Dec 6, 2016

Angel Olsen @ Sydney Opera House

Angel Olsen is a seriously impressive performer. Her talent glows, with great songwriting ability and a voice that could possibly demolish buildings. Monday night she debuted at the Sydney Opera House, playing in the more intimate space of The Studio. Recently she released her third full length album in "My Woman", a record touching many hearts and gaining huge acclaim. It's certainly one of my favourite albums of 2017. So I was high in anticipation of her show last night and she didn't let anyone down.

Angel played a great selection of songs across her three albums. Of course there are always songs you would have loved to here, such as White Fire, but it was hard to complain much at all. She had a full band in tow, dressed splendidly in matching grey country and western style. They were great, with four guitarists going full bore, providing a massive bed rock to her strong and emotionally charged songs. Some were truly epic such as the awesome "Sister" and the shattering "Not Gonna Kill You". Of course the superb "Shut Up Kiss Me" went down a treat, a great showcase for her awesome voice. This was my first time seeing Angel Olsen live and I'm pretty sure it won't be the last.

Set List
Never Be Mine
Shut Up Kiss Me
Lights Out
Heart Shaped Face
Those Were the Days
Drunk and with Dreams
Not Gonna Kill You
Sweet Dreams
Give It Up