Northeast Party House really are one of the quintissential party bands of Australia and punters know to expect a good time every time a show is announced. It’s, therefore, no surprise that the 19 January show at Fat Controller sold out and the atmosphere could only be described as high octane.
Opening act, The Montreals, are cultivating a following in Adelaide on the back of their dancey-rock style reminiscent of much of what you’d hear at Transmission or Gosh! With clear vocals over the top of high-pitched oohs courtesy of backing tapes – a point which will divide purists – the live sound was pretty solid for an Adelaide-based act. The different vocalists have very diverse styles which also adds a point of interest and the onstage confidence certainly couldn’t be questioned.