Live Review: Kisschasy, Luca Brasi, Rooftops

19 October 2015 | 1:45 pm | Mick Radojkovic

"The four-piece may have not been 'tour fit', but they were playing these tracks like they were brand new."

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Hailing from Penrith, pop-punk youngsters Rooftops kicked off proceedings before a smattering of early arrivers. Hearing them declare they saw the headliners play when they were in Grade 6, you get the idea of how young this three-piece are. The hard-edged screamy vocals were a little hard to digest, but the youthful passion and energy were certainly there. Decent set from these up-and-comers.

One of the biggest rock bands to come out of Tasmania in pretty much forever were up next. Luca Brasi are what the opening act should be aiming for. They are tight and passionate and lead singer and bassist Tyler Richardson has the charisma and charm to win over any crowd. They've been "locked away" recording their new material and revealed a cracking new track — a nice teaser of what's to come from this outfit that look to be headed in just one direction: north.

Ten years ago, Kisschasy released their debut album United Paper People. It was a pop-punk piece of perfection and launched them into mainstream and alternative ears around Australia. Tonight, on their farewell tour, we were treated to a complete performance of this album, as they played songs rarely heard like Water On A Stove and Black Dress alongside singles, Do-Do's & Whoa-Oh's and Face Without A Name.

The sold-out Metro lapped it up with lyrics being belted out from every corner. The four-piece may have not been 'tour fit', but they were playing these tracks like they were brand new. Finishing off with a solid encore of both old and new tracks gave the crowd everything they could ask for. Opinions Won't Keep You Warm At Night finished off the set and the live show of a band that showed so much promise but just never cracked through the third album blues.

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