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Review: The Creases @ Fat Controller

RAD LIFE

Review: The Creases @ Fat Controller

Kate Sansome

Coming off the back of a huge 2017, The Creases hit the road for a number of intimate live shows, proving once again that 90s Brit indie-pop is not dead.  With the release of their long-awaited debut album, Tremolow, a sell-out national tour back in September and a successful performance at Falls Lorne over the new year - it appears that the Brissy quartet is just getting started.

Local lads, Venice Queens had been blessed with the task of getting the early crowd warmed up, and they didn’t waste any time as they immediately jumped into their latest single, Tijuana. The group have only been kicking around for a few months but the energy oozing from the stage was as if they had been playing together for years. Venice Queens are definitely a local band to keep your eye on. 

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Next up was Jesse Davidson, who had us swooning from the get-go.  A couple of months ago we had the pleasure of Davidson performing at This Is Radelaide’s 3rd birthday and his performance on Friday night was as good as ever.  He had the whole crowd eating out of his hands, especially as he sang Laika and Big Bois Gotta Eat.  

Finally, it was time for The Creases to come on stage.  Immediately, the entire room burst into a groove as the four-piece kicked off their set with Answer To.  The opening track set the tone of the evening, with its bright harmonies and uplifting chorus lines washing over the crowd like a warm embrace.  

The Creases’ have managed to create a sound that feels so familiar and nostalgic, but also feels so unique and fresh at the same time.  They played a bunch of tracks from their debut album, including It's Alright, Is It Love and Do What You Wanna.  Surprisingly, their track Asshole was the most well-received from the crowd with fans singing along to every line. They rounded off their incredible set with high energy renditions of Everybody Knows and Impact.

All images via The Creases