The raucous night of nights finally arrived with Queens of the Stone Age rolling through Sydney on their way to Splendour in the Grass. The iconic five-piece were last in the country on a double headline tour with Nine Inch Nails in 2014 so this solo return Down Under is as sweet as ever. While they’ve been busy with their various side projects since then, their highly anticipated new album Villains is set for release in exactly one month from today.
Melbourne electro-punk outfit Ecca Vandal took the room first and damn-near nuked the stage with their signature abrasive, eve-of-destruction steeze.
QOTSA shortly followed, each member striding onto the stage with singer Josh Homme taking the rear; a silhouette hobbling out with a cane in one hand and a lit cigarette in the other. They themselves ooze unadultered coolness but their music takes it to a whole other level. It was a truly unforgettable night.
Read our full live review here.
Queens of the Stone Age
Photos: Dani Hansen/Howl & Echoes