LIVE REVIEW: Dominic Fike – The Triffid

Dominic Fike is a newcomer that is causing a lot of exciting conversation. The Florida singer, songwriter and rapper is only in the early stages of his career with one EP and a string of singles out, and he’s already selling out headlining shows across the world and creating a lot of hype.

He’s an artist that doesn’t conform to just one sound with a hybrid of genres coming together to create something quite different and impactful. With influences from Jack Johnson to Brockhampton and Red Hot Chilli Peppers, it’s quite varied. His vulnerability is there within the lyrics, his personality is there in the live show and his story is very real and humbling.

Running out onto the stage to ‘Phone Numbers’ at The Triffid in Brisbane, the sold out crowd were extremely excited to celebrate his first Australian headline show with him and the feeling seemed mutual.

“What the fuck is up y’all?” he yelled which was met with huge screams before confessing, “it’s really weird being on the other side of the world, ya’ll are so far away”. His brief banter between songs had a candid approach as he gushed about being in Australia complained about how nothing he had seen yet was like the Kangaroo Jack movie. 

Picking up his electric guitar for ‘Babydoll’ and ‘She Wants My Money’, he highlighted the variety in his music styles and even delivered a killer guitar solo. Taking to the keyboard for ‘Rollerblades’ he was overwhelmed by the massive singalong that followed. “Oh shit, I’m all the way across the world, and you guys know all the words! This is such a great confidence booster for me” he exclaimed. 

Switching it up again, he picked up his acoustic guitar for ‘Acai Bowl’ before doing a cover of Kevin Abstract’s ‘Peach’ and Norah Jones’ ‘Don’t Know Why’ which came as a surprise. But what wasn’t surprising was the huge response ‘King Of Everything’ and ‘3 Nights’ received as the whole venue danced and sang along with him. 

Closing out the brief 36 minute show with ‘Westcoast Collective’ and a cover of Weezer’s ‘Say It Ain’t So’, he left the audience on a high. But they obviously wanted more. With 24 minutes still left on the clock, he could have tested out some unreleased material with the crowd and gave them an exclusive preview to what the next chapter holds, but he didn’t. 

However his show was really captivating and highlighted just how talented and diverse his artistry is. So, you will want to keep tabs on him because he’s only going to continue to get bigger and bigger. 

Check out the full gallery captured by Lucinda Jones Photography BELOW;

Photos by Lucinda Jones

Dominic Fike Australian Tour

Saturday 12 October – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney *SOLD OUT*

Monday 14 October – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney *SOLD OUT*

Tuesday 15 October – Corner Hotel, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*

Wednesday 16 October – Corner Hotel, Melbourne 

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