After releasing one of the most loved tracks ‘Carol’ in 2015 and preaching about how they don’t wanna be a Christmas ham, The Peep Tempel decided to record a brand new album ‘Joy’ which made a whole lot of people stoked. This album tour made everyone well and truly prepared for The Peep Tempel’s show at Miami Shark Bar, for bodies thrashing around and some serious mosh pit death holes. Event company, Minimum Wage Club were responsible for this gig as well as some other epic shows including Bad/Dreems and Skeggs to name just a few, so we were well in for a goodie.
When a gig has awesome support acts it makes it that little bit better, Byron Bay based bands Feeling Dave and Mini Skirt were on the bill which was a good choice regarding the taste of music the people at this gig have.. thrashy rock goodness. Feeling Dave were first to kick off the evening, a 3 piece from Byron Bay who formed 3 years ago but only recently making waves within the industry. They have a really classic pop/punk sound that loads of people were digging, especially some lady absolutely slaying the dance floor. The lead singer really made me think he must like his Dead Kennedys because man his voice sounds like Jello Biafra.
The old watering hole for a lot of punters at the gig was filling up quite rapidly, I was sure this gig was going to be sold out really soon. Another Byron band took stage, Mini Skirt these guys are known for their punchy riffs and fast paced tracks. After playing grunge infused day festival Sounds Of The Suburbs, they’ve really built a tight nit group of fans, which was displayed whilst they made their way through their set. You can always expect a gnarly mosh with these guys, people just love to throw their bodies into the unknown….
And The Peep Tempel, mannnn honestly I’ve only recently started to love these guys after doing an interview with Blake not too long ago, his sweet charming nature really baffled me and made me even more intrigued with this band because like the others on the lineup, I thought they were punk old dudes who saluted their middle fingers to the sky, but no what a bunch of sweet dudes. I asked Blake what kind of antics can we expect from the shows and he told me ‘I just want everyone to look out for each other’, well nice guys with epic punk/rock tunes, what a damn good combo. With loads of new tracks off their new albums ‘Joy’, including ‘Rayguns’, Kalgoorlie’ and more, and to top off the epic set was the song we all know and love, ‘Carol’, everyone screaming ‘I don’t think Trevor is good for you’, this Trevor bloke should be feeling pretty threatened now. Blake the lead singer even starting bleeding because he was ripping up his guitar too much, true rock and roll.
What an epic show, excellent supports, venue, crowd etc etc etc.
Reviewer: Sarah McEwan
Photography: Josh Cumming