Israeli pop-rock band Lola Marsh were a long way from home on Tuesday. The band, primarily made up of singer Yael Shoshana Cohen and guitarist Gil Landau, brought their colorfully diverse bag of songs and jovial spirits to a sold-out Rough Trade in Brooklyn for an evening full of music mostly from their recently released Remember Roses LP.
Lola Marsh’s show at Rough Trade was the first in a line of North American tour dates which will steadily guide their journey down to Austin just in time for the start of SXSW next week. Following a soft but blissful opening set by local singer Hillary Capps, the fuller lineup of Lola Marsh took the stage to open their performance with “Days To Come,” the opening track from their 2017 You’re Mine EP.
The on-stage relationship between Cohen and Landau is subtle and doesn’t require a lot of shared attention between the two. Their working tandem on stage mirrors their personal relationship, which may or may not be glued together entirely by romance, but rather through the strength of their emotive mix of ballads and dance tunes. Cohen’s sharp and warmly piercing vocals act the group’s most captivating asset. Her voice is filled with dreamy confidence that is sprinkled throughout the audience while she performs, filling the entire room with a beam that few popular American indie bands today can emulate.
The band’s setlist was filled with songs penned perfectly for those easy-to-enjoy “Indie Chill” playlists, which shine with a little extra energy when performed live. “You’re Mine,” “Sirens” and “She’s A Rainbow” all showcased the one-two-punch of Cohen’s hypnotizing singing with Landau’s vibrating guitar tones to make for a great all-around show for anyone looking to explore the global pop landscape.
Music fans in Atlanta can catch Lola Marsh on their way down to Austin on later this week when they stop into Aisle 5 on Thursday. Tickets for the show are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.
"Days To Come"
"She’s A Rainbow"
"In Good Times"