LIVE REVIEW: Ball Park Music – The Triffid

Ball Park Music have just released their self-titled sixth studio album into the world, and with restrictions slowly lifting in Queensland, they have been able to celebrate in style with some exciting album launch shows. 

With a week long residency at The Triffid that sees them playing 13 SOLD OUT shows in 7 days (!!) the Brisbane based 5 piece are definitely catching up for lost time spent on stage. Kicking off the residency on album release night, the band took to the stage to huge screams and applause from the crowd who were obviously ecstatic to see them again. 

“We are Ball Park Music from Brisbane, Australia. Let’s see if we can remember how to do this shit” lead singer Sam Cromack proclaimed to the global live stream audience that was also tuning in for the coveted comeback show. Opening with ‘Cocaine Lion’ from ‘Puddinghead’ and ‘Great Display Of Patience’ from ‘Museum’, they then finally got around to playing a song from their new album with ’Day & Age’. 

With 13 shows in the space of a week, the band are switching up the setlist each show to not only keep it interesting and engaging for themselves, but to also filter through some deep cuts that fans wouldn’t expect as well as the expected greatest hits. And for the opening night they pulled out some ultra fan favourites like ‘Struggle Street’, ‘Coming Down’ and ‘Peppy’ alongside ‘The Perfect Life Does Not Exist’, ‘It’s Nice To Be Alive’, ‘Exactly How You Are’ and the anthemic ‘Hands Off My Body’ from their last studio album ‘GOOD MOOD’.

Making sure to keep a good balance of new songs filtered in, they premiered their first performances to an audience of ‘Cherub’, ‘Bedroom’ and ‘Spark Up!’. Throughout the night Paul Furness would rotate from performing on the keys to sitting at their actual band piano which has finally made it from the rehearsal space to the stage, which Cromack was especially excited about. 

Closing out the show with ‘Sad Rude Future Dude’, ‘Trippin The Light Fantastic’ and ‘Fence Sitter’, they rounded out a very well balanced setlist that ticked all the boxes perfectly. 

With the crowd enthusiastically singing along to every song they threw at them throughout the night, spirits were unsurprisingly high. The band delivered a strong and impressive live show that saw them finding their feet onstage again and bouncing back hard. 

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Photos by Zac Montgomery 

Check out my recent interview with Ball Park Music HERE