Friday night was bursting with confetti, neon lights and a whole lot of dancing at the Horseshoe Tavern. To celebrate the release of their new EP, “BANG,” Ginger Ale & The Monowhales held one heck of a party. With a packed crowd of Monowhale fans, and a stage bursting with colourful glowing lights, the band took over the famous concert hall and demanded the attention of every member of the audience. Sally, the petite singer of the indie-rock group, proved that size is not all that matters. Commanding a crowd whom had quite obviously shown up to party, she made her presence known and quite frankly stole the show.
The Monowhales, known for their quirky style and in your face live performances, displayed their true colours on the Tavern stage. Playing a large range of their material, from pop hit, “Home” to heavier rock songs like “White Walls,” the band provided the perfect atmosphere for singing along, but also moshing, if you so felt the urge. When the band jumped into some of their better know tracks like “Looking Simple,” the crowd became excitable and anxious to help Sally with the catchy melody. The band debuted “Name for Myself” from their new EP, and gave listeners a little taste of their latest release.
Needless to say, if you had gone to the concert to hear your favourite Monowhales songs, you were not disappointed. If you had happened to stumble into the venue randomly that night, you would have found yourself mesmerized by a a wild rock concert, and most likely left as a fan of the band’s. The crowd became a sight to see alone, with confetti and colourful foam props darting around in mid-air. The weirdo aesthetic of the Ginger Ale and The Monowhales splattered like paint off of the stage. While at some points overwhelmingly florescent, it allowed for an interesting take on audience interaction. Onstage, the band kept their energy high, dancing along to the music and head banging throughout the evening. The show was mesmerizing; it was hard to look away from everything that was going on in front of you.
The music played well past 1AM, but left the audience begging for more. Coming back to us with an enthusiastic encore, the Monowhales finished, leaving everything they had in them on that stage.
Be sure to check out their new EP “BANG” on the streaming service of your choice.