@ The Gov
Reviewer: Ashleigh Law
PVRIS began their first ever Australian headline tour last night in Adelaide, at The Gov with an almost sold out show. A nearly packed out venue had excited fans eager to see the band, as well as the supporting band, The Faim.
The Faim arrived in Adelaide at 6:30am yesterday morning from a delayed flight in Singapore and with very little sleep after touring the UK. Nevertheless, they were super keen for their show with PVRIS and didn’t let their sleep deprivation or jet lag stand in their way of a killer performance.
Last time I saw this band was in April with Sleeping With Sirens. The Faim have since then, been on 3 different tours with Pvmnts, The Dangerous Summer and Lower Than Atlantis in the UK and Europe as well as playing their first festival, Slam Dunk. Four piece Perth band, after travelling 27 hours to get here, were greeted by defening applause from the audience as soon as they stepped onto the stage.
With powerful vocals at the start, they played We Don’t Have to Say Goodbye, which they don’t play often but did just for us. Josh got into the crowd to get real for the next song, Where the River Runs. This song was about the first time he opened up to his bandmates with what was happening in his life.
The Faim finished with an obvious crowd favourite, one of their newest singles Saints of the Sinners. But their night wasn’t over when they left the stage, they hung around all night chatting with fans and were at the merch stand posing for photos with fans. Such nice guys, and a great opening to get the crowd pumped for PVRIS.
Up next, American touring band PVRIS; Lynn Gunn, Alex Babinski, Brian MacDonald and Justin Nace. After being a band for 6 years, they finally debuted their headline Australian tour, starting with the Adelaide show. They were last here touring with The Amity Affliction 12 months ago. They began with a long intro to get the crowd even more excited, before starting Heaven.
Multi-talented lead, Lynn Gunn, sung and played guitar, keys and even drums throughout the night. She’s such a down-to-earth, nice person. Asking everyone if they’re sleepy because it’s nearly 10 o’clock; “that’s like bed time”. They slowed it down, with just keys and vocals, for Same Soul.
The crowd were jumping and singing along to all the songs on their set list. Drummer, Justin Nace, showed an energetic performance as he kept twirling and flicking his drum sticks every second that he wasn’t hitting a drum.
They finished with another crowd favourite, My House, with everyone singing, jumping and cheering. But after leaving the stage the audience demanded an encore with their loud cheering. So PVRIS came back out with No Mercy. Lynn Gunn jumped into the audience to finish off their set and ran along giving everyone hi-fives. Drumsticks, pics and a paper planed set-list were tossed into the audience and greatly appreciated by their fans.
It is obvious how much of a following they have here in Australia and we felt lucky in Adelaide to kick off their current tour.
– St. Patrick
– You and I
– Same Soul
– What’s Wrong
– Anyone Else
– My House
– No Mercy
Check out Ashleigh Apples’ gallery of this show HERE