LIVE REVIEW: In Stereo – Old Museum
In stereo don’t like being referenced to as a boyband and they proved why they deserve more than that title at their Brisbane headline show. Ever since being finalists on The X Factor Australia in 2015 the trio have released three EP’s, toured the country multiple times and have an army of loyal fans to show for it. In support of their third EP the “Day In Day Out Tour” saw the band returning to The Old Museum in Brisbane for a massive show. Stepping foot onstage to deafening screams after a countdown welcomed their arrival they oozed confidence during show opener “Girlfriend”. Excitingly thanking the crowd for coming along on their Sunday night the boys launched into a setlist of fan favourites like “Good Enough”, “MYDLM”, “2am” and their debut single “Honest”. Their energy was contagious and the pre-17 year old crowd loved every second of it with constant screams and “I love you’s” being yelled out. In their live show Jakob Delgado takes on the frontman duties with his commanding stage presence. Wherever he was on stage you wanted to be watching while Ethan Karpathy seemed to be a favourite with the ladies. And then you had Chris Lanzon playing lead guitar as well as delivering strong vocals showing a diverse talent. Mixing it up slightly they stripped it down for an acoustic rendition of The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” which showcased all of their mature vocals and harmonies before continuing it with new track “Not Around”. The shows structure was a bit unusual as the band left all their new material from “Day In Day Out” until the end of the set and could’ve been dispersed a bit more evenly to create a better balance. “Like You” and “Never Felt This Good” had the crowd dancing and jumping before they closed their set with recent single “Bad For Me”. Their live performances could only be improved by adding in a drummer and keyboardist to offer a more fulfilled live sound as well as a better set list structure. Their new material has a noticeable growth in maturity compared to their earlier releases and with such a strong live performance already cemented they have major international potential. This live show just cemented that they are definitely a band to keep an eye on.