Sydney’s Crowbar through a crowdfunding campaign has been saved from certain death. That means live music is back baby! Tonight Red Hook are celebrating the release of their new EP Bad Decisions. With the band playing two shows in the one night it’s sure to be a big night for them. Warming up the crowd were local support bands Wolf Creek and Vilify who both played ferocious sets getting the crowd riled up for what was to come.
Red Hook took to the stage with an immediate energy that was infectious kicking off their set with “Only Bones”. Vocalist Emmy had the crowd in the palm of her hand with her quirky demena as they took things up another level with “Cure 4 Psycho”. The gig felt like pre covid days with the crowd in full voice and moshing in abundance.
For “I Don’t Keep Up” things got saxy as the band was joined on stage by some muso friends. Giving the song a fuller more horny sound. The heavy hitting song “Kamikaze” saw the vocalist from Vilify join Emmy on stage for some added aggression. The absolute highlight of the night came from the super catchy song “Bad Decisions”. The song featured guest back up vocals from both supports and for something a little different, a pillow fight in the crowd.
The show was capped off by an encore paying homage to Rage Against The Machine with the band doing a high energy cover of “Guerilla Radio”. While Red Hook may be the weird apples of the Australian music scene it’s definitely not a bad decision to see them live.
(photos by Christian Ross)
BAD DECISIONS TOUR
All tickets on sale via weareredhook.com
FRI 30 APR | BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE QLD
SAT MAY 1 | CROWBAR, SYDNEY NSW ** SOLD OUT **
SAT MAY 1 | CROWBAR, SYDNEY NSW (SECOND SHOW)
FRI MAY 7 | CROWN & ANCHOR, ADELAIDE SA ** SOLD OUT **
FRI MAY 7 | CROWN & ANCHOR, ADELAIDE SA (SECOND SHOW)
SAT MAY 8 | NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE VIC ** SOLD OUT **
SAT MAY 8 | NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE VIC (SECOND SHOW)
FRI MAY 14 | PRINCE OF WALES, BUNBURY WA
SAT MAY 15 | AMPLIFIER, PERTH WA
SUN MAY 16 | HQ, PERTH WA (AA)
SAT JUL 31 | FULL TILT FESTIVAL, BELLA VISTA FARM NSW
FRI OCT 29 | DISTRICT X, SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL REGATTA CENTRE NSW