It’s not uncommon to walk out of a gig in Sydney and look around with confusion. When the audience inside the dark and humid room connects with the artist so strongly, it’s easy to forget your surroundings, forget that there’s a busy street on the other side of the wall. There’s nothing like stepping out of euphoria into a dingy alleyway with an aroma of urine and other delightful city smells. Leon Bridges took the audience on a journey to another decade. Before we were ready for that, Melbourne artist Thando warmed the crowd with her impressive vocals and enthusiastic and grateful commentary.
Glades graced the stage with their catch-y hooks and contagious drum beats to begin a completely magical night. They grabbed the crowd from the get go by playing the first song they ever released, ‘Her’ before ploughing into their soon to be released single, ‘It’s Not About You’. This track is going to be a banger with the vocalist’s soft, yet edgy talk singing in the verses and hard-hitting chorus’.
With a Wollongong record breaking number one spot on the ARIA Australian Artist charts and a string of sold out shows, Windang locals Hockey Dad are the non-stop garage rockers making Australian punters turn their heads. With extra dates added to their already sold out tour there are sure to have been at least a few who missed out on this amazing live spectacle, but worry not as we have the full wrap up ready for you.
Photos by Sian Sandilands
It’s hard to walk into a King Krule show and not feel like the image a Baby Boomer would draw if asked what a Millennial looks like. There were far too many beanies being worn inside. The audience is unapologetically hipster, young, and excited. After a wave of demand the show was moved from its original location at the Metro to the larger Enmore theatre, and the room is still packed.