Children Collide played an intimate show at The Annandale Hotel in Sydney to finish off an eventful and turbulent 2012.
As everyone starts to move out of The Metro and on to George Street, I notice a girl chasing someone who grabbed one of the setlists. She slips over on someone's spilled drink and goes flying - but shows no lack of determination and gets straight back up and starts running again.
Harvest brings something different to the Australian festival scene, friendly attendees and a relaxing atmosphere. You can tell you’ve attracted the best kind of people when the huge line snaking its way down the hill isn’t for the bar - but for the vegetarian Indian food stall.
The set was full of beautiful and relaxing moments and was very enjoyable for this reason. I can't help but hope that next time, the crowd can appreciate the music they are there to see more.
Goodgod Small Club is packed early on and it's great to see people watching the support acts. Even when the support act is Palms, who seem to be supporting everyone in Sydney. It's the fourth time I've seen them this year and to their credit they are improving as a live act. They engage with… Continue reading Live Review: Velociraptor and Palms – Goodgod Small Club (04.10.2012)
Children Collide returned to The Metro in Sydney for their ‘Sword to a Gunfight’ tour, showing us why they’re one of the best live bands doing the rounds in Australia. From the moment ‘Chosen Armies’ kicked things off for the night, their energy was high and the sound was loud. Lead singer Johnny Mackay barely… Continue reading Live Review: Children Collide – The Metro Theatre (24.03.2012)
Gung Ho were on stage making the crowd do the awkward shuffle-dance. Their appreciation to be supporting Hunting Grounds was evident early on and their enthusiasm only grew throughout the set. The only thing that let them down was a disappointing mix in the last song – the bass was too loud for the small… Continue reading Live Review: Hunting Grounds and Gung Ho – Goodgod Small Club (10.08.2012)
Friday The site was muddy when punters walked in and despite the sun shining; we were later hit by a storm. Rain came out of nowhere, followed by 20 minutes of hail. The sun was back as quickly as it had left, leaving most confused and some drenched by what happened. Howler won new fans… Continue reading Live Review: Splendour in the Grass Festival – Byron Bay (27 – 29.07.2017)
The somewhat androgynous and Sonic Youth-esque Ravonettes played a set that showcased all of their albums and diversity. Ranging between melancholy at the start and rocking at the end, they were successful in getting everyone’s attention. They continued to thank us for watching and commented on how much they love being in Sydney, before playing… Continue reading Live Review: The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Raveonettes – Metro Theatre (17.05.2012)
Brisbane-based The Trouble With Templeton are on stage at Oxford Art Factory, enchanting the audience with their laidback acoustic style. The lead singer is quite the conversationalist, as is evident between each song when he addresses the crowd. He said he’s enjoyed his stay in Sydney so far and thanks us for having him but… Continue reading Live Review: Husky and The Trouble With Templeton – Oxford Art Factory (03.05.2012)