In front of a packed house the boys from Perth put on an energetic show drawing on tracks (see full setlist below) from their past albums “Day One”, “Universes” and their current self-titled offering “Birds of Tokyo”. They seemed to really feed off the atmosphere in the room with the Tivoli being revealed by lead singer “Kenny”, as one of their favourite rooms to play to (I never know whether to believe bands when they say things like that).
Highlights for me? The high voltage opening track “White Witch”, the impromptu rendition of “Happy Birthday” sung by the crowd to guitarist Adam Spark’s, tracks like “Broken Bones”, whatever the “EP track” it was they pulled out from left field (if you have any idea what it was please leave a note in the comments section below), “Wild at Heart” (see video below) and two of my absolute favourite songs from Birds of Tokyo “Plans” & “Silhouettic” which rounded off the night beautifully.
Somehow I managed to completely forget to take my camera with me, so what you see above and below I managed to capture with my iPhone 4. Less than ideal, but better than nothing.
Birds of Tokyo Setlist → Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane (11 May, 2011)
- White Witch
- Wild Eyed Boy
- An Ode To Death
- The Saddest Thing I Know
- The Unspeakable Scene
- Broken Bones
- In The Veins of Death Valley
- Waiting for the Wolves
- Wild At Heart
- The Gap*
On a final note, I need to point out that it’s become painfully clear that you just can’t afford to buy two tickets to concerts like this in Australia. I could have bought 2-3 tickets to a far more popular and internationally renown band in Vancouver for the same price it cost me for one ticket in Brisbane. Ridiculous!
Therefore, a big cheers to my friend Mel (@melchecker) and her sister Leonie for letting me hang with them for the night saving me from “Nigel” status for the night.