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LIVE REVIEW - Northeast Party House @ The Triffid

Northeast Party House – everything you need to know is in the name.

Photography by William Sinclair

The 6 piece brought their ever-increasing party vibes to The Triffid over the weekend for a showcase of new and old hot off their latest single release ‘Magnify’.

The guys were supported by fellow Melbourne native Alice Ivy. Alice Ivy is certainly a one woman powerhouse. She performed all her biggest tracks such as ‘In My Mind’ and ‘Close to You’ with their easy listening dance beats. However, she was quite the contrast to the many membered Northeast Party House and their larger stage presence and heavier dance tracks.

Northeast took to the stage to the title track from their 2014 debut album ‘Any Given Weekend’ and the crowd was ready from the get go to party hard and dance harder. The only way to experience a Northeast set is from front and centre, even if you get a little squished in the process.

The remainder of the set was a definite contrast between newer works and older tunes. The boys performed older tracks like ‘Perfect Lines’, ‘Embezzler’ and ‘The Haunted’ with their yet to be released tunes woven in.

Being the first city on the tour, we were among some of the first ears to hear the tunes from their upcoming untitled third album. Throughout the set we were treated to ‘DX7’, ‘Shelf Life’, ‘Dominoes’ and ‘Tear In A Club’.

From what we could hear, the newer tracks have a significantly stronger house element. Which is no surprise, as the production of the album has had the influence of Kim Moyes, one half of The Presets. ‘Dominoes’ was easily the catchiest of the tunes, but the tongue in cheek element of ‘Shelf Life’ will definitely warrant another listen following the album’s release. ‘Tear In A Club’ has a much slower vibe than any track we have heard from Northeast, but was perfectly timed following the hectic mosh created during prior track ‘For You’.

Closing out the night with a double encore in the form of ‘Calypso Beach’ and ‘Youth Allowance’ made for a sweaty finish with a crowd hungry for even more tunes after the boys had left the stage.

As an added bonus, following the end of the set, the guys make their way out to the merch area to sign shirts, records and have a chat with the crowd for some wholesome times.

Northeast go on to play Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide shows over the next month:

21 SEP - Metro Theatre    SYDNEY  TICKETS


11 OCT - Lion Arts Factory   ADELAIDE TICKETS



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