Children Collide

Children Collide, The Entrance Leagues Club– 30/8/12

Review by: Jason Mirah

On an unusually quiet night at the Entrance Leagues Club, on August 30, 2012 in NSW, Australia. The show opened up with local band Thieves. The rock quartet boasted a female violinist which added some much needed depth and fresh air into the venue. What seemed like a folk rock band unexpectedly had some shining moments that eventually drew a crowd.

After a short break, the stage again laid host to guitars and drums with grunge band Bad Dreems. Their garage grunge sound was a great support for the night to put people into the mood. However, some people might disagree when a song about loving a relative is introduced with enthusiasm. Although it seemed like they couldn’t finish a song, they had a great sound which set the mood for the night.

Next up was the punk rock rhythms of Dune Rats. With harmonies of “owww’s” and “awww’s” they reminded everyone what a good time looked like. Their cover of Blister in the Sun had everyone singing along. You could tell these crazy cats were having fun on stage.

The venue then began to fill with people and anticipation for Children Collide. But as the lights turned off and they entered the stage, the applause was a bit under whelming. But as the band began to play, the flurry of strobe lights and heavy guitar riffs reminded us why we came out to see them. When they bring it, really they bring it.  It wasn’t until Skeleton Dance started playing, that everyone started chanting back. The crowd was noticeably enjoying every bit of this gig. A quiet intro ballad style sing-a-long for Farewell Rocket ship also had people putting arms around shoulders and singing back.  With Social Currency being a stand out song for the night, they didn’t have much left to bring to the table, or so you would think. They closed off with Jelly Legs which had the crowd in a frenzy. I left the gig reeling and began to think back on how far they have come in a few short years. It was definitely a good night and always fun to watch.