Sunday night’s Atlas Genius show at The MOD Club was electrifying and energizing. Brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery made there first of two Canadian stops of their Spring tour. Fans have eagerly awaited for the Australian indie-rock band to come back to Toronto and Atlas Genius did not disappoint the sold out crowd.
Earlier in the night, Secret Weapons and Skylar Grey opened up respectively with incredible sets of their own. Later in the night, Atlas Genius, accompanied by their touring bandmates, took to the stage with all the power and energy they brought with them.
Atlas Genius jumped right into it with a laser and light show opener that followed up with “Stockholm”, a single off their 2015 album Inanimate Objects. Following that they performed more songs off the sophomore album including: “The City We Grow”, “Friendly Apes”, and “Levitate”.
The band then transitioned to their older music off their debut album When It Was Now. Playing “Electric”, “If So” and “Symptoms’. Half way through the set, Atlas Genius surprised everyone with an upbeat cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and a cover of Tears For Fears “Everybody Wants To The Rule World”.
The encore was a spectacular end to the show. The energy at The MOD Club was at its highest when Atlas Genius finished with two more songs. A cover of The Weeknd’s “The Hills” and their breakout single “Trojans”.
Throughout the night, lead singer Keith Jeffery was very engaging and quite comical with the audience. Right before the encore, he continued to make jokes with the audience about how he believed that Canada was be a lot like the TV show Degrassi (Keith then openly admitted that Degrassi was his favourite show growing up in Australia!).
From start to finish, the show was exciting and very inviting for the fans. The whole band moved together and fell right into place with their stage dynamics. Even the sold out crowd got into it right from the start of the show. Everyone was clapping, dancing, and singing along to each song performed by Atlas Genius.
As they continue on with the tour, Atlas Genius continues to leave their mark on the music scene in Toronto.