Event Review: Broods @ The Danforth Music Hall


Still in the transition period from known to well-known, yesterday's show had to be upgraded from the measly Hoxton to the rather massive Danforth Music Hall due to unprecedented demand. Four years ago, The Broods were catapulted to success following their signing with Lorde producer, Joel Little, reaching 200,000 streams in the first week of their first single,"Bridges." Their uprising has been swift, with the pair displaying remarkable affinity for electronic sound, fast outgrowing their indie rock roots. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U48jwC8cZU

The performance itself was timid but beautiful. Still in the early stages of fame, Georgia Nott has unquestionable talent but a somewhat understated stage presence and her nerves occasionally showed through. The sound quality near the stage was a little distorted from my perspective, requiring a little more dramatic flair on her part to fully draw the audience into the performance. She engaged with the audience often and displayed a endearing vulnerability but I never felt truly part of her performance, just an observer. Her brother Caleb provided visual stimuli and acoustic sound with guitar and the beautiful keyboard piece "Four Walls" which was, in my opinion, the strongest performance of the night, highlighting both the sibling's raw talent.


The Brood's are a gifted and extremely like-able pair, their distinctive ethereal electronics and haunting vocals stayed with me long after the performance was finished. As the scale of their audience continues to increase, no doubt Georgia's charisma will shine through to its full potential.