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LIVE: TRAPT – Perth, 18 Feb, 2019

| 23 February 2019 | Reply

LIVE: TRAPT – Perth, 18 Feb, 2019
Amplifier Bar, Perth
Reviewed by Karl Infirri
Photography by Michael Farnell

On Monday February 18, I headed down to the Amplifier Bar in Perth to check out American rock band Trapt as they began their Australian tour.

Local bands Carrington and Shangrila opened for the visitors, two bands that I found to certainly be in the same vein as Trapt and were a welcome beginning to the nights proceedings in the roughly half-full venue.

As Trapt hit the stage at 9:50, you could tell that they were about to play for an audience of die-hard fans. Despite the fact it wasn’t a packed house, that did not seem to deter Trapt and lead vocalist Chris Taylor Brown, as they looked like they were having fun from the onset.

Brown is a great vocalist, and from the moment he hit the stage it seemed to come from him completely effortlessly, despite the impressive power and range in his vocals.

An early pop from the crowd came from Who’s Going Home With You Tonight?, Brown enjoyably explaining the story behind this and many of the other songs they performed.

Fire was a new track which was a favourite of the evening. Even though the crowd hadn’t heard it before, the song had simple hooks and a catchy chorus and had them singing along by halfway through. Great track.

Love Hate Relationship and It’s Over followed, fitting a familiar theme in Trapt’s lyrics – relationship problems and breakdowns.

The crowd certainly had their favourites, roaring with approval as the band played their hit Echo, which was a highlight of the night. Whilst the rest of the band are top notch, there’s no denying that Chris Taylor Brown really is the star of the show and of this band.

Contagious was another highlight but as the set drew to a close we all got exactly what we had been waiting for their biggest hit Headstrong sending the crowd absolutely crazy. It really is such a great song, and I couldn’t help but feel like Trapt needed a few more heavier songs in that vein throughout the night, but that didn’t change anything – it was still a great show and a great way to begin their tour.

Brown’s solo encore of Stories before things were a wrap.

Shane

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