Live: Tracer @ O2 Islington Academy, 24/04/12
The first time I saw Tracer was in a dark and sweaty Camden Underworld, supporting Royal Republic late last year, giving a performance that suggested that next time around they wouldn’t be stuck in a support slot. Tonight’s headline show was at Islington Bar Academy…or so I thought! This Adelaide three-piece has certainly made an impact – they’ve had a lot of airplay on classic rock stations in the UK, and the word has been spreading – due to massive advance ticket sales, the show was upgraded from the little upstairs venue to the much larger Academy below.
With a sound mixing classic rock with a hint of grunge, incredibly tight musicianship, great songs and a real command of the stage, they proceeded to rock the socks off the 600+ fans who’d turned out to see them on a soggy Tuesday in London, with a mix of material, spanning tracks from current album Spaces In Between,
2006 recording ‘Into The Night’, and 2009’s L.A.?
This band does not mess around – they play with attitude and conviction, leaving the stage (and the crowd) drenched with sweat, and clearly loving every second of it. I sense that world domination may not be far off!
Louder Than This
Don’t Forget My Name
Voice In the Rain
Son of a Gun
Walk Alone /War Pigs
Won’t Let It Die