There are certain bands that you see in a live setting and you know they were made for much bigger shows, I’ve watched Anteros for the last couple of years grow into the formidable gig outfit that they are right now.
They have all the right ingredients – a tight muscled musical background of Harry Balazs (drums), Jackson Couzens (guitar), Josh Rumble (bass/keys), and an always impressive, confident frontwoman in Laura Hayden.
Hayden has the style and sassiness not seen since Blondie’s Debbie Harry strutted along to Denis in the late ’70s.
But first, we have local band Ormstons doing a quick 30 min set as support. An emotional night for singer Jess Huxham as she is a big fan of Anteros herself and does a fantastic job of showcasing their songs, particularly one called Love which was only written a few hours earlier – nothing like performing it live for the first time in front of a decent turnout in your hometown to give you the jitters.