Project Description

POLARIS

+ BELLE HAVEN + DEADLIGHTS

+ DAYBREAK + 23/19

@ Fowlers Live 20/10/17

(Live Review)

Reviewer – Lavender Baj

.

Polaris

Our debut album THE MORTAL COIL will be out November 3 via Resist Records!
Preorder AUS
Preorder EU/USA
iTunes

.

.

Polaris kicked off their ‘The Remedy’ Australian Tour in Adelaide on Friday night, supported by the best of the heavy music scene from across the country, including Melbourne 5-piece, Belle Haven, post-hardcore Brisbane boys, Deadlights and Daybreak, hailing all the way from Perth. With an impressive Adelaide crowd of over 250 people, the Polaris boys set the bar high for the rest of the tour.

.

Polaris

POLARIS . Photo – Dani Brown

.

Polaris

POLARIS . Photo – Dani Brown

.

Local Adelaide boys, 23/19 kicked off the night playing songs from their debut EP, Demo. A heavy start to the night, the 4-piece hardcore band set the scene for the rest of the night.

.

23/19

23/19 . Photo – Dani Brown

.

Next up were Daybreak (the metal band from Perth, not the pop-punk band from Adelaide), who made it clear that despite being from one of the most isolated capital cities in Australia, they aren’t here to mess around. Playing tracks from their sophomore EP, Death Dreams, these boys instantly caught my attention. Definitely worth a listen on Spotify (or at one of the other dates on the tour if you’re lucky enough to have scored one before they sold out in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane).

.

Daybreak

DAYBREAK . Photo – Dani Brown

.

Following on from the first two sensational acts, Deadlights took the stage with an instantly eye-catching performance. The powerful 4-piece put on a killer performance, playing songs from their debut album, Mesma, which came out earlier this year. Vocalist, Dylan Davidson captivated the audience with a charismatic stage presence and the vocals to support it. Since releasing their debut album via Greyscale Records in early 2017, these guys have made some huge waves in the heavy scene, and its not hard to see why. Playing hit tracks off Mesma like Wavelengths and Invisible Hands, Deadlights kicked off the tour with a bang.

.

Deadlights

DEADLIGHTS . Photo – Dani Brown

.

Melbourne 5-piece, Belle Haven were next to perform, following on from their label bros, Deadlights with another epic set. Back in Adelaide for the second time this year, the boys played a bunch of tracks off their sophomore album, You, Me and Everything in Between, including Burn The Witch, Little Polaroid Boy and Me. Vocalist, David De La Hoz’s charismatic performance, combined with Daniel Marinakis’ luscious locks and some seriously dope tunes made for an excellent set all round. Having five captivating performers on one stage made for one epic performance. With an exhilarating stage presence, insane instrumentals and some fabulous hairography, it’s not hard to see why these guys are on next year’s UNIFY line-up.

.

Belle Haven

BELLE HAVEN . Photo – Dani Brown

.

Finally, Polaris took over the stage, sending the crowd of 260+ people wild with excitement when they kicked off the set with their latest track, The Remedy. The set featured a heap of songs off last year’s EP, The Guilt & The Grief, including Regress and Unfamiliar, as well as two brand new tracks off the soon to be released Mortal Coil album, Lucid and Frailty. Its clear to see why these guys are about to tackle Europe, then UNIFY before hitting the road with Parkway Drive early next year. From the perfect mix of Jamie Hails and Jake Steinhauser’s vocals, to the instrumental geniuses that are Rick, Ryan and Daniel, these guys are pure talent, and they sure know how to entertain a crowd. These boys had the crowd up and moving unlike any band I’ve seen take the Fowlers stage recently, which kind of restored my faith in Adelaide’s poor music scene.

.

Polaris

POLARIS . Photo – Dani Brown

.

Polaris

POLARIS . Photo – Dani Brown

.

Adelaide is always a hard city to actually pull a crowd in, but the Polaris boys (and supports) did just that, and boy was it a show. If you’re lucky enough to snag a ticket to one of the shows (which will be pretty hard considering how quickly most of them sold out), I highly recommend hitting up one of the shows on this tour. You won’t be disappointed.

 

.

Check out Dani Brown’s gallery of this show HERE

.

Follow POLARIS

Website          Facebook          Twitter          Instagram

.

.

AMNPLIFY – DB

My nickname is “The Amnplifier”. Why? Because around here my focus is on being a conduit for providing greater outcomes that people come here for. My day to day “work” is living in the moment, and I love helping others concentrate on finding their connection to themselves through their experiences.

Why start a music environment? The truth is I love music, I love writing, and I love life. I work with musicians every day, and I feel certain that I will be until they put me in the ground. I have been managing people in businesses of some sort for over thirty five years so along the way I have developed some “wisdom” from my regular and constant “observations”.

Amnplify your experience. That is what we want you to do here, and if you want to let me know why you do, or don’t, shoot me a message on Facebook.

Hope you enjoy yourself here and find something that hits you somewhere.