Last Dinosaurs at The Metro, Sydney
Arriving late to The Metro Theatre for the Last Dinosaurs headline show, the first thing I noticed was the swarms of teenagers milling in the foyer, edging away from the barrier surrounding the bar. For the first time, the band had opened their live shows up to all ages, and the young age-bracket was thoroughly represented. Heading through to the main stage, I caught The Jungle Giants ripping passionately through their set to an infectiously energetic crowd. They seemed to bounce off each other and fed from the audience’s enthusiasm. The band just looked like they were having a great time and it created a really fun vibe.
After a brief interlude, the Brisbane four-piece, Last Dinosaurs, appeared on stage and began their set, whipping the crowd into a Bieber-like frenzy (see picture above, taken from the stage by the band). Their indie/poppy/punky sound was perhaps a little smothered by the screaming but nevertheless, they delivered finely-tuned songs in their hipster threads to adoring fans. Fresh from a European tour and building their cred on the Splendour in The Grass main stage, Last Dinosaurs displayed all the signs of a band on the rise.