Just a little update of where things are at.
The only let down was the lack-lustre crowd. I’m not sure if it was the venue or lack of alcohol that produced such a quiet crowd for music with such world-infused beats.
On the local front, I’ve managed to see Melbourne-based groups, Kes Band and Love of Diagrams.
Kes Band played a launch at the Hopetoun Hotel for his recent, self-titled release. Kes band have this chemistry on stage thats so joyous to watch, particularly during “A Gentle Elf” when Kes conducts his band to sustain a note longer than on record, catching them (and us) off guard.
With their set composed mainly of new material, Love of Diagrams are very tight on stage with little fault for error. Their bass-heavy, angular sounds surely drifted to the depts of Oxford street.
The night before that, at Spectrum, was a small showcase of some up-and-coming groups and one band on the bill was Chain Gang.
As friends of mine, the next few words are with
out bias. From the start they strike with such force its hard to miss them. Their loud and raw sounds are intense particularly in “Cut Here”. Blink and you might just them. More photos.