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Gig Review: Confidence Man | Northcote Social Club | Melbourne | 22.04.17


Before catching Confidence Man, I didn't know what to expect. I was at uni all day (on a Saturday, I know, how lame), and was feeling tired AF. But, after witnessing one minute of their set, I was alert and ready to bask in good vibes. I finally had the energy that I was craving all day.

Are we sure Confidence Man are a supergroup? Because I'm convinced that they're actually from another planet. Perhaps another universe.

Let's talk about them dance moves. I want to sit it on one of their rehearsals, I'm not lying, every move they had was on point. Even when their moves were synchronised, it seemed so effortless. Their incredible stage presence is part of the amazingness of them as a live act. If you're a fan of Australian music, without a doubt, you've seen their name pop up all over the place (or on your curated playlists), and it's no wonder why. They can perform. I can't think of an Australian act who is doing what Confidence Man are doing right now.

They played their two big hits 'Boyfriend (Repeat)' and 'Bubblegum', as way as an array of grooviness. They're only in the early stages of playing as a band, and if this is what they're presenting off the back of two singles, things are going to get better when finally drop an entire body of work. Be afraid everyone, they're coming.

At the end of the day, you just need some confidence, man. 


Written by Amy Smolcic
Photos by Kristy Smolcic

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