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THE CREASES @ Jack Rabbit Slims gets 7/10

The Creases @ Jack Rabbit Slims
w/ The Spring Peaks, Hatchie
Saturday, September 9, 2017

7/10

When The Creases hit Jack Rabbit Slims for their sold out show on Saturday it was set to be a night full of dancing and good times. With their full length debut Tremolow out, the band had plenty of new songs to fill up their headline set.

First to hit the stage was Perth locals The Spring Peaks who played some infectious tunes to warm up the crowd and get them dancing, including No CurfewSupermarket and a new track the band said they were hoping to release soon. “The Creases have been my favourite band for the last four years,” the singer stated, “It’s an absolute pleasure to be opening for them tonight.” The Spring Peaks were a great start to the evening, and a band that will hopefully be going places soon.

Next up was Brisbane babe Hatchie, who played some dreamy indie pop tunes to warm up the crowd further. Her beautiful voice and catchy songs fit perfectly between The Spring Peaks and The Creases, and I found myself going home to listen to her brilliant song Try on repeat. Composed and cool, Hatchie was a lovely discovery.

The Creases took to the stage and opened with hit Everybody Knows getting the crowd dancing straight away. Following was a string of great songs from Tremolow which a surprising amount of punters were singing along too, despite the album only having been out for a month.

By the middle of the set most of the crowd was dancing as the band played older tunes Static Lines and Point, which even inspired a singalong during the bridge.

Album highlights Do What You Wanna, Answer To and Asshole were also excellent live, and the band’s dancey, summery vibes meant that everyone was having a fun time, even if they didn’t know some of the newer album cuts.

This was The Creases’ first headline show in Perth, and it was definitely long awaited. This only made the show even more special and when the band belted out Is It Love? and Impact, and the crowd couldn’t help but revel in the excitement, happiness and good vibes that surrounded the band. “It’s so hard to come to Perth, we are so happy to be here, thanks for making it worthwhile,” singer Joe Agius said, thanking the punters.

With a tight and fun filled show, as well as wonderful support acts, that seemed like magic little discoveries, and an excellent evening of dancing, Perth will definitely be happy when The Creases return again, and hopefully we won’t have to wait as long for another headline show.

KIERRA POLLOCK

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