The Living End announced themselves as candidates for world domination last Friday night at the Hordern Pavillion. The first concert on their State Of Emergency tour was a sell-out and an all-ages audience – we’re talking from five to 50-years-old – moshed all night from the front all the way to the mixing desk.
State-of-the-art lighting, amazing visuals and be-still-out-beating-hearts, the Hunters And Collectors horn section, augmented the rock trio’s blistering performance.
Standouts included No Way Out, Black Cat, Wake Up, Roll On… actually every single song they played was a corker.
Checking them out – with kids in tow – were Midnight Oil’s Rob Hirst and Martin Rotsey and Billy Thorpe.
The great news is they have just signed with Green Day front-man Billie Joe Armstrong’s independent label, Adeline Records with the State Of Emergency set to get a huge push when it is released in the US on July 11. The band head over for the Warped tour in July before embarking on their own headlining American tour in August.
Single Of The Week
LONG LIVE THE WEEKEND
We haven’t had an anthem celebrating the end of the week for years. Well, not one that was any good. This is an instant rocker with a twist which is primed for fist-pumping, scream-along action from their adoring fans. The guys deliver the kind of performance on this track which affirms them as three of the most excellent musicians in the country. If this doesn’t pump you for the weekend, check your pulse.