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Live Review: Crooked Colours Melbourne

Artist: Crooked Colours w supports from Kayex and Nixon
When: May 25th 2019
Where: The Forum, Melbourne
Reviewers: Hear2Zen Team
Photographer: Christina Jasmine

Crooked Colours are winding across country in support of their newest album Langata, which was released just over a week ago. A sold out Forum crowd came to celebrate with the band as one

First up were Kayex and Nyxen. A fantastic job by both to get the Melbourne faithful ready for the main event. Melbourne really is Australia’s music hub so playing for those die hard fans can be daunting and both acts didn’t waiver.

Phillip, Leon and Liam hit the stage in all their electronica, pop, and however else you chose to take it glory. They are hard to pin down to a sound which obviously transcends to their audience. 

The band are rich in harmony and while their set was a vehicle to feature their newest work, they were not shy in tipping their hat to their older material like “Vera” and “Perfect Run”. Other tracks like “I C Light” and “Lose Someone” were obviously popular fan favourites given the reception.

“Do It Like You” was a crowd and personal favourite as was the song “Never Dance Alone”, with Owl Eyes joining the band on stage in place Ladyhawke who featured on the original.

Crooked Colours really took their live soundscape to a higher level. They moved between the differing emotions in their songs with ease, and left a sold out Forum crowd feeling they had completed the journey with the band, even though they seemed to struggle with a personal crowd connection at points, but that may be just their 100% commitment to bringing the songs to life.

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