Article and Photos by Andrés Alvarado
Atlanta, GA – Ms. Hana Elion and Ms. JJ Mitchell stand front and center. Silence befalls over the crowd at Atlanta’s Terminal West as this duo out of The Big Apple share a warm embrace before plunging into the night’s performance. For those unaware of Overcoats, they’re a minimalistic and sonically seductive sounding electro-pop twosome from the big city, and on this night, they enthralled Atlantans with their temperately soothing tunes.
Accompanying this duet on stage is drummer Joao Gonzalez. Together, the three journey onlookers through Overcoat’s limited, yet captivating, discography that includes hits off newly released LP Young. With the concert smoothly carrying on, one can distinctively witness the joy by which Elion & Mitchell share a dais, and share their anthems with those willing to pay undivided attention and vibe with these ladies.
By night’s end, Elion & Mitchell won over the dirty South horde on hand. These up-n-comers executed their bigger singles like “Smaller Than My Mother,” “Kai’s Song,” and, as an added extra, two versions of their favorite live song “Walk On.” Quips Mitchell “Atlanta, you’ve been simply lovely. Thank you.” We’re certain Atlanta took in how lovely Overcoats can simply be, as well.