Live music can have a certain effect on a person. An amazing performance, an amazing night of music can make your feet leave the ground and put your head in the clouds; a blissful experience of pure joy. Rarely does one band make you feel like this at a live show – even more rarely, two bands. Thanks to the cosmic powers of headliners Starset and the passionate delivery of main supports Far Away Stables, music fans at Sydney’s Factory Theatre were last night transported to a galaxy far, far away.
Sydney’s own Far Away Stables are by far the hottest band on the scene right now and proved it last night. Concise and clear, tight and energetic, these boys have their own take on progressive rock and put on a truly passionate performance. Bursting onto the stage with their fantastic single ‘Caldera’, Far Away Stables cruised through six choice tracks from their outstanding debut album Between Rage And Serenity. Though six songs proved too short for some many in attendance could be heard remarking they were good enough to be billed as co-headliners. Remember their name because Far Away Stables are going places.
Cue Starset – their mission? To take you out of this world. Visually inspiring and musically moving, as Starset coursed through songs from their sophomore release Vessels, the melodies soared, the crowd jumped and the band were incredibly cohesive and convincing. The electronica that graced the scientific narrative of the band, the innovative creations that Starset present is a downright game changer – this band transcend traditional music performances and are breathtakingly good at what they do.
How soon will these spacemen return to our shores for the next instalment of their technologically beautiful saga? After such a colourful and explosive show as that, the answer that many should hope for is very soon!
Photos of Starset and Red Bee by James O’Connor
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