The announcement of Death Cab for Cutie’s Australian Tour came soon after their newest album Kintsugi was released. The album received positive reviews coming from various music critics.
One man supporting act, Eric Elbogen aka Say Hi kicked things off with his synthesizer/laptop from Say Hi. Elbogen was quite witty with his singing and dancing back and forth. He interacted with the crowd and threw in a few jokes here and there. Then on came, Death Cab for Cutie.
While the venue at Metro City was small, it made for an intimate show , even though the band’s interactions with the audience were minimal.
A blue mood took over during their performance of “Everything’s a Ceiling”, “Black Sun”, “Binary Sea”, and of course “No Room in Frame” as their opener. I personally think, the setlist was well structured. Their performance was consistent and enjoyable. The majority of the songs were mostly taken from older materials and a bit from Kintsugi.
The highlight, for me personally was when all of the band members started to fade out leaving Gibbard standing alone with his guitar singing “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” slowly. That majestic moment was followed by all of the fans singing along, their voices filling every void in the entire venue
Their set in Perth marked the end of their Australian tour and Splendour in The Grass sideshows. Gibbard was charming. Nick Harmer and Jason McGerr were awe-inspiring due to their talented hands on bass and drums. Not to mention, their additional too, Dave Depper. Many heavy-hearted songs brought to life with these cuties, which made it a show worth seeing..
Reviewed and Photos by: Alida Rahmalia Awaluddin