Live Review: Two Door Cinema Club, Last Dinosaurs, The Creases

27 July 2017 | 10:49 am | Emily Blackburn

"Alex Trimble's vocal talent is next level, nailing the chorus of 'Je Viens De La' in a falsetto that never waivers."

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Brisbane alt-rockers The Creases have been blessed with the duty of getting the early arrivals warmed up, and they don't waste any time getting to it. Bassist Aimon Clark rocks back and forth swinging the tail of his coat to the band's psych rock tones and Oasis vibes. Frontman Joe Agius's raspy vocals throughout provide a punchy start to the evening, and triple j hit Impact ends their energetic set on a cosmic high.

"We are the Venga Boys," singer Sean Caskey jokes as We Like To Party fades out of the PA and people scream out the iconic party anthem. Last Dinosaurs are cheeky, and, coated in a sea of pink smoke, kick off with Take Your TimeCaskey and bassist Michael Sloane share birthdays tonight and without further ado, a (very messy) rendition of Happy Birthday takes place. What a way to have a birthday! This set is full of funky riffs, '80s synth, highly energetic dance tunes, jokes and a really unique stage presence. A mash-up cover of Modjo's Lady (Hear Me Tonight) and Calvin Harris' Slide goes down a treat for what is a super funky, mid-gig boogie down. 

An intense strobe light party so ferocious it's almost hard to look at begins as Irish rockers Two Door Cinema Club make their dramatic entrance with Cigarettes In The Theatre. The band are accompanied by tall LED structures surrounding the back of the stage. They project various colours, shapes and graphics that move to the beat and change with every song, creating the prime environment for a vigorous dance party. Covering songs old and new, they focus mainly on 2010's Tourist History to the immense pleasure of their fans. People are dancing in their seats, waving their drinks around, hugging their friends and grinning from ear to ear. The atmosphere is infectious to say the least. Frontman Alex Trimble's vocal talent is next level, nailing the chorus of Je Viens De La in a falsetto that never waivers. "This is the best fifth birthday ever," exclaims guitarist Sam Halliday (whose birthday turns out to be tomorrow) after another group singalong. What are the odds? 

The charismatic, eccentric and ever so talented Irishmen wrap-up a killer encore with fan favourite, What You Know - packed full of strobes, laser lighting and crazy graphic panels - proving that the Irish sure know how to throw one vibrant party. 

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