On a rainy summer night in Oslo, Australian siblings Angus and Julia were on stage at Sentrum Scene for an intimate, calm and peaceful concert, embracing both old and new fans.
Text & Photos: Sadan Ekdemir
The concert opened with dimmed stage and a spotlight on Angus whilst he’s humming into song Draw Your Swords. The ethereal and instrumental rendition of the song was perfect to set the right ambience of the atmosphere, slow and calm. They seamlessly swifted to Snow and shortly after a dark one, Oakwood, with visuals of a highway on display.
Postmodern cozy atmosphere
The show was a proof how both Angus and Julia can shine separately as well as together.
Almost all the songs were revised, and sounded like they were prepared and polished for the live show. They were all energized and ‘pumped up’ to make into dancing tunes rather than just sad and melancholic vibes. The songs Grizzly Bear, Wasted, Big Jet Plane all came in a row whilst Angus suggested that the audience should use the flashlight on their phones (as a reference to old-school lighter trick) to create a ‘postmodern’ cozy atmosphere. It actually worked out pretty well(!). The unexpected confetti show during the last song Chateu was perfect to complete the peaceful and cheerful summer feeling of the concert.
Powerful yet emotional
The unexpected confetti show during the last song Chateu was perfect to complete the peaceful and cheerful summer feeling of the concert.
As a result it was a powerful and yet emotional performance from the Australian duo. The only bad part of the concert was the loud audience, who did not really manage to remain quiet during the slow songs, which made me change my place a couple of times in order to hear and enjoy their subtle tunes.
Angus & Julia Stone @ Sentrum Scene: 8 / 10