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Gig Review: Neon Indian @ The Prince Bandroom, 24th February

This is going to be a bit of a short review, because I thought this was a really poor gig. I can’t remember ever writing a solely negative gig review before and don’t think there’s much to be gained by doing so, in fact the only reason why I’m writing this at all is that I feel it would be dishonest to only review gigs that I enjoy. Neon Indian at the Prince Bandroom last night was obviously not one of those gigs.

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Gig Review: M83 @ The Prince Bandroom, 3rd February

If there was ever a time to see M83 live it is now. Armed both with material from their critically acclaimed and insanely popular 2011 double-album, as well as choice numbers from their older records, the band put on an exhilarating and powerful live show at the perfect venue of the Prince Bandroom to an adoring crowd.

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Gig Review: James Blake @ The Prince Bandroom, 26th July

James Blake’s live show comes with near-impossible expectations. He doesn’t play the type of music that is easy to transfer onto a live setting, and moreover he doesn’t play the type of music to which a crowd can give him any real immediate feedback, apart from nodding along slowly and clapping in between tracks. Indeed last night at the Prince Bandroom, I wasn’t quite sure whether the crowd as a whole had loved or hated his set until I heard snippets of conversation from people leaving including phrases such as “out of this world” and “most incredible show ever”.

More than anything my uncertainty as to the overall feelings towards the show were probably indicative of the fact that the crowd, for the better part of the night, had simply been in a trance, held captive by three men (but one in particular), unable to move or think properly without breaking the spell that James Blake had cast on an entire sold out Prince Bandroom crowd.

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Gig Review: Children Collide @ The Prince Bandroom, 22nd April

Last night Children Collide played a furious and exuberant set at the Prince Bandroom that left the crowd stunned and sweaty. There was always the risk of the show being stolen by opening act Red Riders, with the Aussie favourites recently announcing that this would be their second last Melbourne show, however whilst the support act were indeed very enjoyable, Children Collide left everyone in no doubt whatsoever as to who the headline act was.

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Gig Review: Art Vs Science @ The Prince Bandroom, 10th December

Last night Art Vs Science played a short, fast, and loud 1am set to a packed out Prince Bandroom that saw everyone partying well into the early hours of the morning.

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Gig Review: Passion Pit @ The Prince Bandroom, 5th August

Last night Passion Pit played to a sold out and adoring crowd at the wonderful Prince Bandroom. Many factors combined to make this one hell of a gig: a really great opening act in The Joy Formidable, a very tight and enjoyable set from Passion Pit, fun banter, and a ban on all photography.

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