Bigsound was markedly more organised and fun Thursday night, however, this didn’t stop the local Brisbane music-police pouring in from West End and New Farm and stinking up the place with more folded arms and less than supportive attitudes.
Ahhh Bigsound. The biggest mid-week traffic the Valley sees apart from public holidays and the Ekka. The spread of venues this year was a bit larger than it was in previous years, but thank goodness that the level of music snobbery was down.
Eves, the artist formerly known as Hannah Karydas, kicked off the night in truly impressive style. Hannah is soulful beyond her 19 years, with a remarkable penchant for the experimental.
As soon as I entered Black Bear Lodge, I was convinced I was in the wrong venue. There were all these good-looking men and women drifting around – and I knew nobody. This never happens in our overwhelmingly small city, where you have to avoid being intoxicated in public because all your skinny latte customers are sitting in the corner, eagerly watching you expose your private life to unfamiliar eyes.
They’re a band that received quite a bit of recognition these past few months. Through stories, word of mouth or otherwise, The Paper Kites have had people talking about their soft, folky/poppy sounds.
It’s clear that when the truly dedicated are lining up for a show at 9am, some 14 hours before the head line even take to stage, that the show is massively anticipated by a massively dedicated fan base.