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CARRINGTON w/ Nautical Mile, Triggerlip & Bag of Bones
Lucy’s Love Shack, Perth
Friday 07 June, 2019
Pop punk may not have the biggest scene in Perth, but we do have quality acts in the genre and tonight proved it! Pop punk took over Lucy’s Love Shack on Friday night when Carrington celebrated their Alter-Ego EP launch.
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Openers Bag of Bones were the only act that did not fit the pop punk mould, giving us more of a blues rock sound that sounded like Palaye Royale’s Remington Leith fronting Royal Blood. It’s a hard task to be the one to open the stage, but the band managed to have the early arrivers nodding along to the beat.
Triggerlip have established themselves as a band who advocate for mental health, once again encouraging people to reach out for help when needed before their lyrically heavy track Ashes. You can feel the sincerity radiating from the stage when they perform, which attracted the biggest crowd among tonight’s support acts.
The lovechild of A Day to Remember and Neck Deep, Nautical Mile, had the crowd bouncing through their set. They have recently caught international attention, their track Regicide having been noticed by popular YouTuber Alex Hefner and the Achievement Hunter team. With this attention and a great live stage presence, Nautical Mile are a band to keep your eye on.
The large space between the stage and crowd, that had been present all night, quickly disappeared well before Carrington were due to hit the stage as fans rushed forward in anticipation for the main event. The boys were (un)Apologetic as they burst on the stage with ferocious energy that had bodies flying all over the place.
Obviously, all four tracks featured on EP Alter-Ego were included in tonight’s ten song set list, amongst other released and unreleased singles, such as Moments which was “Written ages ago but did not make it on the EP”.
Tonight’s EP launch felt like one big party. Carrington had some friends up on stage to provide guest vocals; Connor Rollinson from Abandon Limbo lent his voice for Unapologetic and Chad Fraser of Homestate jumped up for Split Hands. The boys from Triggerlip could be spotted down the front throughout the entire set, who at one point tried, but failed, to encourage a shoey with Anil Duratovic providing the beer and Josh Watson providing a shoe.
The crowd quite literally Lost Control during their Grinspoon cover, further intensifying the mosh pit that Serration had started. It was not all complete chaos, there were a couple of moments allowing fans to catch their breath, such as Boronia, the slower pace and melody prompting people to lift their hands in the air and sway side to side, some were spotted using their phones as lighters.
Carrignton’s great set had the crowd begging for the band not to leave the stage. Unfortunately, it is Carrignton’s “Policy not to do encores”. What a fun night that had everyone leaving the building with big smiles plastered across their faces.