The soaring vocals of Josh Raven, frontman of opening act The Faim captivate the crowd from the first notes of My Heart Needs To Breathe right the way through to the last of Summer Is A Curse. The Australian quartet take to this run on the back of the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP Summer Is A Curse and put on a honed performance with pounding drums from Sean Tighe, electrifying keys and bassline from keyboardist/bassist Stephen Beerkens and intricate guitar work from recent addition in guitarist Samuel Tye. An energetic and upbeat set is paused midway through for the powerful ballad Make Believe, leading to an open display of pure emotion from Raven. From the EP, only one of the tracks When It Comes hadn’t previously been heard live, however, it goes down a treat. The entire set showcases just why The Faim are one of the most in-demand acts around.
Against The Current bring swagger and more soaring vocal melodies to the stage as they power through a raft of tracks from their impressive back catalogue. Frontwoman Chrissy Costanza’s vocals improve each and every time she performs. Strangers Again, Gravity and In Our Bones get a great reaction from the crowd, who sing along to every word. The New York trio command the stage well and their catchy pop-rock has the crowd dancing and enthralled from start to finish.