Live Review and Gallery: Spacey Jane/ Sarah Crean, Academy, Dublin, 05/02/2022

Australian Indie rock sensations Spacey Jane consisting of  Caleb Harper: vocals, guitar Ashton Le Cornu: guitar Peppa Lane: bass, vocals and Kieran Lama: drums, made the trip around the world to begin their latest European tour in the Academy Dublin.

Support on the night came from Irish artist Sarah Crean who’s song 2am has recently become a Tik-Tok phenomenon. Sarah was joined on stage by her producer Adam who wielded an electric guitar while Sarah herself used an acoustic guitar. The set was very chill with plenty of sad songs throughout before breaking into some covers even including some Bruce Springsteen! Sarah’s set was a nice start to a Sunday gig, easing the crowd into the energy that was about to explode onto the stage.

Once Spacey Jane took the stage the Academy was full of energy and this energy didn’t dissipate at all during their hour and twenty minute set. The band launched straight into the set with ‘Lunchtime’ which had Peppa jumping from the get go with Caleb displaying his impressive vocals. On the other side of the stage Ashton was full of energy bouncing around his half of the stage while playing intricate guitar parts.

Second song up was ‘Skin’ off their first album ‘Sunlight’. Which got the crowd moving and singing along straight away. ‘Sitting up’ was another groovy track which had the band bouncing around while Kieran kept it together on the drums.

The band kept the energy up with ‘Yet’ and ‘Sawteeth,  before slowing things down a little with ‘Pulling Through’ to give themselves and the crowd a bit of a. breather before Caleb introduced one of their older songs ‘Feeding the Family’s, to which the crowd responded by singing their hearts out. This definitely touched the band who thanked the crowd for singing back their lyrics even though they are so far from home!

‘’Thrills’ upped the energy even further and really showcased the bands musical talent with Ashton once again absolutely shredding will dancing around the stage while Peppa held down the bass while hooping around. ‘It’s a long day’ slowed things down again briefly and got the crowd quite emotional with Caleb’s powerful lyrics.

‘Headcold’, ‘Lots of Nothing’ and ‘Good for You’ concluded the main set in tremendous fashion with the crowd left screaming for more. Spacey Jane kept two of their biggest songs for the encore in ‘Hardlight’ and ‘Booster Seat’, which went down a treat with the Dublin crowd!

Spacey Jane are a band that must be seen live as they bring so much to the table from their great playing to compelling lyrics to their tremendous energy. They really bring everything you want from a live band and were such a pleasure to experience!

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