Larry Heath: Hi Jon, Its Larry from the AU review, how are you going.
Jon Toogood: Yeah good thanks Larry
LH: I understand you pretty much just jumped off an airplane. How was it.
JT: It was…. Mmmmm, pretty uneventful. I have just come down from Auckland to Wellington to see my daughter for her birthday. She just turned 20 so it’s the big Two Oh.
LH: The teen years are over.
As first opener Leon Thomas see-sawed between beige and vitality, he never quite landed anywhere. A man and his guitar, he had the oft-difficult spot as first support, playing to a large room scattered with few punters and seated early birds, so one can always sympathize, but Thomas’ heartfelt, electric verse didn’t do much to sway me.
The Adults supported by Scientists of Modern Music played the Oxford Art Factory main bar, while Gooch Palms played downstairs in the Gallery Bar. Pete Dovgan was there with his camera and brings you these photos...
And here we go for another week! First up as always is our video of the week, this week belonging to The Jezabels' "Endless Summer" - the first single off their highly anticipated debut album Prisoner (due in store 16 September). It's a stunning track - we already knew that - which now has an equally impressive music video to boot. You can never have enough pretty girls and horses in any music video, we do say!
The faces are familiar but the sounds will be fresh when THE ADULTS hit the stage for their much-anticipated first live shows. Individually, Jon Toogood (Shihad), Shayne Carter (Dimmer, Straitjacket Fits) and Julia Deans (Fur Patrol) are three of New Zealands most respected musicians. Collectively they are creating something new and unexpected.
BIGSOUND CELEBRATES 10 YEARS WITH HUGE LIVE MUSIC ANNOUNCEMENT
Australia’s biggest celebration of breaking artists and industry networking has reached a new milestone with the first announcement today of its BIGSOUND LIVE program, boasting some of the country’s hottest acts.