Tonight Alive Review – 23/02/2016

First to appease the crowd were English punks; Milk Teeth who, despite their small numbers, managed to make full use of the stage with their high energy. Although they would be considered relatively new on the circuit, with a debut around the corner, there was a general buzz around the crowd as they sang back to them. 7/10

Next up was Our Last Night an American post-hardcore 4-piece. Though this wasn’t their headline show, it could quite easily have been, with the band working the stage and commanding the crowd from the word go. With songs like Road to the Throne the band had the crowd jumping up and down, but with choruses like that one, who can blame them. Finale Sunrise proclaimed by front man Trevor Wentworth as being a meaningful song to the band proved to mean just as much to the crowd, as they sang it back without missing a beat. 9/10

Taking to the stage and launching straight into action were headliners Tonight Alive; the Sydney pop-punkers had a set that pleased newcomers and their old fan base alike. Kicking things off with To Be Free reminded everyone of the reason they were there, to support the new album Limitless and the reaction that ensued did not disappoint.  An extended version of The Other Side showcasing lyrics that hadn’t made the final cut for their previous album provided a break from their electric set. An impromptu cover of Blink 182’s Dammit came as a shock to fans, but a good one at that. Closer Lonely Girl proved that although the night was over, they weren’t going quietly as it escalated into the loudest sing-a-long of the night. Although it may be said that their music has changed direction, it’s clear that Tonight Alive are still headed for success, and if their fans have anything to say about it, they certainly won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. 10/10

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