Ugly Sweaters’ Fun Energy Enlivens Bands In A Barbershop Check out our thoughts, photos and video from echo Park Rising!
LOS ANGELES, CA–
“…On the second day of Echo Park Rising, I wanted to get to the barbershop in time to catch Ugly Sweaters. It had been a couple of years since I saw them perform, so I was eager to hear their upbeat pop-punk/indie rock jams again. They released their EP Sisters in 2018, and while they played a lot of local L.A. gigs in support of it, but for one reason or another, I just wasn’t able to attend any of them. I’m glad I got to see them in action at Bands In A Barbershop.
Alex Pfender, Ian Meltzer, Mandla, and Claire Daley were a lot of fun. If you were having a slow Friday, their fun, carefree music would have been just what the doctor ordered. Mandla’s smile was infectious, especially when he was singing alongside his wife, Claire, and watching him spin around like a whirling dervish on or off stage with his guitar gave the performance an added level of excitement.
Ugly Sweaters are currently working on their fourth EP, which is admirable considering Mandla and Claire are also “working on” their newborn, but I’d keep an eye out for that as well because it will no doubt be another set of amazing fun, kick-ass music…”