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

24 July 2017 | 1:38 pm | Madelyn Tait

"Blinding, strobing lights and deafening cheers welcomed the huge Irish indie-rock band."

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Plenty of punters got down to the Hordern Pavilion early to catch Brisbane band The Creases' set. The band played a bunch of tracks off their brand new album Tremolow, out early next month, getting the crowd moving to songs like Everybody Knows and singing along to the hook of their latest single Is It Love.

Fellow Brisbane indie-rock band Last Dinosaurs were next to take the stage. Frontman Sean Caskey let the audience know it's a big year for the band as they're making an album - and also because it marks 101 years of them playing Honolulu (as Caskey joked)before launching into the fun track.

"Does anyone remember everyone's crush Sophie Ellis-Bextor?" Caskey asked the crowd, introducing a medley of covers which included bassist Michael Sloane singing lead vocals and spitting a verse on the Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean and Migos collab Slide - which the crowd absolutely loved. They finished their set with fan favourite Zoom off their 2012 album In A Million Years, which got everyone warmed up and ready for Two Door Cinema Club.

Blinding, strobing lights and deafening cheers welcomed the huge Irish indie-rock band, consisting of Alex Trimble (vocals, rhythm guitar), Sam Halliday (lead guitar), and Kevin Baird (bass and synths), to the stage. The opening bars of every single song in their set got massive screams, but the fingerpicked guitar chords on Do You Want It All? got a particularly large response, as did This Is The Life, both off their 2010 album Tourist History.

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They also played a few tracks including Good Morning and Are We Ready from their latest record Gameshow - although apparently less known than their older tracks, the moshing didn't slow down at all and the band mentioned how much they enjoyed playing them. They then got sentimental, noting that they started the band in a little town in Northern Ireland, that they've been doing this for nearly ten years and that it's still weird to be playing on the other side of the world. The band hadn't even finished leaving the stage when calls for an encore (which were answered) began - a sign of a very well received show.