Monica LaPlante Setlist
11.6.16 - The Chapel - San Francisco, CA
11.7.16 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
11.16.16 - Cluny - Newcastle, UK
11.17.16 - Wardrobe - Leeds, UK
11.18.16 - Academy 2 - Liverpool, UK
11.19.16 - Rainbow - Birmingham, UK
11.21.16 - Stoke - Sugarmill, UK
11.22.16 - Bodega - Nottingham, UK
11.23.16 - Fleece - Bristol, UK
11.25.16 - Joiners - Southampton, UK
11.26.16 - Bullingdon - Oxford, UK
11.28.16 - Junction 2 - Cambridge, UK
11.29.16 - Arts Centre - Norwich, UK
12.1.16 - Scala - London
12.2.16 - Deaf Institute - Manchester, UK
12.8.16 - St. Lukes - Glasgow, UK
With her new album Noir available digitally (and now physically) via Hollander Records, the band is climbing up on the local radio stations, including The Current and Radio K.
Songs on her set included songs from Noir, including first song ‘Fragile’, followed by ‘Can’t Stop’, and the two radio singles ‘Hope You're Alone’ and ‘Do That To Me’.
We caught Jay Som earlier in July 2016, but this time, she is backed by a full band - giving her songs a fuller, louder sound.
Songs on her set included plenty from her new album Turn Into (a collection of songs written between March 2014-October 2015), including the intro and title song. The title song ‘Turn Into’, started fast and loud (with the full band), but slowly goes quiet as singer Melina Duterte whispery sings, “The light kisses my eyelids, as I take a short breath..”
As the song ended, you can hear Peter Hook & the Light playing ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ next door. Duterte commented, “It’s Halloween... Peter Hook is playing next door. Now we’re going to play our New Order covers!” She was only joking, of course.
The band launched into ‘Ghost’, a fitting song for the Halloween celebration. As the band ended their set, they said that this was the last night of the tour and they were so grateful to have been part of this tour. On cue, Honeyblood was in the audience (with drummer Cat Myers dressed as a ghost), ready to rock out.
By September of 2014, McVicar had left the band. She was quickly replaced by Cat Myers, who we saw in March 2015, and thought she fitted in quite nicely.
Myers was all in on the Halloween thing, as previously mentioned, she came on stage in that “bootiful” ghost outfit. She soon regretted it as drumming with a bedsheet over her entire body proved a little too much. She “passed on the ghost” to an audience member.
The two were so in tuned with each other’s playstyle that they immediately knew what to play next, based on hearing the first note. This can be a bad thing, as they skipped over ‘Choker’ (listed as the second song), as ‘Love Is A Disease’ was accidentally played from memory muscle.
As you can see from the setlist, most of their songs were from the new album Babes Never Die (Fat Cat Records), featuring Cat Myers on drums - so she certainly felt at ease playing those songs with her contribution.
After their West Coast appearance, the band will return to the UK to continue their tour.
Honeyblood at 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis (30 October 2016)