It might be time for Amy to step out from behind the drum kit. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been a big fan of what Stonefield have been doing for the past two years - I wouldn’t have seen them five times live otherwise. What I witnessed at this show though was, I hope, the evolution of the band. The “novelty factor” of Stonefield has been flogged to death since they came on the scene - be it about their age, the fact that they are all sisters or that Amy is a singing drummer - and I know they can’t be too happy with these labels.
The show started off like any other and was progressing as expected, on the way to being just another good show. There was a handful of new and unreleased tracks, including personal favourite Move Out Of My Shadow - which I’m very glad to see in the tracklist of their upcoming Bad Reality EP.
With only a handful of songs left in the set the band invited a friend on stage to play drums, freeing Amy to become a standalone frontwoman. The result would surely have pleased the band and their entourage because she was great. Everyone already knew she has the voice, but what we now know is that she has the stage presence to match it with the best.
Stonefield - 9/10
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