LIVE REVIEW: Last Dinosaurs – The Zoo

Pre winter nights at The Zoo are always a sweaty affair. Well lets be honest, any night at The Zoo is a sweaty affair because of it’s confusing infrastructure but when its a sold out homecoming Last Dinosaurs show it’s always going to be even hotter. With the Brisbane crowd packing in for night one of two sold out shows, the crowd grabbed themselves a drink and a cheeky spot up at the front of the stage for this very special and intimate show. With a buzzing instrumental playing over the sound system and blue lasers swooping over the crowd, the band walked out onto the stage to massive cheers for opening song ‘Weekend’. Looking out at the ecstatic crowd, lead singer Sean Caskey exclaimed “Brisbane, it feels so good to be play here again after so long!”, and they were only just getting started. With songs like ‘Dominos’, ‘Andy’, ‘Sense’, ‘Bass God’ and ‘Time & Place’ dominating the start of the set, the energy levels were set very high. Calming it down and stepping into the psychedelic realm that their new album ‘Yumeno Garden’ introduced, for the first time Lachlan Caskey took over lead singer duties and delivered the dreamy moments ‘Italo Disco’, ‘Everything Relative’, ‘Wurl’ and ‘Shallow’ which Sean also helped out on. While for fan favourite  ‘Stream’. bass guitarist Michael Sloane took over some lead vocals before Sean took over again for ‘Forget About’ and ‘Apollo’.

“Fuck I’m sweating so much up here” Lachlan confessed but whilst looking around the room he quickly noticed that he wasn’t the only one in this very humid venue. “Ready to have a boogie with us Brisbane? it’s about that time. I want to see you all go crazy” Sean screamed at the prepared crowd as they turned the volume back up for ‘Zoom’ and ‘Eleven’. As the band were on the final chorus of Eleven’ Sean jumped up onto a speaker and turned around and began to crowd surf as he played the final chords to the guitar riff. As he landed his two feet safely back on the stage they said good night to the crowd and walked off which the crowd didn’t buy a second of. With the chants beginning immediately, they returned for the old school favourite ‘Honolulu’ which left their long term and hardcore fans extremely happy. 

Check out the full gallery captured by Lyndon James Photography HERE;

Photos by Lyndon James

Yumeno Garden 2019 Australian Tour 

Thur 28 Mar – Howler, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*

Fri 29 Mar – Howler, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*

Sat 30 Mar – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney *SOLD OUT*

Sun 31 Mar – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney *SOLD OUT*

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