NEW EViL Celebrate “King Of The River” Release At The Echo REVIEW+PHOTOS: NEW EViL @ THE ECHO 11/25/17
Echo Park, CA- Good things can come in little packages, and NEW EViL packs a punch (literally) with their petite front-woman Sophia Anita Reyes.
This was my second time catching them perform live (the first time being a short set at a photography festival earlier this year), and once again NEW EViL impressed me not only with their raw rock and roll sound, but also with the unbridled charisma that Sophia exhibited on stage. With her Dia De Los Muertos painted face and fists wrapped tight in gauze ready for a fight, Sophia sang, danced and punched, her way through a performance that surely got the blood in both her and the audience’s veins pumping.
Sophia’s energy seemed to flow through all of her band mates, and together they performed a polished set of rocking music that had flavors from a multitude of genres. I was particularly entertained with the punk leaning tunes as that’s when the band’s attitude and energy stepped up front and center.
NEW EViL released their first full length album back in February (“A Witch Shall Be Born”), but they concluded their set with the performance a new song that wasn’t on the album, “King Of The River”, which was released following their gig by Play Like A Girl Records.
Have a listen and let us know what you think in the comment below, and make sure you check out the video embed of the performance to you can revel in Sophia’s performance!
Derrick K. Lee is a music attorney, blogger, concert photographer and co-owner of Blurred Culture. He goes to a lot of shows and sometimes he writes good. Music is his boo.
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