The legendary Brisbane band, Ball Park Music, recently dropped their brand new 5th album 'Good Mood' and are currently on tour showcasing the fantastic new tunes. The band has been dropping some incredible stuff recently, such as their 'Sad Rad Future Brew' and the superb songs from their new album, 'Exactly How You Are' and 'The Perfect Life Does Not Exist', which you've probably heard being spun on Triple J. BPM brought such a glorious show to Adelaide last Friday night, and really showed why they are one of the best Aussie bands around, (as Daniel Radcliffe would probably agree with).
The band stopped off in Adelaide on the 1st of March, along with their support acts Hatchie and Ali Barter who both played two mind-blowing sets. Both supports were giving a very 90's vibe about their music, with Hatchie giving Indie Pop that made us feel like we were in a Rom-Com of our very own. Ali Barter gave us Indie Rock that brought back all those angsty feelings we had as teenagers rocking our high-tops.
After the support acts got the crowd all warmed up and ready for the main event, Ball Park Music came out and started their first song, 'Cocaine Lion', which would be the start of twenty songs for the night. After being in hiding for a little while with their music, the band definitely came back with a bang and showed fans that their sound is on a great adventure that is continuing to change in fun and exciting ways! BPM treated the crowd with old classics such as 'She Only Loves Me When I'm There', 'Cost of Lifestyle', 'Literally Baby', 'Trippin' The Light Fantastic' and a beautiful acoustic solo of 'It's Nice to Be Alive' by frontman Sam Cromack.
One of our personal favourites from the night was 'Hands Off My Body' from their new album. The gnarly guitar and quirky synths work perfectly with the interesting lyrics, which talk about chopping off all the body parts you don't like. The audience was blessed with Sam Cromacks' rad dance moves as he bounced around the stage during the number, which brought the vibes throughout the already crazy wicked tune, (if you need an idea of what that looks like, just watch the music video for Trippin' The Light Fantastic).
The night ended on a high with their two encore songs, 'Frank' and 'iFly'. All in all the night was definitely one to remember. Their tour ends in NSW on the 9th of March, but don't stress if you didn't manage to see them this time around because we couldn't be more excited to welcome them back to Adelaide when they return to perform at Groovin' The Moo 2018. Make sure you grab a copy of Good Mood, learn all the lyrics and get ready to boogie with them in April!
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