Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Disco at Oxford Art Factory

Supported by Royal Headache, Holy Balm and Absolute Boys.

Who are the Absolute Boys? I only found out who they "might" be the night before and this was enough to make me excited, 1 part Eucalpyt, 2 parts Ohana, and the result was fucking awesome. Got about half way through the intro to the first song before realising this was going to be a great band. Pretty sure this was their first show.

Absolute Boys - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 24/09/2009 - 30.54mb - 21 minutes

Holy Balm were up next, first time I've had a chance to record these peeps, they are awesome but it was a bit messy. Still enjoyed.

Holy Balm - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 24/09/2009 - 32.31mb - 23 minutes

Yes I know I only saw Royal Headache 7 days ago but I was pretty excited to see them play in front of such a big crowd, and they nailed it.

Red Rocket
Don't Want To
Two Kinds of Love
Never Again
Psychotic Episode

Royal Headache - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 24/09/2009 - 31.6mb - 22 minutes

I haven't seen My Disco since November last year but dayum, tonight was better than I've ever seen them. Each and every time they started a new song juuust before it started to drag out and kept it pretty tight, was probably also the quietest I've seen them play. I'm doing the set list off memory so let me know what's wrong.

New Song
New Song
You Came to Me Like a Cancer Lain Dormant Until It Blossomed Like a Rose
New Song

My Disco - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 24/09/2009 - 57.7mb - 40 minutes

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Love of Diagrams Album Launch.

Supported by Dead Farmers and Royal Headache.

Pretty standard Royal Headache fare, they were fahking awesome.

Royal Headache - Annandale Hotel, Sydney, 17/09/2009 - 28 minutes - 32.1mb

Pretty standard Dead Farmers fare, they were fahking awesome.

Dead Farmers - Annandale Hotel, Sydney, 17/09/2009 - 29 minutes - 32.6mb

I know I had a bit of a bitch and moan about Love of Diagrams being boring last show, but they were genuinely great this time, new songs as well as jamming out on the end of others worked really well. Show ends pretty suddenly and I had to leave during the encore to get my train.

Love of Diagrams - Annandale Hotel, Sydney, 17/09/2009 - 41 minutes - 58.7mb

Tenniscoats and The Pancakes at Serial Space

Supported by Kyu.

This was the second time seeing Kyu and to be honest, I can't really fault them that much, but they just bore me and seem kinda pointless. Also terrible lyrics. But I can see its appeal and a lot of other people seem to really enjoy them. Did not record.

I'm not usually a twee-as-fuck loving fuck but The Pancakes blew me away, she was just amazing. People compared it to amateur karaoke but I thought she wrote some awesome vocal melodies and made the show genuinely fun for the audience. One problem was that this show was very quiet, so the recording pretty much peaks like crazy at the end of every song when people cheer, so you may want to cover your ears.

The Panckes - Serial Space, Sydney, 11/09/2009 - 33 minutes - 45.75mb

Tenniscoats were awesome, awesome awesome awesome, but it doesn't convert at all into a recording and was just way to quiet to salvage. Hate to say it, but you had to be there.