Knife Party take over the O2 Academy, Boscombe

The Australian electro house group, Knife Party, have already gained popularity in the UK, having widespread radio play and mild chart success and now they have brought their distinctive sound on tour.

Comprised of two members of former electronic rock band Pendulum, Knife Party were a dance success waiting to happen.

On Saturday night they graced the O2 Academy, Boscombe, with thumping bass, tweaked treble and an euphoric atmosphere, they blew away a crowd of Bournemouth’s youths.

With support from Monster and Breakage and a sellout crowd, the night was a modern dance music fan’s heaven and the audience didn’t hide it.

Jumping around behind the decks the pair hyped the crowd into a frenzy with their long build-ups and heavy drops.

Playing a mixture of dance classics such as The Prodigy and new music by themselves including their recent remix of legendary dance music trio Swedish House Mafia’s Save the World.

Crowd favourites such as; Centipede, Bonfire and Internet Friends only furthered the enjoyment of the night and by this point Knife Party had the crowd dancing, jumping, even starting mosh pits among the revellers.

The visual effects only added to the sense of showmanship associated with big dance acts today. The show is not just the music, it is the sound, the bass, the lights and the atmosphere.

The night was broadcast live to the world over an internet stream hosted by electronic music magazine, Mixmag.


Main image credit: Tom Dale

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