San Cisco, Jaguar Jonze @ The Gov, Adelaide 17/6/2021

It was a cold and rainy Thursday night and as tempting as a night in watching TV with the heater blaring would be I ‘braved’ the elements heading in to see San Cisco play their new album (well, has been out for a while) Between You & Me to a sold out crowd at The Gov. Jaguar Jonze was a great support and offered something unique to the show. Not being familiar with her music it will be something seeking out for sure. The cover of Nirvana’s Heart Shaped Box was really well done.

San Cisco played a solid set start to end spanning their entire back catalogue playing all the hits and a really well known cover. Kicking off with Skin which morphed in to the Skin (Gum & Ginoli Remix) the crowd were really in to it. Singles When I Dream and Run were great then singer and guitarist Jordi Davieson saying hello and how it was warm and cosy inside The Gov. It was the band’s second trip to Adelaide this year after playing the Adelaide Festival in March. This tour is focused on the album release for Between You & Me from last year which had not been properly celebrated until now due this COVID shit storm which Davieson described as being a “weird time”. More awesomeness followed with About You, Gone and Flaws.

Scartlett stepped away from drums to front of stage to take lead vocals on Messages to which Davieson described as a real treat. He played his favourite tune Alone next followed by more gold with The Distance and career shaping single Awkward. Jaguar Jonze returned to the stage to join San Cisco on the Tears For Fears cover Everybody Wants To Rule The World. Whilst they didn’t really nail the song it was good watching them have a lot of fun with it. The band had plenty more big guns to wheel out with Reasons and On The Line wrapping up their main set.

Returning for an encore Davieson talked about Between You & Me as one of their best album discussing a lot of personal stuff quite publicly adding that people should not regret the people you love even when it turns to shit then playing the album track. The crowd was excitable on fan favourite Fred Astaire finishing on Too Much Time Together. Another enjoyable night at The Gov loaded with great tunes.

Live Review By Rob Lyon

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