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Ali Barter brought spunk, spirit and a tonne of singalongs to the Corner Hotel

Barter ended the show with Girlie Bits, which everyone in the crowd knew the lyrics to – spurring chants, singalongs and a sea of crowd surfing. What a way to end the night.

Smoke Rings kicked off the night playing a majority of relaxed and slow alternative rock songs. During Kid Slipped, the drummer of the band broke out maracas while playing the drums, which was definitely cool to see. They finished their set with a sarcastically cheery song called Go To Hell and their leading upbeat single Happiness.
 
When Press Club performed, lead singer Natalie Foster bounced around the stage head-banging and delivering fierce raspy vocals. The band gave it their all as they smashed through a series of fast paced, raw punk tunes including Headwreck.
 
Crowd members jumped around and got right into the music from the start of Ali Barter’s set. Barter had the crowd going right from the get go. She gave a solid performance of Hypercolour, which audience members raised their glasses to, and Please Stay went down as a dance anthem. Towards the middle of her set, she announced that she was going to be playing a brand new song. It was upbeat, fast and packed with loads of energy.
 
Barter invited Oscar Dawson on stage to perform a song with her, explaining that Dawson produced her record, they write songs together and that he’s a “shred lord on guitar.” They performed a stripped back version of Tokyo, in which they shared a guitar solo, which synchronised well and let Dawson showcase his aforementioned guitar skills. Barter also took time in her set to explain a charity that she is a part of, that raises money to give tampons to women who can’t afford them, and showed the audience the tea towel that she has designed in promotion for it, before launching into much-loved song Cigarette.
 
Disco ball lights shone around the room during Run You Down which complemented the song beautifully, before Barter went into One Foot In, a song she explained was written when someone pissed her off. Barter ended the show with Girlie Bits, which everyone in the crowd knew the lyrics to – spurring chants, singalongs and a sea of crowd surfing. What a way to end the night.
 
Highlight: Seeing crowd members dancing around and having fun.
Lowlight: Audience members talking loudly during the show’s quieter moments.
Crowd favourite: Girlie Bits.