Concert Review: CRUISR, Northern Faces, + Secret Weapons @ Webster Hall – New York

Pronounced, but not spelled, like ‘cruiser.’

I was first introduced to the colorful foursome known as CRUISR when they opened for The 1975’s North American Tour. Immediately attracted to the upbeat vibe and classic indie pop sound, I knew I had to catch their next show.

The night started off with a delightfully quirky set from local artists Secret Weapons, and was followed by Northern Faces who put on another powerful performance.

At this point, the room was packed with eager fans (including the guys from Young Rising Sons), and CRUISR excitedly took the stage. It was beyond wonderful seeing CRUISR headline their own show, because we got to experience a more authentic selection of songs instead of only hearing the EP’s biggest hits.

My favorite track of the night, titled ‘Kidnap Me,’ is the song I remember most fondly from CRUISR’s set with The 1975. There is something so uniquely uplifting about it that leaves the audience jumping around from start to finish. From afar, CRUISR and their fans all appeared to be swimming around together the instant the first chords began pouring out from the stage. Needless to say, the entire night was nothing short of groovy.

It’s not hard to become a CRUISR fan, and if you’re into sunny pop tunes that will leave your foot tapping and your ears craving more, this band is definitely one to keep an eye on!

For our interview with CRUISR, click here.

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Review by CJ Harvey | @CJHarvey2

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