For Fans Of: Neck Deep & Boston Manor
Last night, I definitely learned my lesson. Never go to a show without a camera, especially if you’ve requested to shoot a band. It’s not a good idea and people will probably find you funny; not to say I wasn’t the one making most of the jokes. Yes, I was that girl in the photo pit with my iPhone.
Trophy Eyes opened at The Opera House for Being As An Ocean and The Amity Affliction. For those that came mainly for Trophy Eyes, they were in for a good setlist and for those that had never really heard of them, the band definitely got the crowd pumped for the rest of the acts. The aggressive pop punk band from Australia signed to Hopeless Records features: John Floreani (vocals), Jeremy Winchester (bass/vocals), Andrew Hallet (guitar), Kevin Cross (guitar), and Callum Cramp (drums).
The setlist was a mix of new and old songs including some off their upcoming album Chemical Miracle, out on October 14th. Some crowd favourites included singles ‘Chlorine’ and ‘Heaven Sent’. The rest of the eight song setlist included three songs off of their debut EP, Everything Goes Away and three songs off of their first studio album, Mend, Move On.
The unique mix of pop punk with a post-hardcore tinge that Trophy Eyes brought to the stage in every one of their songs is definitely what keeps them in my Top 10 of 2016, but that’s just my opinion. Check out the music video for their single ‘Chlorine’ below and let us know what you think of the band!
Review by: Blaire Norton