This week saw me attend two very different but equally as fun gigs.
I’d been looking forward to seeing Elizabeth Rose for a while and when I finally saw her tiny little frame flaunting her signature midriff and baggy pant combo on stage I instantly saw that any hype surrounding her is most definitely deserved. Everyone was sucked into her bubble of electronic sounds and fun vocal melodies, as Rose triggered various harmonies and effects. She dons the cutest most sensual dance moves, based mostly around tapping her feet and swaying her hips to the beat. Such a babe. At times she looked a little scared and I was left searching for a bit of crowed interaction, but it’s nothing to moan about.
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King Gizzard And The Wizard Lizard are a band I’m not overly familiar with but think 80′s surf trip and you’ve got King Gizzard. It turned out to be a fun gig and I’m sure most people there were fairly blazed, me being one them. A set full of long jams proved to work for them as the packed venue appreciated. Check them out if you’re into that type of thing.
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Last weekend I attended the newest little music festival, Mountain Sounds. Below you will find my review, which is vague to say the least. My recollection of the day is somewhat blurred but one thing I do know is that I had a fucking wicked day. I should probably try to be a bit more professional but where’s the fun in that right?
The Line-up displayed plenty of talented local bands including The Young Lions, Theives, Tropical Zombie, Sealegs, Elliot The Bull and The Lazy’s to name a few. Main headliners to grace the MS stage were Emma Louise, Snakadaktal, Jinja Safari, Ball Park Music and Sticky Fingers.
Mountain Sounds Review
If you don’t know who Elliot The Bull are you should probably get on that shit. They are one of the stand out local bands the coast has to offer who continuously deliver quality music at an incredibly high level. Not mention they’re a bunch of lovely guys who know how to work hard for what they want. Below is the link to their brand new video clip Colourblind, the first single from their yet to be released Ep ‘Dazed’. Such a catchy tune. I found myself singing it for a good day after I heard it. And how cool is the video! The team at Oh Yeah Wow certainly have wowed with this one.
Elliot The Bull – Colourblind
I came across this video yesterday and I COULD NOT TAKE MY EYES OFF IT. No words can describe just how flawless JT’s performance was on Jimmy Fallon. Honestly didn’t think I could love him anymore but of course he’s done it again. AND THAT band! He certainly wouldn’t have pulled off such a polished performance without that band. They were so well rehearsed and just absolutely freaking nailed it! I’d love to see more of this happening.
I’ve noticed Bruno Mars has also adopted this approach to his performances which I ended up enjoying a fair bit and I’ll tell you I’m not much of a Bruno Mars fan. But by more of this I don’t mean cheesy X-Factor/Pitbull esk extravaganzas with huge light shows, slutty dancers and outfits that look impossible to move in. We have Lady Ga Ga for that. I mean pure well practiced musicians, putting in 100% with some small choreographed moves and a whole lot of heart and soul. So do yourself a favour and watch JT’s performance, it will blow your mind.
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