Tinlicker takes Melbourne to new heights for his Australian tour – [Event Review]
On Saturday April 23, world-renowned Dutch duo Tinlicker graced Melbourne at Bourke Street Courtyard with a set for the ages.
After their debut in Australia in 2019, it was only fitting that Tinlicker would bring their tour of their brand new album “In another life”, ‘downstairs’. Being able to take a sold-out tour through Brisbane, melbourne, and sydney in a single weekend, because their second visit is a huge scalp for Micha Heyboer and Jordi van Achthoven by Tinlicker.
The Melbourne show took place at Bourke Street Courtwhich is a “nice glazed area” of Royal Melbourne Hotel. This place has something for everyone; its description reads as follows:
“Built in 1889 and located on the former site of Melbourne’s Bourke Street-West Police Station, the RMH integrates historic features and modern architecture resulting in one of Melbourne’s most iconic entertainment and dining venues .”
The decor of the place is simply magnificent; the glass, hanging plants and rustic design of the bar complement each other perfectly. The yard was definitely too small for Tinlicker, as the show sold out in just a few days. However, it’s unlikely any other venue could have made the show as special as it was.
Born in Austria and based in Melbourne BINI opened the proceedings, setting the tone of the night perfectly; a nice crowd had settled in early, which is always a good sign for a splendid night ahead. melbourne duo Related were next, and they absolutely delivered as the sun began to set. Their strengths included by Kryder remix of ‘On the beach’ by york and the Spatial movement remix of “I Won’t Let You Down” by Ali and Fila with JESwhich you can see below.
The older, but happy and buoyant crowd were more than ready for Tinlicker to take the stage, with the stage for them to strut their stuff; it should also be noted that only Jordi played this set (Tinlicker is known to have only played one half on given sets). The two-hour set was a worthwhile trip, with tracks from the album such as “Healing Forest” and “Be here and now” set the scene early. As the set progressed, the energy only increased. It was hard to single out a highlight, but their fan favorites such as ‘Children’ with Robert Miles, “Because You Move Me” and their most listened song “In another life”, “You take my hand” were the culmination of the best moments of the set. The production during the set was a perfect example that sometimes less really is more. The simple but effective use of strobe lighting, red and blue lights and LED screens, allows for quality viewing.
It’s clear that Tinlicker has a global following, but his Australian fans are certainly among the most invested. As electronic music as a whole is starting to flourish again in Australia, there has always been a place for trance, and it has always been one of Australia’s best niches with electronic music.
Photo credits: Official Tinlicker Press