Tiny Moving Parts
Crowbar Brisbane, QLD
27th January 2020
Supports: Squid Fishing, Blind Girls
US pop punk trio Tiny Moving Parts headed our way on their first headline tour earlier this week and I was mildly keen to see what their live shows are all about. Their latest album, breathe shines some light on dark times in an upbeat positive way and I was super curious to see how this would play out in a live setting.
Crowbar was fairly packed out by the time I arrived, just in time for Tasmanian indie punk band Squid Fishing. With such a quirky name, the four-piece’s emotive punk tunes had the crowd very intrigued. I particularly enjoyed the band’s latest single ‘Shitty Weather’, and everyone definitely got into the band’s take on a classic Paramore track, ‘Brick By Boring Brick’. Would highly recommend giving Squid Fishing a go if you’re into emotional tunes with grit.
It was almost a full house minutes before Tiny Moving Parts appeared on stage. Punters were super keen for the set to unfold. The trio burst on stage into an upbeat frenzy with opening track ‘The Midwest Sky’ followed by their latest hits and back catalogue. Vocalist Dylan Mattheisen is an absolute joy to watch on stage, as he sings so positively through songs of heartache and pain. Everyone got right into it, even while there was a slight lighting technicality which only encouraged fans to help out the band by lighting up the room with their smartphones. It was a truly wholesome experience to be a part of.
I definitely fell a lot more in love with Tiny Moving Parts that evening. Watching the Minnesota three-piece portray such emotions in an articulate way I’ve never quite experienced in a live setting before was something else. I kind of always saw the potential in these boys, but watching them perform songs like ‘Medicine’ was a positively magical experience that any fan of pop punk needs to witness.
Review by Tamara May (@citylightsTAM)