LIVE REVIEW: Spacey Jane – Fortitude Music Hall

Spacey Jane are in their “sold out” status, and rightfully so after the release of their critically acclaimed sophomore studio album ‘Here Comes Everybody’. The Perth four piece are currently on a national tour which has seen them play their biggest headline shows to-date along with their biggest production yet. Their Brisbane stop included three sold out shows at Fortitude Music Hall, and each show saw the packed out venue deliver big singalongs and euphoric vibes. 

Following the perfect mood-setting of special guests Teenage Dads and I Know Leopard, the lights dimmed and the giant LED screen at the back of the stage lit up to say; “Here comes Spacey Jane…”. With each member walking out onto the stage to huge screams, lead vocalist Caleb Harper took the spotlight in the middle for the perfect opening, ‘Sitting Up’. Exclaiming that it had been a whole since they had properly played in the city, they showed their excitement and gratitude that they were able to have a three night residency to celebrate this new record. ‘Lunchtime’, ‘Bothers Me’, Pulling Through’, and ‘Yet’ were early favourites from the new record, while they also mixed in older tracks like ‘Skin’, ‘Sawteeth’, Weightless’, ‘Feeding The Family’ and ‘Thrills’ for good measure.

‘It’s Been A Long Day’ is one of the new record’s honest standouts, and it really doesn’t come at any surprise that this was a pretty special moment in the set. Signalling that the end of the show was near, they closed out the 70 minute gig with ‘Booster Seat’, ‘Hardlight’, ‘Good For You’, ‘Head Cold’ and the confetti showering moment of ‘Lots Of Nothing’. With the way their setlist is structured, the whole show feels like a giant greatest hits experience. The singalong’s are constantly loud, and the excited screams for each song makes them feel even more special.

The production on this tour is bigger than anything they’ve done before, with the LED screen providing a great visual accompaniment, as well as an incredible lighting rig enhancing everything.  Spacey Jane are destined to be an arena band, and their next album tour might just see them doing that. 

Check out the full gallery captured by Richard Boltron BELOW;

Photos by Richard Boltron 

Spacey Jane Australian Tour

Tuesday 23 August | The Forum, Melbourne *AA

Wednesday 24 August | The Forum, Melbourne *AA

Thursday 25 August | The Forum, Melbourne *18+

Friday 26 August | The Forum, Melbourne *18+

Saturday 27 August | The Forum, Melbourne *18+