A SOLD OUT SHOW! The Currumbin Sound Lounge (rsl club) a unique venue to hold a rock gig. On a daily basis, this place is a quiet local bar and bistro and a hangout for retired folk. Upstairs of the bistro is a big long room with a great sound system called the ‘sound lounge’. Groups such as Violent Soho, Twin Haus, Jay de Mascis and loads more have played shows here, so the venue sure has a decent capacity and setup. Heading along to the gig with a couple of mates, we rolled in to an already packed venue which was awesome to see, and the Friday night atmosphere was in full swing. The majority of the crowd would of been in there 30’s and 40’s which struck me by surprise. You could tell there were some serious fans getting around. The only support band, who call themselves Babaganouj got the crowd vibing and warmed up nicely for what was to come. Also I want to throw in that the beer of choice was rubbish (Carlton dry and Jim beam cans). The main bar that had a bit more variety was a longggggggg wait, so unless you were happy with a Carlton dry or Jimmy, you had to stick it out for a little while to get something nice.
British India didn’t fluff around, with a 20 minute interval after Babganouj finished, the boys came in loud and fast with some of their older tracks and the whole place flooded in shoulder to shoulder (most already pretty tipsy) bopping and singing along. GOOD VIBES. As the songs progressed the band progressed in their performance with all members walking around stage flinging there guitars around and really getting into it trying to make it as lively and crazy as they could for an indie rock gig. The hit songs started coming out like ‘I can’t make you love me’ and ‘plastic souvenir’ going down well, with many of the crowd dancing and frothing. The set which went for an hour or so was solid but when they finished the sold out crowd were still a little bit peckish for dessert, so as soon as the boys walked off stage there was immediate chanting and protest for an encore! And completely unexpectedly they ripped back on stage and tore into a Rage Against The Machine track ‘Killing in the name’ which was heavy and huge, and in my bias opinion of liking heavier music; it could have been the best song they played. They killed it and it was such a good way to end their show.
Reviewer - Tadhg Platt