BIG SCARY REVIEW
Words: Olivia Fabris
On Friday the 30th of June, the doors of The Gov flooded for what was to be Big Scary’s biggest show in Adelaide to date for the release of their newest album Animal.
The sold out show saw gig goers overwhelmed by the five-piece band as they captivated the attention of the crowd from the moment they set foot on stage opening with Double Darkness.
We were delighted to an array of old and new songs from the band and once Twin Rivers and The Opposite of Us were played everyone watching, whether they were an avid and dedicated listener of the band or hadn’t heard of them before were sold. The bands use of vocals, drums, saxophone, electric keyboard and guitar combined well which promoted a uniqueness and edge that is something to commend and not often well executed within today’s music industry.
Each member of the group was exhibited in their own way throughout the set which showed their individual talents soar but for me, when saxophonist Gus Rigby took to the front of the stage during Over Matter to solo it was mesmerising and fastly became one of the many highlights of the set.
Tom Iansek’s vocals, accompanied by Jo Syme’s drumming enchanted all and fitted in smoothly with their band which showcased awe-inspiring harmonies amongst the group and allowed for an electric atmosphere. Tom moved with ease changing from vocals, into guitar and keys with immense rhythm throughout the set in sync with the rest of the band.
Once the audience thought the hour set was over the band came back with an encore that truly devoted fans adored. The set finished for the last time after an hour and a half set that is almost unheard of at The Gov. The band lived up to every expectation that was set for them and performed each song with great tenacity and truly lived up to their potential leaving all with a truly memorable experience.