Tuesday, February 2, 2010
From Rave Magazine
I Heart Hiroshima / Dick Diver / Bigstrongbrute
Sunday January 24
Dick Diver are an impressively coherent band in terms of musicianship, but their sloppy stage clothes [!] and sloppier banter (including a ridiculously awkward song intro about semi-pedophiliac old men) get in their way. Rad tunes, though.
- Chad Parkhill
Monday, February 1, 2010
Coffee is a tonic
to humidity more
Frangipanes or a
fronting the street
off somewhere else
Stilt houses on the opposite bank mark the tide.
The river eats into the edge. At Cyber City you can get
a beer and a Laksa for not much. On the footpath we
saw a lizard sunning on a step. Thick cut. Its oblivion
to the cameras would make a set jealous. You didn't
want to be anything else. In The Valley
disco-ball flicker migrates round the room
like sun reflected off the river or a geometric flash
of skin at the lights. A security sticker offers refuge
from the pedestrian street.
a glimpse from
Kangaroo Point -
apartments, cranes on
the ridge, virtu.
Our trip to Brisbane was great fun! Touring rules and we wanna come to your city! (already planning more interstate trips as I type this).
Saturday we played at the Clubhouse in the Valley. Cops, speedo-frocks and fights. Baptism of fire, very fun gig! Kitchen's Floor were a highlights you should check them out when they come to Melbourne in early March.
Other highlights on Saturday were: Burger Urge (Tom), Frangipanes, basking lizard, Rupe & Louise's Accom. "Spring Hill Terraces", La Roux (sadly bulletproof only played twice though, or was it three times), and MGMT's Electric Feel which tom beefed-up by playing along to during the line check as the DJ wasn't too keen on stopping short his set.
Sunday was a polar opposite to the Clubhouse: day show, all ages, posh gaff. Played at the very swanky Brisbane Powerhouse with Big Strong Brute who were cool, and I Heart Hiroshima who understandably stole the show. Show was packed, everyone loved it, Suzie signing autographs and standing for photos after with streams of people. For good reason: I'd never seen them live before and really enjoyed the set, especially Suzie on kit who is genuinely vivacious and awesome to watch.
Sunday highlights: Smoke machine, Andrew Bartlett bought our EP!, being championed as bastions of anti-paedophilia movement by discerning punter, being told we should change our name for sake of taste by discerning punter, Cyber City, late night Callipo, Bundaberg 'Peachy' drink.
Monday: guerilla pool swim, GoMa, mingled lethargy/relaxed state of mind, seeing Al mont on arrival in Brunny
(Photos to come!)