>> We strolled up to Kerfuffle on a partly cloudy day. It was nice to have cooler weather for this all-day music festival event. The lineup was STACKED! Houses, Matt Maeson, Atlas Genius, Bishop Briggs, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Head and The Heart, and Walk The Moon. There was also a sweet lil’ treat for the VIP tent, a surprise set from New Politics! All in all the day was spent wildly dancing around in complete bliss.
The up-and-coming indie band Houses hit the stage first. If you haven’t heard their single, “Fast Talk,” you probably don’t listen to the radio. Their mellow tunes were a perfect start to the festival! They ended their set with their latest song “Hold Me Up” which was my personal favorite. It was impossible to stop myself from dancing along.
Matt Maeson strolled onto the stage next, starting off his set with one of my favorite tunes “Hallucinogens.” His voice is INCREDIBLE live and gave me goose pimples all over my body. It was a dream to listen to him and I was left wanting more.
Some of my favorite Australians, Atlas Genius, were ready to rock the stage next and boy they sure did just that! They played some of their hits such as “Trojans” and “Stockholm” along with their latest song “Can’t Be Alone Tonight.” The crowd lost their minds with excitement.
The sweet and powerful Bishop Briggs stomped the stage as she sang and jumped. I always love seeing her perform, she looks like she’s having the time of her life - her energy is truly contagious! She pours so much emotion into each and every song. I must say that her shaved head is GORGEOUS.
The crowd screeched and jumped when Catfish and the Bottlemen walked onto the stage. Fresh off their latest release, ‘The Balance,’ the Welsh indie rock band played a mix of new tunes and old favorites. It felt as if every single person in the audience was singing along with their eyes glued to the stage and faces full of complete and utter joy.
The Head and The Heart SLAYED! I have been a huge fan since their first self-titled album came out in 2011. Their latest album, ‘Living Mirage,’ came out recently and of course, I lost my voice singing along to “Missed Connection.” I almost cried when “Rivers and Roads” started playing because it was so beautiful. Charity Rose Thielen’s voice is so unique and makes me feel hella emotions.
You could feel the air thick with anticipation when Walk The Moon came on stage after The Lion King intro. They played a mix of new songs, including their latest (released on the Friday of Kerfuffle) “Eat Your Heart Out” and songs from their first album “Tightrope” and “Shiver Shiver.” I was beyond ecstatic when glorious chords of “Shiver Shiver” filtered out of the speakers, as it is my all-time favorite Walk The Moon song! The perfect end to a blissful indie filled day by the water. <<