On Friday night, May 17, Crooked Colours played at Metros Freo, to their home crowd. It was a celebration of their second album – ‘Langata’.
It was a chilly night by Perth standards. The moment it gets cold in Perth, Perthians usually hibernate by the fire till spring. But on Friday night a group of fans braved the cold dash to Metros to support the Perth electric brand. The crowd gathered while the two supporting acts played some great tunes to get the crowed going. Both were worthy of seeing individually.
First up was Kayex, they played a mixture of their own stuff and a memorable cover of the Gorillaz, ‘Feel Good Inc’. The music goers who had arrived early made use of the spacious dancefloor. Moves were made, shapes were cut… They are a funky kind of electric band.
Nyxen was second, she played a mixture of her electric originals and covers. A highlight was a slow charming cover of ‘Sexual Healing’. She also played a song which is going to be released at the end of the year, so listen up for her release in a few months.
By the time Crooked Colours graced the stage, the place was packed. It was surprisingly filled with a variety of adult aged people, not just cool 20-somethings but also cool something-else-aged. The smoke machines were cranked, the lights danced across the crowd from the mosh pit to the second level of Metros. By their third song the temperature had noticeably risen in music venue, from everyone getting down.
The dark smoke-machine filled room created the perfect atmosphere to be immersed in the electronic beats and smooth rifts from the band. Crowd pleasers included new tracks ‘I’ll Be There’ and ‘Heart String’. The crowd went wild for ‘Do it Like You’. Their songs are mellow in the way they progress, building from start to finish. The songs get going with a relaxing cool electric beat feeling. The vibe created by their songs matched the stage lighting and dark room.
Leaving the gig, we re-enter the crisp Freo air, the run back to the car was joyous in the fact we had peeled ourselves from the fire and embraced a night full of strong beats in support of a Perth band. As much as they are not the catchy singer-song-writer type of band, their beats get into your soul and beats make you want to move your body; even if they can be a little repetitive at times. They delivered the kind of escape electric music lovers want when they go to a gig.
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