The trio (guitarist MC, bassist Sweetie, and drummer Dirk) were in good spirit, often exploiting their cute Australian accents with random conversations between their songs. For example, the three just only ate dinner right before they showed up on stage with Sweetie's belly jiggling full of noodles... or how cassettes (which they were selling) were "very 2015".... or my personal favorite was when an overexcited MC said "toneet" instead of "tonight". They seem to be enjoying their time on tour, that's for sure.
Right before they left Australia on tour, the band wrote a brand new song ... which was so new they haven't actually came up with a title. Perhaps they can name it "Sweet Jam," because that's what it sounds like.
As you can see from their setlist, most of the songs were taken from their debut album Pink Palms, which came out last year via the FADER label.
The Preatures is the sort of band that we would normally cover at W♥M, but unfortunately, October 2014 proved one of our busiest month (aka "Rocktober"), and we had to miss them because of scheduling conflicts. So I'm glad to see that the Australian band is back in the Twin Cities, and we've made the extra effort to see them this time around.
Although everyone in the band played their best, all eyes were focused on singer Isabella Manfredi, who had an irresistible sex appeal. It's not uncommon to see her doing cartwheels in her skirt or singing flat on the floor of the stage. Sometime it's funny, like when the band was waiting for Manfredi and she said, "What are you waiting for? I can do this in my f**** sleep."
Like Bloods earlier, you can tell that The Preatures really love the touring life. They seemed really excited to see places and meeting new fans and friends.
They ended the show with "Is This How You Feel?", the very first Preatures song that they wrote and eventually won the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition for $50,000 in 2013.
The Preatures' album Blue Planet Eyes is out now, via CMG.
Remaining Preatures tour dates:
04/05/15 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
04/07/15 San Francisco, CA Independent
04/08/15 Los Angeles, CA Bahia
04/09/15 San Diego, CA The Casbah
04/25/15 "Groovin The Moo" (Oakbank)
04/26/15 "Groovin The Moo" (Bunbury)
05/02/15 "Groovin The Moo" (Bendigo)
05/03/15 "Groovin The Moo" (Canberra)
05/09/15 "Groovin The Moo" (Maitland)
05/10/15 "Groovin The Moo" (Townsville)
The Preatures at Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis (29 March 2015)