The mighty Kylesa recently ripped through Philly’s Underground Arts with an eclectic tour package that included Lazer Wulf, White Hills, and Blood Ceremony. Armed with new album, Ultraviolet (Season Of Mist), Kylesa wasted no time firing into a poignant set. Complemented by two simultaneous drummers and longtime members Laura Pleasants and Philip Cope, the band is at the top of their musical game, dropping meaty melodies over a cacophony of drum, bass, and effects at will. Donning a repertoire that exudes years of fine tuning and precision, the band’s poise is something to be admired.
In our recent interview, front-woman / guitarist Laura Pleasants discussed a few of her new gear picks for this tour and we were stoked to see the massive new pedal set-up and Bilco head that all sounded great. A movie projector spun off a series of hypnotic images that added to the other-worldliness of the band’s set and transfixed the crowd’s attention for the duration of the night. We’ve seen a few bands attempt the double drummer set-up over the years, but none hit the nail on the head like that of Kylesa. Building off of one-another with rotating accents and fills, you could easily spend an evening honing in on just the percussion.
Great selection of supporting acts and we’ve included links for further investigation below, so without further ado..
Enjoy an extended series of photos by BTS Senior Photographer, Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging)