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Review: Northeast Party House @ The Gov


Review: Northeast Party House @ The Gov

Matilda Brown

The boys from Northeast Party House certainly lived up to their name on Saturday night – playing at the Gov, the Melbourne band treated their Adelaide fans to a night they’re unlikely to forget.

Although it was the last leg of their ‘Dare’ tour, the Melbourne band played with as much fervour and energy as you would expect from their first. It’s been a big year for Northeast Party House, having toured across Europe and Australia, along with the release of their new album Dare. Last time the band played in Adelaide was for the Flinders University O Week concert, and they’ve been busy since then, not only touring relentlessly but releasing new music while they’re at it.

With support from Polish Club and Twinsy, the night was off to a great start and was only going to get better. From front to back, the venue was packed with fans trying to get as close to the stage as possible. Kicking things off with the track ‘Any Given Weekend’, fans were dancing and singing along immediately. Next up was crowd favourite ‘Perfect Lines’, confirming what we already knew – this is going to get better and better.

There’s something about Northeast Party House’s music that makes you want to dance. While their new album shows a slightly different sound and a bit of a departure from their older music, it still has that inherent feeling which makes you want to jump around. People certainly do – of course moshes can always get pushy, but you would have to be pretty damn lucky to come out of a NEPH gig without having your work cut out for you trying to keep a prime position near the front of the stage.

Photo by Jess Gleeson, via Northeast Party House

Photo by Jess Gleeson, via Northeast Party House

Especially when they play a song like ‘Embezzler’ – the song from their 2014 album Any Given Weekend was definitely a highlight of the night. The band also performed lots of tracks from new album Dare, giving fans a chance to hear them live for the first time. ‘For You’, another track from the new album, was another great moment towards the end of the set, with ‘Your House’ and ‘Youth Allowance’ ending things on a high.

The party didn’t stop there, with the boys playing a DJ set at Rocket Rooftop Bar after the show. Whether they were die-hard fans who have been following the band for years or were seeing them live for the first time, there’s no doubt that everyone was having an incredible time.

Everything about the show was fantastic – the atmosphere, the vibe, the crowd, the lighting, not to mention the band sounded just as good as their recordings (if not better). There is no denying that these guys know how to put on a damn good show.

Until next time NEPH... we’ll be waiting for you.


Header taken by Jesper Hede, via Northeast Party House