Petit Biscuit wrapped up the East Coast portion of his Presence tour last weekend in NYC and Washington D.C and is now on his way to the West Coast. We attended last week's show at Terminal 5 and our expectations were met with an energy-filled set along with solid support from Manila Killa and Wingtip.
Our night started with catching the latter half of Wingtip's set where he showed off his vocal talents and ability to get the crowd grooving. He finished with thanking the crowd for possibly "being the largest crowd I've ever played for." Manila Killa took to the decks at around 9:40 PM and played a set that felt more house-influenced than his recent Electric Zoo set. He made two die-hard fans ecstatic when he waved to them holding an old Manila Killa jersey - very wholesome. His newest solo release, "Run Away", was well-received and hearing it live helped me enjoy it more after not blowing me away on first listen.
By 10:50 PM, the crowd was more than ready to dance away to Petit Biscuit.
His musical setup, which was crucial to producing Presence, consisted of his guitar, launchpad, drum pads, and keyboard which he used equally throughout the night. Each use was methodical, going back to how clear the vision for his first album was. His set felt like waves on a beach. It would go from minutes of high-energy thanks to "Waterfall" and his newly released "Suffer", to a slowed-down version of "Sunset Lover," to a bass-inspired edit of "Wake Up," then back down to the slower "Follow Me". Through his constant use of the launchpad, I couldn't help but think of Madeon's "Pop Culture" and wonder how much influence he had on Petit Biscuit's sound.
The visuals felt heavily inspired by Odesza's immaculate attention to detail, but that wasn't a bad thing. Strong visuals capture the attention of fans and provide a deeper experience for people to get lost in and connect to.
To close, he gave genuine thanks to the crowd, as well as to all the French fans, for being so lively and the entire crew that helped put the show together. That was great to see because even at a younger age, he understands how much work is being put into making sure his shows are a success.
Overall, we think Petit Biscuit is having a great tour due to his energy on stage, live visuals, and strength at taking advantage of the soaring popularity of live musical sets. Be sure to grab tickets here!