Dream On Dreamer – Gig Review 18th December @ Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Dream on Dreamer
Rousemount Hotel, Perth
December 18th, 2015
Supported by Polaris & Finders

At the top of their game, Dream on, Dreamer headed over to Perth for their final shows of 2015. The ‘Songs of Soulitude’ tour got started at the Rosemount Hotel for a bunch of loyal punters who have obviously stood by the band since day one. They made the correct decision, as they were about to witness one of the band’s tightest performances to date.

Local up and comers Finders opened the proceedings with a tremendously strong aesthetic effort. Playing hits like ‘Weightless’ and ‘A State of…’, the band flaunted an excitable energy to the growing crowd who were familiar with the tracks. Vocalist Brandon Harrison urged beer-drinking punters to come forward and engage for a bit of a head-bang; and they did with a smile on their faces.

Popping their Perth cherry was Sydney-siders Polaris who delivered an interestingly diverse set. Playing tracks off their new EP ‘The Guilt and The Grief’, the performers provided an intertwined sound of punk rock riffs with technically progressive djent sections, held together by a layered metalcore shell. As the set progressed, the musicians definitely warmed up and brought a really punchy sound to the Perth crowd. Polaris definitely picked up a handful of new fans.

With beers flowing and the mood buzzing, it was definitely time for the headliners to try and steal the show, and that they did. Dream on, Dreamer burst on stage with incredible charisma. Front man Marcel Gadacz proved that no vocal warm-ups are required as his voice bellowed through the venue. The band were instantly in their finest form with lovely production throughout the set. Having played at a smaller venue, the Melbournians’ sound quickly reminds the crowd who they are musically and where they’ve been.

The setlist was a perfect balance between hits from ‘Songs of Soulitude’ and ‘Loveless’ – which revealed more of an ambient and softer side to the band. The level of energy Gadacz sustained through the extended set was not only impressive, but demonstrably appreciated by Perth fans. The front man’s engagement with fans catalysed their moshing, screaming, singing and dancing.

Closing with their heavier foundational tracks from the ‘Hope’ EP and ‘Heartbound’ disc, Dream on, Dreamer left fond memories in punters’ hearts.  


Ricky Aarons