Photo Review: NEKO CASE @ Melbourne Zoo Twilights 21/03/2014

By Alana Mazurke

Last Saturday night, The Melbourne Zoo Twilights of 2014 put on another spectacular evening with performances from Neko Case and Dick Diver. The local outfit was an exceptional choice for support, with the favourites showcasing the classic Dick Diver shoe gaze indie with that little extra eclecticism that keeps it a level above. The four piece kept their set clean and simple, crowd pleasing nonetheless with tracks from full lengths New Start Again and last years release Calendar Days. Neko Case came out at the most aesthetically picturesque hour – just as the sun was residing into the horizon; the fact we were watching this show in the heart of the zoo really kicked in. Neko Case brought to the stage a most achingly beautiful set, maintaining her stronghold on being one of the best female vocal talents I have ever seen live.

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The focal point of the nights entirety was based around the fact one moment she could be hauntingly present with performing songs like “Furnace Room lullaby” and cheekily charismatic with witty banter onstage. It was entertainment at its finest. Once known for her efforts in The New Pornographers, the sneak peek of songs from her new album were entirely enticing and are only a glimpse at her capability to sing and write brilliant music, steering her further away from past collaborations into a whirlwind of her own.

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