I’ll start by saying that i’m not the biggest allday fan.
Now that that’s out of the way, it is important to note that in this ever changing musical landscape that we see at the forefront of Australian culture, Allday manages to finely blur the lines between a pop star and a rapper, leaning towards the former most of the time. Even though allday has tracks that fall under the genre of rap, the crowd he attracts and the records that have helped him attain popularity fall within alignment on the pop spectrum.
We got to the gig just in time to catch a the latter half of Mallrat’s performance and as always, she did not disappoint.
It is apparent based on the crowd present on saturday night that Allday does a better job of appealing to people under the age of 18 as opposed to those over 18.
I personally believe that as you grow older you’re musical taste evolves as you meet new people and take in influences that may not have been in you’re life prior – meeting new friends at uni is one good example of how this may happen.
Just to be clear here, this is not me saying that Allday is a nostalgia act, not at all. The demographic of his music however, is geared towards those who are under 18. This also falls on the channels of media who push his music and their major target market(s).
Allday manages to capture the crowds attention before the music begins. His stage presence alone is enough to entice his fans. His catalogue speaks for itself, such is his genuine relatability, speaking on issues such as climate change and drugs use, both of which remain relevant to his fans.
Having said all that there’s honestly nothing i can fault allday for in terms of his performance. If anything, and this is me being picky, it wouldn’t have hurt to turn his vocals up a touch, to accomodate this venue size.
All in all, a relevantly sized venue for an artist deserving of it. The type of gig where friends were made – one of the best flow on effects of quality live music.