Last Saturday I had the honor of being at Teen Girl Scientist Monthly's high-energy release show for their new album, HYPER TROPHY, at Cameo Gallery. While I unfortunately missed what I heard was an amazing performance from opening act Jumpers, I did get a chance to have my mind blown by Starlight Girls and, of course, the headliners themselves. Photos were taken.
I honestly had no idea what to expect from Starlight Girls, but that just let them blow me away even more. Each member seemed immensely comfortable onstage, which makes sense since they've been playing together for four and a half years. Pair that with their groovy rhythms and smooth vocals and you have a formula for some serious badassery.
Halfway through their set, a friend of mine said they reminded her of French experimental psych-pop group La Femme, and I would say that's a fair comparison. They flew through genres and influences while always remaining themselves. If you get a chance, don't miss seeing them live.
Teen Girl Scientist Monthly
I've heard a lot of great things about TGSM's live shows, and I'm happy to say that even with ridiculously high expectations I wasn't disappointed. True, an album release show is a special occasion, but I have a strong feeling that the infectious energy in the room would be there regardless.
I recently had the opportunity to hang with the band in their rehearsal space, and it was refreshing to see that the camaraderie I witnessed in that intimate setting carried over to the stage. They were clearly having an awesome time, and they invited everyone in the audience to take part—that makes for a hell of a fun show.