by Tiana Feng
The Darcys celebrated the release of Warring last night at Adelaide Music Hall. It was my first time at the newish venue and I was impressed by the lighting, sound and general atmosphere at the show. I was surrounded by many music friends as everyone eagerly waited for one of their favourite local bands.
The opening act was Lowell, this time around with a full band. She’s sort of a mix between Austra and Grimes in more glittery attire. I’m sort of jealous of her colourful shorts with a huge bow (or a rose?) as a zipper.
What won me over this time around with Warring was Wes Marksell’s dramatic drumming which became sort of hypnotic live. One of my biggest regrets is never being able to take a good photo of Marksell because drummers are usually under little-to-no-lighting in most venues. Singer Jason Couse appeared to be possessed by the music, giving the audience a particularly chilling rendition of “Pacific Theatre” and fiddling with the pedal knobs until he decided it was the perfect moment to end “Lost Dogfights”. The audience seemed really into it. At some points there was even a mosh pit (yes during The Darcys) which was both wonderful and strange.
For some footage from the show check out my vlog.