When snapping bands it’s often easy to zone out a bit, concentrate on the pictures and see the music as secondary. It’s a shame, but it happens. Not tonight though. At Miami Horror’s hotly awaited Melbourne show at the Forum, there were times when I took a break clicking from behind the lens to watch what the 4 lads from Melbourne were doing on stage.
Surrounded by 10 foot high plants and washes of colour, fluoro tubes and strobes, the electro rock outfit delivered song after song of crowd-rousing music.
Whilst the music is undoubtedly the brainchild of synth player and producer Ben Plant, live it’s the frontman Josh Moriarty who steals the show.
At times pacing the stage and interracting with bandmates Aaron Shanahan (Drums) and Daniel Whitechurch (Bass/Keys), Mariarty is the clear focal point for the audience. And all this while delivering a bunch of moves that he might actually have to pay Prince royalties for.
Either way, it works.