable music.