Arctic Monkeys – Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Arctic Monkeys – Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Support by Mini Mansions

Written and Photographed by Mitch Lowe

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Arctic Monkeys, slicker than ever.

14 years since their world shocking “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, the guys from Sheffield have changed the game over and over again. Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino may be their biggest leap to date. Last nights visit to the hotel and casino was no different taking us on a trip through the streets of England before launching us into space and everywhere inbetween.

To kick off the trip, four piece Mini Mansions graced the stage from Los Angeles to get the crowd on their toes. Rolling through songs like the catchy Death Is A Girl and Creeps which vocalist Zach Dawes announces was written in our very own city, the crowd are more than prepared for whats to come.

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Kicking straight into it with no holding back, Do I Wanna Know? rumbles through the arena. The crowd roaring the lyrics which was no different from the rest of the setlist. 

We got our first taste of Tranquility Base with One Point Perspective. Above the band, a glowing light resemblent of the album art lowers from the roof to represent the atmosphere of their latest release.

Their set included the gloomy slow burning tracks from Humbug, Pretty Visitors and Crying Lightning as well as hard hitting tracks Brianstorm, Arabella and of course I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor. No one forgets the first time they heard that song and the flashback simultaneously brings to realisation how time has flown. 18 year olds in the crowd were only 4 years old on its arrival…

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Post encore, a ‘disco cube’ drops from above glistening light around the venue to Star Treatment before finishing the night with AM favourites Why’d You Only Call Me When Your High and R U Mine?

Grown up since their teenage ruckus days and now slicker than ever, Arctic Monkeys are one band that are not afraid to push the boundaries to limits unseen by others. This is what puts them above most.

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