Playing songs off both 2015's Zoo Du Quebec and 2014's July First, the bilingual three-piece employed groovy guitar riffs and light percussion. The surf-tinged, melodic tracks were certainly pleasant to listen to, but the three performers seemed rather uninterested in engaging with the crowd or each other. When two human-controlled, puppet-like sculptures were brought out into the audience about midway through the set, onlookers' attention switched away from what was actually happening on stage for a considerable amount of time (with no obvious efforts from the band members to redirect it).
There were some notable moments, though — a cover of ubiquitous 2007 house track "Calabria" and a final performance of "I Always Get What I Want" upped the energy a little bit.
The mellow performance suffered from a combination of circumstantial distractions and the usual missteps of a band still coming into their own, but Moss Lime showed they have enough redeeming qualities to pick things back up next time.