Sunday, 24 October 2010

Auraltered State #5: Fucked and Horse Macgyver at Performance Space, CarriageWorks 23/10/10

Fucked are fucked, Fucked make fucked music, do fucked covers of songs, more fucked statements etc. But really, Fucked are a Melbourne duo playing abrasive (fucking) noise with a sax, a bunch of pedals, and a drum kit. It was actually kind of great, and I imagine cathartic. I only thought it felt a little over-performed, but in giving it some more thought the music definitely calls for a performative aspect and it would have lessened the whole thing greatly without it. Horse Macgyver (formerly ///▲▲▲\\\) was rulin', throw around words like breakcore, witch house, drag, I don't know what those stupid genres consist of but I enjoyed it (the visuals were pretty great, too). The next Auraltered Space is Wednesday November 10 with The Garbage and The Flowers (!!!!), 6majik9, and Defektro. It's free (thanks, ArtsNSW and dualpLover) and I'll be there despite the fact that I have two essays due the next day.

(You can download Fucked for free here and a Horse Macgyver song here.)

 (Fucked) Macgyver)

Monday, 4 October 2010

R.I.P Society's Success Summit at the Annandale Hotel, 03/10/10

Okay, first let me be out with it and tell you who played: Carborator, Whores, Blank Realm (Brisbane), Boomgates (Melbourne), Royal Headache, Woollen Kits (Melbourne), and Zond (Melbourne). Let me also be out with the statement that every single band was on top of their game and this was a totally cracking mini-festival-thing - I even enjoyed Carborator this time around. I don't want to be one of those people that can't criticise anything, but really, this was a treat. My favourites of the night probably were Blank Realm who I just cannot help but be in awe of, and Zond who 'slayed' if I am allowed to use that word. I'm fairly sure they just destroyed everyone in the best way possible with their wall of sound. Both are bands I have seen before and both beat my incredibly high expectations of them - even surprised me with how fucking excellent they were. Honourable mention to Boomgates, the new Melbourne super-group (with a pedigree of Dick Diver, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Twerps, and Teen Archer you'd almost expect competing egos, but it seems to work really nicely) who play the catchiest summer-jam pop songs.

Overall I'd say a grand success indeed. Pretty sure Eternal Soundcheck should have some videos up soon.


Blank Realm


Royal Headache

Woollen Kits




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