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1 June 2023

In the Utzon Room

Contemporary Music

With their irresistible new album Spirals making waves, Wollongong-based indie pop outfit Pirra bring their dance-floor bops and buoyant energy to the Sydney Opera House for their Vivid LIVE debut.

Hypnotic and irresistible…swirling synths, hypnotic beats, and the silky smooth vocals of lead-singer Jess Beck.

The AU Review

Infectiously danceable indie pop from Wollongong’s funkiest four piece

Since getting together in 2015, Wollongong-based collective Pirra have built a following as one of the brightest and most buoyant dance-pop outfits on the indie circuit. Named for the Luritja word for “moon”, Pirra is led by Luritja-descended singer-songwriter Jess Beck, with guitarist James McKendry and twin brothers – bassist Curtis Argent and drummer Jeffrey Argent – rounding out the four piece.

Pirra’s dreamy, upbeat pop debut Animal Kingdom (2017) was followed by the EP Rabbit Hole (2018), which saw the band moving further into electro dance sounds, while the pulsing groove of 2020 single “Limousine Lies” saw them team with ARIA Award-winner Konstantin Kersting, the producer behind Tones And I’s smash “Dance Monkey”. After inking an international record deal and collaborating with UK house act Dirty Vegas on the single “Days Go By”, the band returned with their hypnotic second album Spirals (2022), featuring fan favourite “Under the Skyline”, a collaboration with veteran singer-songwriter Tim Wheatley on “Out of My Hands”, and production from PNAU’s Sam Littlemore on “Never Apart”.

Brimming with hooks, smarts, and irresistible energy, Pirra will have you grooving to their indie pop for days.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

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