LIVE REVIEW: Flight Facilities enchants Freo
Taking to Perth for the second time this year, Flight Facilities were back at full speed with a couple of special guests on board.
Only this time, the All Your Love Tour gifted so much more. The mountainous venue upgrade to Fremantle Arts Centre did the boys much more justice (as compared to their previous concert at the minuscule Villa). Nonetheless, this show had similarly become sold out in record time, and for good reason.
Hundreds poured into the charming courtyard of Fremantle Arts Centre with the sole purpose of investing themselves in a grand time. (This was clearly evidenced by the drinks line that curved up around the block.) However, despite the masses, everyone had the room to jostle around and boogie with some wine in hand.
Others could choose to instead kick back and watch from afar, and remain wrapped up nice and cosy under the stars. Either way, the gig had been perfectly planned to accommodate both.
The night kicked off at 6pm with The Kite String Tangle setting the bar. Aside a lot of love from the audience and mention of new unreleased material, the band's highlight was their evocative performance of 'Arcadia', which dominated charts in 2014. Thankfully, they happily let their fans know that they’d be seated at the merch table right after
Soon after, Flight Facilities well and truly brought the nu-disco outside. For those who attended their previous show, you'd be inclined to expect a relatively calm night. Yet even with the tame venue and the biting cold, the whole place became encircled in an enchanting blue aura.
Playing into the aviation theme, Owl Eyes took flight with her heavenly vocals for renowned tracks like ‘Need You’, 'Claire De Lune' and ‘Arty Boy’. The trio put on a show with flashy, experimental visuals matched to circa 2000s techno — including a mildly baffling aeroplane video montage.
However, this wasn't the only way the boys knew how to put on a show. With lots of Daft Punk and a smooth cover of 'You Give Me Something' by Jamiroquai, the boys turned the gentle audience into an exuberant micro-festival.
By the closing song (the ever-classic 'Crave You'), most had ventured into the crowd including myself. As encouraged by the duo, everyone prepared for the final moment before the chorus of Daft Punk's 'One More Time' arose. As they remarked, "Those on the hill, come on down — it's warmer in the pit!"