Lemuria is one of those rare bands that comes from the DIY scene and truly has done it all themselves. Ranging from punk-pop-indie, the trio has been a unit since 2004 and soon followed with their first release, Get Better. After finding the right collective between Alex Kerns (drums/vocals), Sheena Ozzella (guitar/vocals) and Max Gregor (bass/vocals), the band’s latest release was on Bridge 9 records. On this tour, they had Tony Flaminio on keyboard and guitar to round out their electrio-pop sound. With a packed house, Lemuria’s healthy catalogue of tunes was just what the fans had in mind.
Openers Mikey Erg and Cayetana dazzled the crowd with their ferocious brand of indie-rock. The magic behind Gregor on the bass could not be contained as he bounced across the stage gaining enough air to lift him off the ground. Ozzella had the audience at her heals as she pumped them up with explosive tracks off their latest release The Distance Is So Big as well as newly written music. Their dynamic up-beat charm set fire to the room as the blend of punk-pop and indie-rock laced into the souls of those standing before Lemuria.
The gorgeous and energetic sound behind Lemuria has nurtured those hardcore fans that await the transition of this band with every release. Every note and every strum has a purpose and come off as planned and well orchestrated. Bands like this do not come around that often as the fans revel in the joy this band brings. Lemuria is currently on tour supporting their 10th anniversary tour for their release, Get Better. The old stuff and the new stuff from Lemuria’s live shows are definitely worth the wait.