By: Emily Y.
So literally the last show I saw for Sled Island was La Luz–and it was my second favourite (#1 was St. Vincent). Actually, I saw them twice–they were that good and had a few shows during the festival. Though they were one bandmate short (keyboardist Alice was at a wedding apparently), they put on damn good shows. They were just so cool. The first time I saw them I was waiting through another show to see them and I saw these three women standing together watching the show and I was like “Hmm, I bet they’re La Luz,” and sure enough, they were on stage 15 mins later!
When I saw them during their second show they were there at the club milling about other festival goers, and for the last five mins before they went on, they were all just standing near the bar talking and laughing. They seemed like they were just having fun and enjoying each other’s company, and it was nice (little did they know a Closet Feminist was creepin’ on the side). During their shows, they interacted a lot with the audience with genuine interest but also with a “yea, we do what we want” attitude that I so admire.
River Island navy camisole, 51 CAD / Excelled leopard faux fur coat, 215 CAD / Organic by John Patrick skirt, 345 CAD / Even&odd faux boots, 53 CAD / Zipper bag, 22 CAD / L Erickson vintage hair pin, 19 CAD
Drummer Marian Li Pino (sadly not pictured here because cell phone camera) looks like she could be a model for Wildfang, and lead vocalist/guitarist looked perfect every time I saw her, and I just generally wanted to raid her wardrobe. Plus, they’ve been featured in BUST, a feminist magazine several times (check out their interview from last summer here), so you know they’ve gotta be good. Have a listen to their work here.