Darwin Railway Club, Darwin NT
Saturday 16th March 2019
Supports: Tapestry and Kolors
What happens when a band from the southernmost state of Australia heads up to the northernmost tip of the country to play a one-off show straight off the back of their Download Festival appearance? Tasmanian punk rockers Luca Brasi teamed up with Darwin locals, Tapestry and Kolors and sold out the Darwin Railway Club last Saturday night. Still fairly new to the Darwin music scene and this being my second gig up in the Top End, the local scene up here continues to surprise me. With good things, of course.
After accidentally locking my car keys inside my room earlier that day (haven’t we all done that at some point though?), I still managed to arrive at the unique little venue just in time to catch young Darwin locals Kolors play a short but sweet set to get the crowd buzzed for the rest of the night. I kinda saw these guys (and girl) back in January but didn’t really pay much attention at that show. Tonight I did and lead vocalist Phoebe Wear made for some easy enjoyable listening, with their unique blend of indie/pop/rock tunes.
In between the bands, the chance to grab a beer, catch up with mates and some fresh (although humid as fuck) air outside in the beer garden was calling. As it was my first time at the Railway Club, I took a moment to take in my surroundings. It’s a cute little venue, right in the middle of a residential neighbourhood, and the beer garden calls for some good chill vibes. The only downside? Just one tiny little bar in the corner of the room to serve everyone. Top End up-and-comers Tapestry were next on the bill and they never ever disappoint live. Their sets are fucking insane and the crowd really gets into it. I have a feeling we will be seeing more good things from these guys this year. Lead singer Tom Devine-Harrison definitely knows how to work the room. Might I add that by the time it was Tapestry‘s time to play, the room was packed. (Sidenote: East Coast readers, check out Tapestry playing in Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane & Wollongong this weekend!)
One thing I’ve learnt after six months in the Top End – no matter where you go out at night, you’re guaranteed some good times. Tassie boys Luca Brasi finally took to the stage for their hour of easy-going Aussie punk rock. It’s taken me a while to finally get the chance to catch these guys live, but boy do they not disappoint you! The fans were loving it, and so were the band. Lead vocalist Thomas Busby compares the vibe of tonight’s show to similarities back in their hometown of Hobart, except the only difference being that “it never gets this hot back home!” Amen to that, boys.
Gig Review & Photo Gallery by Tamara May (@citylightsTAM)
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