Mar 2, 2015

Sharon Van Etten @ Factory Theatre

I am just a whole lot in love with Sharon Van Etten. Her talent levels are exceedingly high. Great songs with full depth and a voice that just won't quit make for great music and a great show. This was the case Sunday night at the Factory Theatre. Her 2014 album was clearly a favourite of mine, one of the best of the year. So I was very excited to hear these songs live. They did not let me down. Especially the beautifully rendered "Tarifa" and the powerful "Your Love Is Killing Me". The first time Sharon toured Australia it was a smaller affair. Just her, Heather Woods Broderick on keyboards and Doug Keith on guitar. This time around she had a drummer and a bass player. The bass player by the way was none other than Brad Cook of Megafaun fame. The whole band were great, adding extra power to the music. But it is Sharon who takes centre stage. Swapping from electric to acoustic her powerful voice is both strong and emotional. She even played three new songs. Two that are on an upcoming 7 inch single and one that she performed solo that has no title as yet. All were great, indicative of the talent that Ms Van Etten possesses. I was quite pleased to hear an older tune in "Don't Do It" which was great. I just wished she could have player for longer, especially as we didn't get to hear enough songs from her previous album in "Tramp". But what we received was great indeed. Songs of searing emotion delivered with heart and soul.

Set List
Afraid of Nothing
Taking Chances
Break Me
Nothing Will Change
Magic Chords
All Over Again
I Don't Want To Let You Down
(new song)
Tell Me
Your Love Is Killing Me

Don't Do It


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