Little Green Cars have been getting a lot of buzz lately, winning rave reviews for their performances at festivals including SXSW and Coachella, not to mention all of those Mumford & Sons comparisons.
The Dublin five-piece – Stevie Appleby, Faye O’Rourke, Adam O’Regan, Donagh Seaver O’Leary and Dylan Lynch – are even signed to Glassnote Records, Mumford’s US label.
To see what all the fuss is about [and to support my fellow countrymen and woman], I decided to check out their gig at the Troubadour in Los Angeles last night and was not disappointed.
I only knew a few of their songs beforehand but it really doesn’t matter with a band last this, you’ll still find yourself dancing along. With a set lasting about an hour they ran through all the tunes you’ll have heard of including The John Wayne, Harper Lee, Kitchen Floor and My Love Took Me Down To The River and many you haven’t.
While they are all talented musicians, this band’s main strength lies in the fact that they can all sing.
Highlights of the night were The John Wayne, which as probably their best known song got the entire crowd singing along and the finale when the entire band came down from the stage into the middle of the crowd for Consequences Of Not Sleeping. Stevie was the only one armed with a guitar, while the others showed off the group’s incredible harmonies for a stunning finish. Everyone left knowing we had seen something pretty special.