Perhaps the most fervent response from the crowd came when the band played a song dedicated to all of those that have been left behind, Heart Attack America. Towards the end of the set, a sweat soaked Cauthghran joked he could play for another 2 hours, drawing a cheer from the crowd. Given the intensity of their show, however, the encore only went for two songs, which was enough for a crowd more covered in sweat than the band.
Local outfit Hightime won over the early arrivals with their fusion of punk, reggae, roots and more. The diminutive female lead singer, Nina, possesses a mighty set of lungs which she employed to release mighty screams, whilst her clear vocals featured a distinct Aussie twang which was nice given that this isn't always the case with punk music. Their performance encouraged one enthused fan to inquire "who are you?" If they keep up these live performances, they won't need to tell crowds who they are for much longer.
Review by James Murphy
Photos by Melissa Donato. Full gallery can be seen here