It’s a late Friday night, work is done and the weekend has arrived. There’s anticipation in the air. You can taste it…
City Riots, Go Violets, Lurch & Chief @ Alhambra Lounge, November 8, 2012
Before starting, this writer would like to apologise for not being able to review Lurch & Chief due to unforeseen circumstances. Sorry guys.
Despite a rain soaked and dreary Brisbane, Gypsy and the Cat still managed to successfully bring their glistening, summery, weekend-appropriate indie-pop music to Brisbane's HiFi bar last Saturday night.
And here was this writer thinking hipsters didn’t like loud music. Entering the relatively new (and extremely loud) club on Ann St, the Halloween theme is very much in-your-face – so much so, they even have face-painting. While the venue projects the latest episode of ‘The Walking Dead’ on its walls, the concept of the undead is not unlike the current state of the patrons – scattered and staggering for sustenance.
It seems that Psychedelica runs through the band's blood stream as Tame Impala delivers second album Lonerism that can transport listeners to lucid dreams and beyond.
With tracks ranging from 50 seconds to six minutes, it is clear that the Australian trio is not giving up their artistic expression or their experimental ways that they are known for. This album is asking can you dig it?
On Friday evening, away from the hype of Valley Fiesta, Brisbane's longest-running live music venue The Zoo was housing an independent live music showcase to launch alt-country outfit Texas Tea's 3rd album, Sad Summer Hits.
The merch desk was awash with Texas tea towels, Texas teaspoons, Texas T-shirts (you get the idea) as well as copies of the last two singles "I Don't Write No Sad Songs" and "Heart Says Yes (Head Says No)", released on flexi-disk and cassette, respectively. The bar was selling a $6 Texas Tea brew of Sangria and with Summer just under a week away, I was already warming up to the evening.