LIVE REVIEW: British India – The Triffid
Whilst playing shows alongside the likes of The Rolling Stones, Hunters And Collectors and Fall Out Boy is an incredible and humbling experience it’s obvious that where British India really shine is at their headline shows. Packing out The Triffid on a cold winters night the Melbourne four piece heated the excited Brisbane crowd as soon as they bursted onto the stage. They didn’t just turn up the volume but they also turned up the energy and delivered a high octane show full of fan favourites. Taking to the stage with the OC theme song ‘California’ blasting through the speakers the band kicked off the show with the angsty ‘Precious’ from their sixth studio album ‘Forgetting The Future’. They quickly went into ‘I Thought We Knew Each Other’ and ‘Spider Chords’ before mixing it up for a brief moment with a playful cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rhiannon’ which no one wanted to end. Whilst they are a rock band and full of angst they were also notably very grateful to the packed crowd who were in attendance. Lead singer Declan Melia kept thanking the crowd for coming out on their Saturday night and continued to smile into the crowd and genuinely took in every moment. It was very wholesome whilst still managing to be a little cheeky, captivating and oozed a whole lot of rock n roll. They continued the show with ‘My Love’, ‘God Is Dead (Meet The Kids) and ‘Funeral For A Trend’ as well as throwing in the massive singalong tracks ‘Plastic Souvenirs’ and ‘Vanilla’ for good measure. The crowd was loving every moment and were passionately jumping up and down and singing along to every word religiously. The bands interaction with the crowd was very honest and saw them talking to the crowd about touring, shows and even performed a couple of requests from Facebook. Wrapping up the show with ‘I can Make You Love Me’, Suddenly’, ‘Wrong Direction’ and recent single ‘Midnight Homie’ it was kinda obvious that the crowd wanted and needed more. They returned to the stage to give the appreciative crowd ‘Run The Red Light’ and closed the show with ‘Summer Forgive Me’. As the crowd started leaving the venue everyone had smiles on their face as well as feeling a little nostalgic with the wide variety of tracks they played from their discography. It wasn’t just variety they delivered but also a show full off high energy, big singalongs, angsty hooks and a whole lot of heart.
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Photos by Blake Lewis