The District At SkyCity is an awesome spot to have drinks with friends and see some awesome live music. The night was a whole bunch of fun with Killing Heidi and Alana Jagt. Whether it’s up on the balcony or in amongst it on the floor the view of the bands is premium and it is great to be experiencing live music this way. Alana Jagt was terrific getting the night off to a flying start and is definitely worth checking out.
Killing Heidi were awesome and coming off the back of Uncaged Festival, Red Hot Summer and Under The Southern Stars festivals they were in red hot form. The band were super tight and sounded unreal ripping through their hour set with plenty of energy and intensity. Jesse Hooper did a quick poll asking who held on to their tickets through the first and second rescheduled dates showing plenty of gratitude that this was finally happening. Straight out of the blocks with Mascara it was a career retrospective covering all the albums with a couple of surprises.
Calm Down, I Am with a country twist and Live Without It were fantastic with Ella Hooper talking all things including trying to be all mature on their second album, backstage set up, long days on the road and Spiderman Vs Tobey Maguire quoting “with power comes great responsibility”. Reflecting on their high octane teenage angst in Class Celebrities it was on to Ella’s 2019 Eurovision tune Data Dust to which she described it as a weird random change of gears and was about an addiction to her boyfriend… the iPhone!
The song that started it all Kettle, going all all the way back to 1996, was a huge highlight as was their Fleetwood Mac inspired tune Want Everything from when Ella and Jesse were The Verses. Jesse was terrific on the double neck guitar and was full of smiles on Outside Of Me. Heavensent and Real People went down a treat which was followed by a ripping cover of the Divinyls Boys In Town. If the crowd was going to go a bit nuts it was on set closer and monster chart hit Weir. Leaving the stage briefly and returning for an encore of sorts, as there really wasn’t anywhere to go, Superman/ Supergirl rocked The District one last time. Great show and we’re looking forward to their next show in town.
Live Review By Rob Lyon