Sunday, May 24, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
This Party Sucks consists of two ex Queenslanders sharing guitar/drum/vocal duties, lending each others musical strengths unto one accurate depiction of what it would be like if one combined Gutters and Nite School. The set starts with Hannah on guitar/vocals, with Andrea drumming. So familiar territory given their backgrounds. Songs were pretty basic, limited to blocky bar-the-same-fret power chords, drums the usual 4/4 beat. Vocals good though. Fun. Ten Minutes.
MATTHEW BROWN (SOARING SYNTH SOUNDSCAPE)
Laying pensive on the ground stretched over a bulky Synth, Matthew Brown's set starts with harmonising chords creating a moody atmosphere. Sparse notes devour the chords, in a precise manner. Called a Synth master by peers, Matthew's performance is driven and seemingly planned - which unlike most Synth based performances has a direction which lends it to being interesting, well thought out and controlled. Eighteen minutes.
ARTS AND CRAFTS (JAM SESH W/ MATES)
Three piece guitar/drum/bass band Arts and Craft's instrumental set reflected older more tradititonal styles of 'rock n roll'. Some interesting 'riffs' reminscent of Brisbane's old favourites Turnpike. Bouncy bass lines, strong drums and scratchy guitar sounds - enjoyable, albeit self indulgent. Eighteen minutes.
NO NEWS (SLACK EMOTIONS)
No News are from sydney, are an acoustic guitar, low nonchalant vocals and the barest percussion. They open with what is announced as a wasted sperm cover, being summerwinds.
No News were really likable, they only played three songs but it was really good. Eight minutes.
Acid Casualty are Mai, Lei and Hannah. Much like this party sucks, Hannah makes a swap with Lei halfway through, only this time theres a more distinct change in style, given their differing guitar styles. They play four songs, with Lei fronting the band for the first two and Hannah the second two. The first two are pretty reminscent of me mu, but more straight forward with basic drums. Mai's basslines bounce around the songs playfully, giving the songs an extra level of interest where the bass would usually sit in the background for any other band. Hannah's vocals for the second half were right good. Check it outtttt. First song was really catchy. Ten minutes.
SUPER STAR (LOOPY PEDALLED NOTES)
Featuring looped guitar and various keyboard/synths - Super Star's set has a jaunty feel to it, the high short plucky guitar brings a new fresh, interesting face to the normally lacking guitar loop bands. The synth is placed in the background, used as a foundation. The lowfi, buzzing tones gives Super Star the light and shade contrast. Conjured up images of the Willy Wonka boat ride. Twenty Minutes.
MARL KARX (UNREVIEWABLE)
ABSOLUTEN CALFUETRAIL (SELF HELP GURU)
Sunday, February 22, 2009
HEART FLEW LIKE AN ARROW (PUB FIGHT)
Heartflew tonight were represented by Adam Rogers (I would go as far to say he embodies heartflew), Ryan Potter and Andrew Mclellan. So all as usual save the only sturdy female member, Mac. So tonight was akin to a night out without the girls, a boy's club if you will. Usually around the tail end of the set, Adam gets really frustrated and aggressive, tonight the axis is reversed almost. Faced with equiptment failure in doses, Adam tosses his guitar aside and leaves the stage. Bree of Loomer stops him, and he gets back to the stage, where Bree swaps Adam's faulty keyboard with her own. Only still, the momentum of the set before this is dashed with an uneasy feeling of whether the set should have continued. Otherwise pretty exciting. Eighteen minutes.
LOOMER (HEAT AFFECTED ALTERNA BAND)
Open with one of two new songs, songs of which sound more mature than of heard before. First one plods only with a krautrocky-organicness. New bassist Pat adds moreso to the melodic side of their sound with an octave thing there und there. Second new song sounded a bit like Deerhunter. Bree's vocals were a little lazy during the first half, but the rest was good. She let loose and moved around ETC. Harry passed out at the end. Twenty minutes.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Capt. Robbie & the where aren't we Banned?
Yout Dem's botski teams up with Potato Masta for a divine selection of beats and wild vox. Heat didn't prevent audience from becoming involved. More please. 13mins
Matt Kennedy (solo Kitchen's Floor)
Interesting wine-soaked accoustic introspective. End is worth sticking around for, I liked the amp's noise piercing through. Accidental noise star. 12mins
RIC'S 27 Jan 9
Unexpectedly full sound considering the limited sounds he bengins with. Builds up layers using trumpet and some found object light thing which although it had recently destroyed his mixing desk, he decided to push on nonetheless. Nice bicycling music. 13mins
Blank Realm + Mani Neumeirer (I hope I spelled that right...)
I found this combination thrilling to begin with, however I felt that communication between the members was limited, probably due to the small stage at Ric's. The overall performance was good though, Luke's guitar interacting with Mani's drums a highlight. The recording did not turn out well because of the volume, however I will upload when I am able to use someone else's bandwidth.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Set starts with a start-stop yelling, tune. Drums are the highlight within their performance tonight, they are messy and interesting. Guitar is turned down too low and lacks the punch needed to get the audience to their feet. Twenty seven minutes.
MARL KARX (SOBER)
RECORDING WILL BE UP SOON.
Glen and Michaela party down like it's already 2009 with their mixture of clean guitar scrapes and floor tom pounding with "nihilistic" undertones. I liked it. Fifteen minutes.
CAUGHT SHIP (SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT)
Caught Ship debut tonight, consisting of Ben XYSTER and Pat GARCONS, they use an electronic set-up, slam dunking themselves into the man on man electronic music hoop. Good though! nice delay drenched vocals and dual vocal deliveries through the back entrance mate yeah right on thhroughgh thhere. Eight minutes.
KITCHEN'S FLOOR (BACK TO WORK THEN)
Matt, Julia and Glen begin their set with Ground, the vocals are echoed with the previous effects left on from Caught Ship's set. The performance slowly starts to break down, with the New Years VIBE intoxicating to all members. Described by one (BEN XYSTER, CHEERS) as a stray dog attached to a tight leash, the set was not the tightest but possibly the most entertaining Kitchen's Floor set EVA. I liked it. Twenty eight minutes.