LIVE REVIEW: Cosmos Midnight – 256 Wickham 

Friday night shows are always where they best vibes are at. And the Brisbane crowd rocking up to the 256 Wickham have an extra excuse to be excited with the Labour Day long weekend just beginning. So it only seemed perfect that Cosmos Midnight kicked off their Australian tour in Brisbane and create a massive party vibe that the rest of the country will have to live up to. With the all ages crowd packing into the multi-purpose nightclub venue, Cosmos Midnight took to the stage for opening track ‘C.U.D.I’ which was also appropriately the song that they were celebrating with this massive trek of shows. “Brisbane, How are you doing tonight?” they yelled as they instantly pumped the crowd up with ‘Walk With Me’ and their Triple J Like A Version, ‘Sing It Back’. Joining them on stage for those two tracks was vocalist, Asta who graced her way across the stage in a big jacket and sunglasses. Immediately it was noticeable that her stage presence and live vocals have improved massively over the last couple of years with her channeling her inner popstar. As she walked off stage the guys continued to keep the party vibes going with a remix of Lizzo’s ‘Juice’ and album favourites ‘Dreamer’, ‘Lowkey’ and ‘Get To Know’. Other than showcasing their latest music, they did throw things back to their earlier EP and singles with tracks like ‘Snare’ and ‘Mind Off’ which long term fans of the production duo appreciated. Because of the nightclub setting the production was elevated with a giant LCD screen that projected cool animated imagery but they kept their lighting pretty moody with the addition of a couple of strobes. Asta returned to the stage for the smash hit ‘Talk To Me’ which saw their close friend Timi shredding the guitar for a groovy little guitar solo that rounded out the song well. With their short one hour set coming to a quick finish, Asta and Cosmos Midnight closed the show with the singalong favourite ‘History’ before saying goodnight to the hyped up crowd. It was a show full of party vibes that did suit a nightclub setting but at only an hour long, it felt very short and left you wanting more. They could’ve utilised Asta a bit more instead of just for four songs and maybe have another vocalist to bounce off songs with. But otherwise it was a strong show with a whole lot of vibes.

C.U.D.I Australian Tour

Saturday 4 May – Metropolis, Perth

Thursday 9 May – The Forum, Melbourne 

Friday 10 May – HQ Complex, Adelaide 

Saturday 11 May – Odeon Theatre, Hobart

Wednesday 15 May – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

 

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