Thursday, October 18, Trophy Eyes made their return to Adelaide, bringing their energetic and emotional pop-punk/punk rock sounds to The Gov and damn, did they deliver a trophy (I’m going to reuse this A LOT) worthy performance.
Visiting Adelaide as part of the national tour for their new album The American Dream, Trophy Eyes brought with them support acts Dear Seattle, Maddy Jane and STUMPS, each putting on their own trophy (not sorry) worthy performance.
With The Gov packed out and punters standing shoulder to shoulder, when Trophy Eyes took to the stage 10-minutes late the anticipation amongst the crowd was so thick it could have been cut with a knife.
Playing new and old tunes alike, much to the delight of the sweat-soaked crowd, Trophy Eyes put on a show which was pretty hard to criticize, unexpectedly including the song Hurt, which caught the crowd off guard but quickly had all singing along.
If there was something to criticize, it might have been the lack of inclusion of older songs from their 2014 Mend, Move On album. But, criticizing them for that would be harsh, after all, everyone is always trying to move on.
To cap off the show review, one of the brilliant things about Trophy Eyes’ music is their willingness to tackle topics such as suicide and mental illness; Lead Vocalist John Floreani has used these topics to allow listeners to connect to their music on another level and in live settings there is a unique and undeniable energy among the crowd.
Trophy rating: First place, definitely no participation trophy being given out here.
Hot Dub Time Machine will be visiting Adelaide for the Wine Machine festival later this year and after this chat, we’re pretty damn keen.
Running since 2006, Oxjam is a global night of gigs. Entertaining some one million punters, Oxjam Adelaide is embracing local live music and engaging with all of us about one of their projects. This year, the focus is on food and climate.
“Drinking coffee, eating toasted sandwiches, travelling through phases of inspiration, elation and despair…” Just a few steps in the process of creating Holy Holy’s third studio album, My Own Pool of Light.
Under the Southern Stars Village will feature a range of fantastic installations, carnival rides, local food vendors, and market stalls.
As the new fashion season commences, Vogue Festival will take over the heart of the city from the 17th of October until the 19th of October.
The walls of the venue became his canvas, and we were all invited to participate in the painting. With every line screamed back onto the stage, it was collaborative, shared.
Big Smooth Cat from Dope Lemon, is one to listen to with a whiskey in one hand and a smoke in the other.
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Charlie’s Marketplace, a sister store to Have You Met Charlie?, has opened its doors in Adelaide’s Regent Arcade.
Look, I don’t know what the cowboys of the wild west used to listen to as they trudged their way across the great plains of Texas, but I doubt it was too dissimilar to Dope Lemon’s banjo-ridden track Stonecutters.