Gig Review: Billie Eilish | Melbourne 15.9.17

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Not many fifteen-year-olds can say that they've been able to tour the world with their music — Billie Eilish is one of the few exceptions. Though she's only new to the scene, she's been creating waves, especially after the release of her debut EP Don't Smile at Me

Opening for Billie Eilish was Melbourne's very own Alice Ivy. The multi-instrumentalist killed it on stage in a magician-like manner, creating beats, playing instruments and jumping on the vocals. Her energy and skill left everyone in The Toff in awe. If you ever see the news of Alice Ivy playing a show in a town near you, do yourself a favor and grab your yourself a ticket. 

Billie Eilish kicked things off with 'COPYCAT' and 'idontwannabeyouanymore' in dazzling fashion, next up was 'watch', where she kept everyone hyped up. She grabbed the ukulele and launched into a cover of Drake's hit 'Hotline Bling', which was without a doubt one of the highlights of the night. She deconstructed the track and stripped it down before launching into 'Party Favor'.

The relationship between Billie and her brother Finneas O'Connell was a beautiful sight. Finneas produced her debut EP and works with Billie on her music. Billie gave her brother a shoutout, before giving him a moment to take over the mic and perform his own tracks. If Billie and Finneas aren't your sibling goals, you're doing it all wrong. 

For the remainder of the set, she played the rest of the tracks her EP, including tracks such as 'l i s t e n', 'my boy', 'hostage' and 'open eyes'. After disappearing for a few moments, she returned to the stage for a well-earned encore, giving her fans 'bellyache'.

Billie Eilish won't be playing intimate venues like The Toff for very long, she'll be selling out arenas across the globe in no time. Now to sit back and watch her dominate.