The release of their devilish new track ‘Danger I Am’ could only foretell that the New wave, Power pop band of Melbourne were going to bring an unstoppable force up the coast of Australia for their single launch tour.
A whole heap of machine smoke (and I mean a lot), brought local Brisbane band The Bacchanales to the stage, bringing poignant and emotive lyrics and melodies to celebrate the band’s latest release ‘Sandcastles’. The indie rock band got the crowd grooving with their towering vocals and rhythmic guitar riffs.
The glitter brigade took to the stage next. With dirty moustaches and a mischievous attitude, The Good Sports previewed tunes from their latest LP ‘Peak Performance’. Funnily enough, their psychedelic reverb and interesting stage presence (to say the least), did indeed produce a ‘peak performance’ for the night. The drummer of the band Bridie, just so happened to be celebrating her birthday that night – meaning we were lucky enough to hear what I can say is the best interpretation of the birthday song I’ve ever heard.
The crowd was instantly knocked out of the trance they were put in by the supporting acts when Magic Bones opened their set with ‘Round The Block’, and let the crowd know what they had signed themselves up for. Their uniquely powerful voices complementing each other and charisma on stage made it obvious how far they’re headed in the future. Their last song contained a pitch-perfect cover of the B-52’s ‘Rock Lobster’ proved a finally that left us absolutely gob smacked with rockabilly goodness. As air-conditioned as the room was, there were still sweat beads running of people’s faces by the end of the set.
By Bree Garland