Last time I tried to see them I caught the final half of their epic final song. This time, I was there before the band was.
Hometown: London, but the band features two lads from the UK, a Canadian lead singer, and an American on bass.
Volume: Insanely loud. Their wall of fuzzy guitars, penchant for Dinosaur Jr melodic noise and love of all things My Bloody Valentine made my ears bleed.
Songs: Varied. Amongst “The Swan” and “Coared” they have a few tunes that get into sprawling territory. Throughout it all though,hat shredding guitar line is what their trademark remains.
Audience make-up: Heaps of dudes. Many who would have lived through the 90’s the first time.
What’s next: The band have been recording their debut album themselves (bassist Dean is a producer too) in a cottage on Cornwall, and studio space in London. They hope to have it out in the second half of 2013. For now, check out their delicious fuzz here.
Do you remember a band called Braids? They didn’t make a huge impact in Australia, but one of the singers from that band now has a side-project called Blue Hawaii.
Set-up on stage: A coupla samplers, a mic, two humans.
Shout-outs: To the community of Montreal. The scene in that bilingual town is strong, and I definitely could picture the parties, art openings and darkened rooms Blue Hawaii would have played in.
Highlight: Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s voice. It’s a beauty.
Verdict: Pretty sounds but I didn’t hear many songs. It’s been a theme of this week…
- Zan Rowe