Following the release of their third album, ‘The Water‘, and almost exactly two years since their last show in London, San Cisco brought all their glittery Australian surf/ psychedelic/ indie/ pop/ rock grooves to The Garage.
San Cisco are a great live band. This is an indisputable fact. From the moment they came on stage to well after their last song, ‘Run‘, the crowd was immersed in an hour-and-a-bit of pure energy, dreamy vocals, and great dancing (mainly from vocalist Jordi Davieson, his hips don’t lie), and everyone seemed to love every second.
Opening with ‘Did You Get What You Came For‘ from their newest album, they immediately got the crowd moving as the stage lit up, and the room just felt like a disco in the best way, and this carried on through their set. Moving straight into the funky 80’s sounding ‘Slo Mo‘, energy levels rose as the crowd sang and jumped along.
One highlight has to be Scarlett Stevens. Hearing her sing ‘Magic‘ live was an experience. If you’re thinking of seeing San Cisco live, do it for ‘Magic’. ‘Fred Astaire’ (possibly one of the brightest, happiest, and catchiest riffs ever, along with a killer synth solo), ‘Too Much Time Together‘ (undeniably a great tune), and the acoustic rendition of ‘Waiting For The Weekend‘ (there’s nothing like hearing an entire audience sing along to an acoustic song) were also high points of the night.
Although their set-list was pretty much perfect in that it was a great mix of energetic songs and slower jams, it would have been nice to hear some of their earlier songs. Tracks from their ‘Golden Revolver‘ EP or more tracks from their self-titled debut would have gone down really well.
Overall, a 10/10 band putting on a 10/10 show.