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Cobra Club says goodbye to Waywards with The Laurels

This Tuesday saw The Laurels and Lorelei take the Waywards stage for one final Cobra Club gig at The Bank Hotel (for now).

Since the tail end of 2017 Cobra Club has been taking over Tuesday nights with some of Sydney’s hottest live acts, always for free. Since then they’ve cemented themselves as a local institution, a hotspot gig for inner westies wanting to check out the best new bands our city has to offer.

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Photos: Lachie Townsend

On Tuesday night The Laurels and Lorelei gave Cobra Club a fitting goodbye, bringing a strong crowd and stronger sets to the Waywards stage.

First up were Lorelei, a new act comprised of Claudia Schmidt and Arlen McCarthy. Fresh off their debut single I Am A Road the band were eager to impress, and that they did.

A melodious, dark breed of dream pop, their set left the audience entranced – and well warmed up for the psychedelic swirls to come.

With Lorelei done and dusted, The Laurels took to the stage. Off the back of their recent single launches, a new member in Kat Harley, and an absolutely mind-warping set at Bad Vibrations Festival,  the seasoned performers quickly hit their stride with confidence.

By the time they dropped their instruments, many mouths were left agape. But hey, that’s just what we’ve come to expect from The Laurels.

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August 2, 2019

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