LIVE REVIEW: Ride @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 2019

Ride @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW Sept 6th 2019 It’s been a long time between drinks for Australian fans of English band Ride but the timing felt just right with the band re-established for a couple of years now and with two solid new albums under its belt. It’s most likely that the members of openers Shiva & The Hazards were probably not even born … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Ride @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 2019

LIVE REVIEW: Johnny Marr, Flyying Colours @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (21/07/15)

Flyying Colours proved to be an excellent choice of support. Energy, texture and dynamics rule their dense shoegaze sound and it sounded satisfyingly full and propulsive as the venue slowly filled. The quartet’s physicality on stage matched that of their songs and though the sound mix wasn’t great they set the scene nicely for the main act. Amid clouds of dry ice and beneath a … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Johnny Marr, Flyying Colours @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (21/07/15)

LIVE REVIEW: Sunnyboys @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (29.03.14)

The Frowning Clouds played an opening set that would surely have won them a barrel of new fans with a sound rooted in 60s beat and garage rock. They’re only a young band with one album under their belt yet their air of self-assurance and equally self-deprecating nonchalance perfectly suited their melody-rich guitar pop. They were a near-perfect package both visually and sonically with the … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Sunnyboys @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (29.03.14)

LIVE REVIEW: Alice in Chains, Down, Walking Papers @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (25/03/14)

Walking Papers had a high curiosity factor, primarily for their members including Duff McKagan (G N’R) and drummer Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) but with a fine opening set they showed they were the full band deal with singer/guitarist Jeff Angell working the mic stand, doing hat tricks and venturing into the audience for their final slice of dark psych-laden rock. Down have been … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Alice in Chains, Down, Walking Papers @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (25/03/14)

LIVE REVIEW: Public Image Ltd @ The Enmore Theatre, Sydney (10/04/13)

by Chris Familton With a sound comprised of vocals, guitar, bass and two keyboards Death Mattel swung wildly between urgent 90s electro pop and punk with impassioned, earnest vocals to a closing track that was easily the pick of the bunch. Its subtle snaking keyboard melody showed that an understated approach suits them best but they failed to ignite much response from the arriving crowd. … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Public Image Ltd @ The Enmore Theatre, Sydney (10/04/13)

LIVE REVIEW: Primal Scream @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (05/12/12)

by Chris Familton The Delta Riggs were given the task of warming up the arriving punters and though there were only a handful present at the start of their set, by its conclusion there was a healthy contingent showing their appreciation for a committed and entertaining set. The Delta Riggs are a band that have studied their heroes with forensic precision – they sound like … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Primal Scream @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (05/12/12)

LIVE REVIEW: My Morning Jacket @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (03/04/12)

by Chris Familton My Morning Jacket did the early attendees a great service in bringing Dawes down to Australia with them and it was a real shame more people weren’t there to get a taste of their straightforward Americana that caught the ear with its plentiful use of space and some nice power pop dynamics. Fronted by Taylor Goldsmith, the band is definitely more than … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: My Morning Jacket @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (03/04/12)

LIVE REVIEW: Whole Lotta Love @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 15/09/11

written by Chris Familton Tribute and cover bands should always be approached with caution. Too often they fall into the trap of imitation and pastiche and attract an audience who are prepared to settle for the next best thing rather than seeking out great original music. Whole Lotta Love did a lot to dispel this preconception by presenting itself as a celebration of one of … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Whole Lotta Love @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 15/09/11

LIVE REVIEW: Katchafire @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (24/06/11)

written by Chris Familton Rewards come to those who do the hard work and Katchafire have certainly been doing that for the last decade with relentless touring and four albums of exceptional roots reggae music. For a band that probably gets next to no radio airplay in Australia, attracting a large crowd to the Enmore Theatre showed just how large an audience they have gathered … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Katchafire @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (24/06/11)

LIVE REVIEW: M. Ward @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (20/02/11)

written by Chris Familton As M. Ward admitted tonight it had been a while since his last visit and he was touring to promote his album Post War that came out two years ago. That didn’t make for much of a deterrence to the fans who packed out a reduced ‘intimate’ Enmore Theatre for a solo performance. Holly Throsby played a set that showcased some … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: M. Ward @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (20/02/11)