Live Review: Glass Animals, Polographia

27 January 2017 | 2:02 pm | Sally Anne Hurley

"Bayley and co are having a ball, especially Bayley, who's a very smiley lead singer."

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Sydney boys Polographia get a warm reception at the Enmore Theatre and their set is a cool beginning to what should be a bone-shaking night.

Feels Alright, featuring an onstage appearance from vocalist Looks Fade and closer Sly get the biggest cheers of the night, but the crowd are equally impressed with a blended and funked-up medley featuring old school tracks like Stardust's Music Sounds Better With You and The Emotions' Best Of My Love. A tight and no nonsense set from a beloved local act.

The robotic banter of Glass Animals' [Premade Sandwiches] plays throughout the venue and soon enough, the English band emerge on stage. Life Itself kicks things off in dance-inducing fashion. They follow it up with Black Mambo, a favourite from their self-titled 2013 EP and 2014 album Zaba. It's a slinky number and one of many moments tonight where we see the quirky, unashamed dance moves from frontman Dave Bayley.

Another older track Hazey gets a welcomed run and from there, the set focuses heavily on the band's 2016 album How To Be A Human Being. Poplar St, The Other Side Of Paradise and Season 2 Episode 3 follow each other with ease. The latter undoubtedly gets some of the biggest love of the night. It's even more bouncy and fun live.

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Fan favourite and probably the band's most well-known track, Gooey, satisfies the appetite of the crowd and then some. Bayley and co are having a ball, especially Bayley, who's a very smiley lead singer. He states that Agnes is one of his favourites and proceeds to belt out the atmospheric track, floating around the stage in a euphoric state.

The standard encore comes to fruition after a rapturous response from the crowd and the boys get stuck into another one of their classics, Pools. Everyone shakes their little souls to it before the band announces one last song for the night. Pork Soda, complete with a pineapple for Bayley to play with and throw into the crowd, is a weird and wonderful end to a great live performance.