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Through sheer perseverance, Kiama-based indie-rock quartet Pacific Avenue took to the stage in Sydney last night, following a number of rescheduled shows over the past year. Bringing along local acts The Rions, The Good Love and Dead Witch, audiences members were treated to an electric night of top tier musicianship and captivating performances.
Opening with You, the four-piece cut loose with an energetic set full of fan favourites from their catalogue, as well as a handful of unreleased cuts. Keeping the energy up with songs including Excuse Me, Devotion and Give It Up, the set found its more relaxed moments with Someday Soon, My Hero and Sally. The four-piece also surprised fans with an exceptional cover of Arctic Monkeys' I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor.
One of the key factors that marks Pacific Avenue as a superb live act is their ability to expertly showcasing each members individual musicianship whilst also working cohesively together, never missing a beat. Frontman Harry O’Brien's passionate and entrancing vocals rang throughout the set, with drummer Dom Littrich’s pinpoint rhythmic prowess never faulting. Bassist Jack Kay kept the grooves going with his inimitable performance, often interacting with the audience and crowd surfing, whilst lead guitarist Ben Fryer provided mega riffs that had the audience enthralled.
The anthemic chorus of Easy Love resulted in a wave of unbridled sing-a-longs from the raucous crowd, with members of the audience often finding themselves crowd surfing, and a few even making it on stage. Closing with Something Good, Pacific Avenue left their adoring fans wanting more, having given them a show well worth waiting for.
Images: Vasili Papathanasopoulos.