Live Review + Gallery: Periphery + Circles, Max Watt’s House of Music, Thursday 2 February, 2017

Circles are more or less the perfect support for Periphery. And tonight is the proof. I have personally been a huge fan since the release of their debut EP The Compass, though this is the first time I have seen them live. And I am far from disappointed. It’s vocalist Perry that is the highlight of the show. He hits his notes in an immaculate fashion and there is no way you can fault him. The set consists of a solid mix of old and new. Giving  the crowd everything  from their debut EP The Compass and even showcasing  new tracks for the crowd that are received very well. An unbelievable performance  by the entire band.

 

I never go to a Periphery show with anything but high expectations and every single time they deliver the goods, and tonight is no exception. It takes moments from when they walk onto the stage for them the kick straight into their hit single Scarlett off of their second album Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal. Followed directly into what is the following track on the album, Luck is a Constant, making for a flawless beginning to the show.

The set focuses on their most recent work, playing mostly tracks from their latest album Periphery III: Select Difficulty. Most surprisingly is the lack of tracks from their first album. None, to be exact! Which I find very odd considering some of their most iconic work is from that album. And that this is also the first time I have seen them not play anything from the album. Nonetheless the set it fantastic and they leave no room for error.

Most notably is the absence of bassist Adam “Nolly” Getgood, who has officially announced his retirement as a touring bassist, though he will continue to be an official member and write and record along with the band. But this hasn’t stopped Periphery from putting on one of their best shows to date on an Australian tour.

In conclusion, Periphery never fail to disappoint. If you have yet to make a show, you will not regret hitting up the next tour.

 

IMAGES (c) Dan Maynard Photography

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