The night kicked off at The Zoo with Set Sail. The Sydney band absolutely blew me away! Another name randomly picked off a list, the band are indie pop at it’s finest. The three piece, with added bass, not only play stellar tunes, but are also well presented and put on one hell entertaining show.
There are few moments in your life where you allow a stranger to dunk their hands in fluoro paint and go wild on your face, without even a hello or a drink. But tonight’s gig wasn’t about looking good but feeling good. The feeling of being a part of something; being part of a nomadic community where you just didn’t give a shit about looking like a clown because you were part of an inclusive, all-welcoming crowd. This was the mood at Jive for the Set Sail gig; a mixture of fans, family and the three bands all mixed and mingling as one.
If you live in Sydney then chances are you’ve already seen Set Sail. The trio started off small, initially by busking in Pitt Street Mall. The plan was to make some money and fund an overseas trip. But things then snowballed so much that they achieved that goal by busking through Europe and then they scored a spot at the recent ARIA Awards.
2012 hasn't been the smoothest running year for Set Sail, it's fair to say. Making the news earlier in the year with the deportation of lead singer Brandon Hoogenboom from Australia, Set Sail have proven to have gotten back of top of things, with a brand new EP being released today and a huge run of launch shows announced, lead singer in tow.
Excellent week of releases with a little bit of everything in there. We have a fair few releases from new bands like Silent Empathy and Inmate but there's also plenty of pop, dance and other genres including a release from Ministry of Sound and one from Raw and another from Matt Nathanson and classics The Cults.
Following a month-long tussle with the Department Of Immigration And Citizenship, Sydney trio Set Sail are pleased to announce the return of their lead singer Brandon Hoogenboom and a run of new dates.
From the streets of New York to LA, it's cops, secos and a whole lot of bums as Set Sail makes their way from coast to coast. Follow them as they start their journey across America!
We're back with another six videos for Music Video Monday. We kick things off with our video of the week. It's Set Sail performing "Bittersweet Symphony" in their underwear at Desigual London.