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Coast Arcade - Gig Review: Coast Arcade @ The Tuning Fork - 09/03/24

14 Mar 2024 // A review by Chloe Tredgett

Coast Arcade put on an incredible show on Saturday night with openers Double Parked and Fan Club.

The eager crowd arrived early with a long line outside before the doors opened. Starting off the night was Fan Club. For being such a young band, they had a great stage presence and really knew how to get the crowd moving. Their set was a great way to open the night and bring the energy to an amazing night of music ahead.

Next up was Double Parked who had everyone absolutely buzzing. The energy from each member was so fun and really amazing to watch. They have such a tight bond that really shines when they’re on stage. Starting off with Dazey then leading into their new single Leopard Print Coat they performed incredibly and seemed very excited to play their new song live. Everyone reacted to it so well with their new lyrics being sung back to them.

Finally, Coast Arcade took to the stage and the crowd was so pumped. Singing every word and cheering in between they loved every minute of it. I have seen Coast Arcade a few times now and they just get better and better with every show. The way Bella interacts with the impressively large crowd is so effortless and really makes an impact. Their set had a great mix of their fan favourites which everyone knew and some unreleased ones which the crowd had a great reaction to.

During the set each member played incredibly and really blended together well. They all moved around the stage a lot, interacting with each other which makes the show so entertaining. When they got to the ‘final’ song of the night they hadn't even left the stage before the crowd started chanting “ONE MORE SONG!!”. Suggestions were being yelled from the audience and they listened. They did their iconic cover of Kilby Girl by The Backseat Lovers, and the energy was immediately picked back up. Everyone was loving it whilst dancing and singing along. No one wanted the night to end.

Photo Credit: Chloe Tredgett

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About Coast Arcade

Known for their high-energy performances, Coast Arcade injects a contagious energy into every show they play. Their music is equally as captivating as their live performances, with addictive melodies, driving rhythms, and catchy lyrics, Coast Arcade create an irresistible sound that resonates with audiences long after the show ends. With a growing fanbase and a reputation for delivering unforgettable performances, Coast Arcade is undoubtedly a band on the rise.

Since their formation in 2021, Coast Arcade have been steadily making waves in the Aotearoa scene. They’ve played with Aussie legends Bootleg Rascal, Teenage Dads, The Grogans and completed a New Zealand tour with The Terry’s and they’ve played with Kiwi icons The Beths and Princess Chelsea. They’ve also hit the festival scene hard, playing at Spring City Festival (alongside Groove Armada, Zane Lowe and Ladyhawke), White Out Festival (alongside Homebrew, Shapeshifter and Odd Mob) and New Zealand biggest festival, Rhythm and Vines. Their debut EP, Next To Me, was released in May, drawing attention from both local and international audiences. The EP showcases their versatile songwriting abilities with singles: fast-paced Highest Heights (#2 Hot NZ 20 Singles Chart), Surf Club (#20 Hot NZ 20 Singles Chart), and infectious debut Tattoo (#11 Hot 20 NZ Singles Chart).

Coast Arcade remains dedicated to pushing boundaries and embracing authenticity. With their infectious energy, powerful melodies, and insightful lyricism, this captivating band is poised to leave a mark on the music scene both in New Zealand and beyond.

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Next To Me
Year: 2023
Type: EP

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