Baby Alpaca performed at the Satellite Thursday evening in support of their soon to be released album ‘Under Water’ due in May. Armed with an arsenal of liquid visuals and elaborate light displays, the four-piece group fronted by Chris Kittrell sent the audience into a soothing state from the start. Kittrell’s vocals were the epitome of hypnotic and easily located through a wide range of psychedelic waves and pop heavy loops. Their slow and gentle tempos provided a back and forth sway reception that left listeners with a weightlessness feeling throughout the crowd.
Kittrell appeared relaxed and harmonious, often locking eyes throughout the venue with gracious fans. The forty-five minute performance gave justice to the albums selected title since the factoring element of their music collides with the ocean ripples of sound. Songs arrived with an ironic twist, presenting the question of floating or swimming before realizing either alternative would suit accordingly with every track. Fans responded positively to the latest singles ‘Teenage Graceland’ and ‘Will I Ever See You Again?’ often reciting lyrics on par with Kittrell.
Outside of performing, Kittrell’s stage persona radiated a flirtatious aura that lingered like incense clouds dissolving in the air. Time manages to skip a few seconds while Baby Alpaca perform, the blissful environment they portray help expand imagination and fantasy without any outside interference. The synthesizers include a vintage appeal that is equally complimented by cool and serene melodies. With anticipation building of their forthcoming LP, expect Baby Alpaca to create a few splashes over the next few weeks leading the May 6th album ‘Under Water.’
Photos by: JACOB GAITAN