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Live Review: Stonefield, The Delta Riggs, and Kingswood – The Standard (27.04.2012)

Kingswood are the first band on stage and they set the ‘70s rock feel early in the night.  Lead singer Fergus Linacre is full of energy as he walks through the crowd and lands on the drum kit at the end of the set. Their music is loud and unrelenting and Linacre is an excellent… Continue reading Live Review: Stonefield, The Delta Riggs, and Kingswood – The Standard (27.04.2012)

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Live Review: The Rubens, Sures, and OXBLVD – Goodgod Small Club (16.04.2012)

OXBLVD start the night at Goodgod Small Club, the lead singer looks the part of a country/blues/rock band with a wide-brimmed hat and boots. The band’s energy on stage is infectious, they’re obviously comfortable playing together and in front of an audience. They definitely would have won some fans by giving away copies of their… Continue reading Live Review: The Rubens, Sures, and OXBLVD – Goodgod Small Club (16.04.2012)

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Live Review: Tumbleweed, The Treatment, and Cabins – The Annandale (14.04.2012)

Cabins were the first band on stage at The Annandale and as more people shuffled in, the better they seemed to play. They’re a band doing the rounds of small Sydney venues and their work has started to pay off.  Their sexy cover of Edwyn Collins’s 'Never Met a Girl Like You Before' just keeps getting better. They have a definite stage presence that has improved along with… Continue reading Live Review: Tumbleweed, The Treatment, and Cabins – The Annandale (14.04.2012)

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Live Review: Ball Park Music, Nantes, and Cub Scouts – The Factory Theatre (01.04.2012)

Cub Scouts were on stage when I got to The Factory and they sounded amazing. The small group at the front of the stage who weren’t sitting around on the floor were appreciative of the Brisbane five-piece’s efforts. Songs 'Evie' and 'Do You Hear' get a great response, no doubt thanks to the recent airplay they’ve received… Continue reading Live Review: Ball Park Music, Nantes, and Cub Scouts – The Factory Theatre (01.04.2012)

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Live Review: Bombay Bicycle Club and Megastick Fanfare – Metro Theatre (29.03.2012)

Sydney band Megastick Fanfare were the support act for Bombay Bicycle Club and looked excited to be opening for them. If only their enthusiasm could have improved the sound in their set. There’s a bit of feedback from an amp early on, the mix doesn’t do the number of instruments on stage any justice and it’s impossible… Continue reading Live Review: Bombay Bicycle Club and Megastick Fanfare – Metro Theatre (29.03.2012)

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Live Review: Underground Lovers and The Laurels – Oxford Art Factory (17.02.2012)

The Laurels use their shoe gaze style and long guitar solos to create a psychedelic atmosphere and it’s easy to get lost in. They win over a gradually filling Oxford Art Factory with their dreamy vocals and clear enthusiasm. It’s hard to stay focused with their dreamy sound making your mind drift and lose concentration… Continue reading Live Review: Underground Lovers and The Laurels – Oxford Art Factory (17.02.2012)

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Live Review: The Drums and Cults – Metro Theatre (08.02.2011)

It’s usually a bad sign when you can hear people’s conversations over the band that’s playing. And, disappointingly, this was the case for most of Cults’ set. This was a band who don’t look comfortable playing together and who aren’t sure of what to do with themselves on stage. Lead singer Madeleine Filon doesn’t move… Continue reading Live Review: The Drums and Cults – Metro Theatre (08.02.2011)

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Live Review: Anna Calvi and Twin Shadow – Oxford Art Factory (06.02.2012)

Twin Shadow look comfortable on stage together from the start of their set at Oxford Art Factory, opening for one Anna Calvi in their joint Laneway Festival sideshow. Every instrument sounds clear, all members on stage are painfully cool and fashionable-looking and the crowd are clearly enjoying themselves. Singer George Lewis Jnr’s vocals aren’t loud… Continue reading Live Review: Anna Calvi and Twin Shadow – Oxford Art Factory (06.02.2012)

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Live Review: Stone Parade, Freestate, and Is it Her – The Gaelic (03.02.2012)

The Gaelic looks full when I enter but there’s a lot of room at the front, close to the stage. The crowd are hanging back through Sydney band Is It Her’s set which is disappointing, since this band are energetic and look like they’re having fun. Even their rocking cover of The Killers’ ‘Mr Brightside’… Continue reading Live Review: Stone Parade, Freestate, and Is it Her – The Gaelic (03.02.2012)

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Live Review: Active Child, Caitlin Park, and Oliver Tank – Oxford Art Factory (29.01.2012)

The Oxford Art Factory is close to full while first performer of the night, Oliver Tank, plays an interesting but somewhat quiet set. The sound on stage doesn’t fade between songs, so all of them blend together nicely. He finishes the set off with single 'Up All Night', which gets a positive reception; it’s just… Continue reading Live Review: Active Child, Caitlin Park, and Oliver Tank – Oxford Art Factory (29.01.2012)