Sunday night at Miami Marketta on the Gold Coast saw us taken taken back in time to a psychedelic sound meant for your head, heart and heels. Allah-las, all the way from Los Angeles, graced Miami Marketta’s stage for the third consecutive day in their Australian tour. It’s not the first time I’ve seen Allah-las perform, and each time, their on stage presence gives you the feeling you’re watching them through the lens of a Kodak Motormatic from the 1960’s, delivering the sound to match.
Listening to their lyrics it sounds as though they’ve been constructed by an olden day blues musician. A kind of melancholic meaning runs throughout which contradicts itself by giving you a rather rhythmic euphoria. Looking around the venue I couldn’t get over how their music was enchanting for all types of gig goers. The jumpers, the swayers, the screamers, the stand-stills, all enjoying the mid tempo performance in whichever way they saw fit.
The crowd pleaser “Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind)” was belted out by every soul in the room while “No Voodoo” and “Follow You Down” solidified the fact that these boys know how to keep a crowd alive. Their surf rock induced vibe and fuzzy melodies always give the feeling your just partying with these guys in their garage to a well-constructed jam sesh.
Can’t forget the legends from Donny Love delivering a pumped up stellar opening performance. They always deliver such an energetic show, engaging with the people and showing just as much appreciation to the crowd as they’re getting back. It's always humbling watching a band casually skull beer out of their trumpets and reminding us all to love our mothers.
Reviewer - Sheenie Richards
Photographer - Jacob Davis
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