REVIEWHELLIONS BRING OPERA OBLIVIA TO ADELAIDE

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The upcoming melodic hardcore band, Hellions finally brought their highly anticipated and critically acclaimed third album Opera Oblivia to Adelaide on May 5, performing to a full crowd at Fowlers Live.

Since the success of Opera Oblivia, Hellions have been performing to bigger crowds and riding a wave of momentum since the album dropped midway through 2016. After touring the world Hellions were well overdue to officially do an Opera Oblivia headline tour around Australia, bringing with them a strong bill of supports.

Alternative Newcastle rockers, Introvert started the night with a heavy set with a fresh sound similar to a heavier styling of Basement. Performing songs from their latest EP Old Taste, Introvert fit right in and perked the ears of the crowd with their familiar single ‘Everything Is Different Now’ as heard frequently on Triple J.

Adelaide was lucky enough to have locals, Sleep Talk perform a short set, as tour supports, The Brave were not appearing in Adelaide or Perth. The band performed at their best with a crowd very familiar with their work. Having launched themselves into the spotlight with their EP Growing Pains, Sleep Talk have been popping up everywhere in Adelaide and interstate performing with some of the best and making a name for themselves for their frantic and emotionally live shows, tonight was no exception.

A familiar act came in Sydney’s Endless Heights who have toured Adelaide numerous times. Endless Heights returned to Adelaide with their short two track EP Pray I Fade, which gained a massive reaction as they performed popular single ‘Drain’ and older tracks off of their previous work Teach You How To Leave (2015) and New Bloom (2014).

Hellions performed an hour long set of mostly highlights from their latest and biggest success Opera Oblivia as well as throwing in a few of their older classics. The support for their latest album is evident from the start as Hellions kicked off into album opener ’24’ as the opening song.

Highlights from the album included ‘He Without Sin i) Halation’, ‘Nightliner Rhapsody’ and ‘Lotus Eater’ which is easily one of the crowd’s biggest live favourites. Classics favourites included ‘Nottingham’ and ‘Hellions’ which were not as well known but still just as well received by the crowd.

With the addition of Opera Oblivia, Hellions have become a can’t miss live act with a well-crafted set list filled with energy from first to last. The room exploded into a cult-like sing-a-long and sway for arguably their biggest song ‘Thresher’ and then exploded back to life with chaotic movement for their heaviest single ‘Quality Of Life’.

Opera Oblivia was one of the biggest releases in the Australia heavy music scene in 2016, a year later Hellions have created a killer live performance perfected with the best highlights from Opera Oblivia and singles throughout their short history. If this momentum continues with their next album, Hellions may become one of the biggest bands in Australia’s scene.

Hellions are still set to perform QLD, ACT and VIC and NSW in the coming weeks.

Tickets are still available below.

Thursday 11th May – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane (18+)
with Endless Heights, The Brave & Introvert
Tickets: http://bit.ly/OOTourBris

Friday 12th May – Minimum Wage Club, Gold Coast (18+)
with Endless Heights, The Brave & Introvert
DOOR SALES ONLY

Friday 19th May – The Basement, Canberra (18+)
with Endless Heights, The Brave & Introvert
Tickets: http://bit.ly/OOTourCanb

Saturday 20th May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
with Endless Heights, The Brave & Introvert
Tickets: http://bit.ly/OOTourMelb

*NEW SHOW* Saturday 27th May – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (18+)
with Endless Heights
Tickets: http://bit.ly/OOTourSyd2