FOREVER ENDS HERE
@ The Old Museum
Reviewer: Kaycee Cool
On January 19th 2018, Forever Ends Here will be calling it a day after six long years together as a band. Their final tour, appropriately named the FEH-Well Tour saw the boys play their last shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and still to come, Sydney.
Joy In Motion are fairly new to the Australian music scene, their short but sweet 30 minute set was packed with energy, and despite the intense heat, they had the crowd jumping and dancing along the whole time.
Next up we had Shorelines, another local Brisbane band. Opening their set with current single ‘Lies‘, the boys wasted no time jumping right into the good stuff. With a set of mostly originals and throw in a cover of Good Charlottes‘ ‘The Anthem‘ and The Veronicas ‘4Ever‘ it was a surefire recipe for a good time.
At 7:40pm Forever Ends Here took to the stage for their second to last performance. Their 19 track setlist was filled with fan favourites and the classics. A night full of energy was not overshadowed by the fact that this would be one of the last times we saw all four boys up on stage, performing together.
Opening their set with a nostalgic favourite ‘100 Times Over’, the boys had their crowd screaming back every word from the moment they stepped on stage.
Keeping the upbeat energy going with ‘Something New’, ‘Toxic Melody’ and ‘Head In The Clouds’ before slowing it down a bit with ‘Search The Night’ and ‘Fell From The Stars’, their fans taking in every moment knowing it wouldn’t happen again.
‘Feel It’ was next – the boys last single – which brought the energy back up.
The odd set layout left us a tad confused with there being no transition from ‘Feel It’ to an acoustic set with just frontman Luke McChesney on stage with a keyboard, performing ‘Remember December’ – which he claims to be one of the best songs he’s ever written and he’s certainly not wrong – and ‘Everything We Love’.
My personal favourite of the night was a very pop-punk cover of Nicki Minajs’ ‘Starships’, which unsurprisingly was a crowd pleaser too.
The end of the night came along far too soon, the boys had left the stage, but their crowd wasn’t done yet. Chanting for an encore – “TWO MORE SONGS! TWO MORE SONGS!” – to which the boys happily obliged. Luke had a laugh saying he wasn’t sure if we wanted an encore or if we were chanting “We will rock you” which ultimately turned it to us actually singing Queens’ ‘We Will Rock You’. Then sadly Forever Ends Here began their final two songs of the night. ‘Yours Sincerely, I Believed’ and ‘Oceans Away’ closed the show, the boys – covered in sweat – gave it their all for their last Brisbane show.
It’s sad to see another Australian band call it quits. It’s never been a secret that the Australian music industry is a tough nut to crack, so I cannot emphasise enough how important it is to support our local talents! We definitely have some hidden gems down under that deserve the recognition!
– 100 Times Over
– Something New
– Toxic Melody
-Head In The Clouds
-Here’s To The Night
– My Favourite Memory
– Search The Night
– Fell From The Stars
– Feel It
– Remember December
– Everything We Love
– How Sweet Home
– 6 Impossible Things
-Starships (Nicki Minaj Cover)
– Send Me Crazy
– Yours Sincerely, I Believed
– Oceans Away