Vanity and Break Even were chosen to open the Perth show and from what I saw they were more than happy to warm the crowd up for the night.It was quite a tough crowd at first for Vanity, maybe because it was a Tuesday night. Eventually everybody let their hair down and a good handful were hardcore dancing in front of the stage. Vanity sounded a little bit out of place in the line up because of their heavier sound but they delivered a good show nevertheless.
Break Even killed it just as well but this time with the more familiar sound of hardcore punk. The crowd definitely had no complaints with the amount of people trying to body surf. The lead singer, Mark Bawden, was very engaged with the crowd throughout the set and that made it enjoyable to watch.
Touché Amoré exploded the second they started their set. The band was very grateful and impressed that they have fans in Australia who knew the words to their songs. I’m sure Touché Amoré were even more impressed when the crowd clapped the intro into their second song. I was especially impressed with how good their drummer was. His precise timing and speed were top notch.
I was a little unfamiliar with Title Fight and I was glad to have been introduced to their music. The crowd went crazy when Title Fight took to the stage with their brand of hardcore punk music. I’m sure everybody could see how tired Title Fight and Touché Amoré looked after their Australian tour that night. But still these guys gave one hell of a show and because it was a Tuesday night, the fans deserve an applause for coming out.
by Andrew Kasimir