Review: Tracer at The Haunt, 15/3/16

Tracer are being supported on this tour by special guests Federal Charm and Everything Avenue. The German band Everything Avenue may not have had the biggest audience due to their early start but nonetheless they played professionally throughout their set. Federal Charm were a worthy support on this tour and helped keep the night flowing. They are touring with their new album ‘Across the Divide’ and have played iconic venues throughout the UK including The Jazz Café in London and are set to play London’s Hard Rock Café on the 7th April as well as the other nights on Tracer’s tour.

photo 1 (1) Nick Bowden – Federal Charm

Tracer truly showed Brighton that AC/DC are not the only great rock band to come out of Australia. The band came into their own and proved that good rock ‘n’ roll is still alive. Their Brighton gig kicked off the UK leg of the tour which is taking them all over the UK and is ending in Southampton on the 26th March. This tour is dedicated to the new album ‘Water For Thirsty Dogs’ which was released in July 2015. They played a few songs from this including the title track and ended the night with their newest single Astronaut/Juggernaut. This song got everyone moving for one last sing along which was a great ending to the night. The band made sure that the audience were getting involved with songs by helping with the words but eventually got everyone singing along.

photo 4 Michael brown – Tracer

The set not only showed off the band’s new tracks but also kept old fans happy with some favourite tracks from previous album ‘El Pistolero’ – El Pistolero, Dead Garden and There’s a Man – which were played through the set, and also songs from ‘Spaces In Between’ like Devil Ride. There was definitely something for everyone in their set from slow to fast tracks.

Overall, it was a great night in a small venue and it shows how a tour is supposed to be started. Tracer’s new album ‘Water for Thirsty Dogs’ and Federal Charm’s ‘Across the Divide’ are both available on Amazon.

By Sam Eddison

The Verse Staff

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