Since coming together in 2008, noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells has seen its fair share of newsworthy moments; from dropping critically acclaimed debut album Treats to starting their own record label, Torn Clean, (under which latest LP Jessica Rabbit served as its pioneer release). Having built a reputation on delivering blistering live presentations that go surpassingly above and beyond, this crisp Wednesday night would have Atlanta bear witness to the hype.
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The Brooklyn duo took artsy Terminal West’s stage come 9:45 p.m. Alexis Krauss, decked in a racy pitch-black number, is a dynamo from the go; her spotlight stealing personality is quick to grab the attention of all in attendance and not loosen its grip until show’s conclusion. Handling the left side of the stage was the other half of Sleigh Bells: Derek E. Miller. Though Miller is that of a quieter personality, his guitar shredding skills are the back-bone to one of the loudest bands throughout the music industry.
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The 75-minute affair is replete with wow moments; from Krauss’ potent voice and stellar hair-whipping (courtesy of her tireless dance moves) to Miller’s thumping guitar nearly bursting every ear-drum in the house. Though the show mainly focuses on promoting tracks off latest LP Jessica Rabbit, the duo make time to perform older prominent singles like “Crown on the Ground”, “Comeback Kid” and fan-favorite, deafening finale “A/B Machines”.
Worthy to point out was Sleigh Bells no-age restriction throughout their shows. Krauss denotes her affinity to the idea of younger girls witnessing her shows for the sake of empowerment. Krauss’ “strong girls make strong women” message was clearly heard and apt on this International Women’s Day.