The night began with taking a trip to Portland with Priory. To the likes of the wonderful Grouplove- [minus the girl lead] Priory has a fun, soft, playful sound that makes you feel like you are in the company of great friends. It was a fantastic lighthearted start to the night! Following Priory was Halsey- an incredibly talented young girl with a big voice. A New York-based act comparable to Chvrches, she took over the stage with blue hair and an insanely engaging presence. Her cover of The Killers “When You Were Young” shed a different light on the tune, bringing a lighter sound. If anything, this tour with The Kooks is just the beginning for this bright and talented 20 year old.
Since many of the RCA staffers will be at Vans Warped Tour 2014, we figured it would be cool to do a preview for the bands we’re (individually) most excited to see!