It’s a temperate autumn evening, which means one’s jacket can be left in the car with the knowledge that you won’t succumb to frostbite. Midnight Juggernauts are a force to be reckoned with, closing their set with stellar hit “Into the Galaxy” and segues smoothly to the other worldly sound of headliners Tame Impala .
There’s something about The Temper Trap that puts you in a happy, calm and chilled out mood. It’s a combination of their incredibly easy to listen to sound, their Mr Nice Guy persona... and that voice. The ever-so cool voice of The Temper Trap frontman Dougy Mandagi. With this killer combination, The Temper Trap have the ability to transport you to a carefree, happy place – particularly when they're performing live.
Some fantastic photos from Rebecca Houlden at The Temper Trap and Alpine gig in Melbourne!
Through recorded means, The xx is the perfect music for mellowing out, studying, even falling asleep. But just because the London trio have such a minimal and chilled sound does not mean they aren’t capable of providing an engaging live show that will have you buzzing and believe it or not, bopping.
The xx brought their massive show to the Festival Hall in Melbourne on Friday night and Perri Cassie was there to capture all the action. Buzz band Jagwar Ma were the supports for the evening.
For the majority of punters who are at the gig on a very sultry Thursday night, it is with fond nostalgia for the Stone Roses, a band who pioneered the “Madchester” sound, characteristic of bands who formed out of Manchester in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
The annual Falls Festival always delivers a great bunch of bands to our shores and since the festival itself is quite expensive I generally look forward to the sideshows that come out of it. With a double header from Two Door Cinema Club and The Vaccines, I think that this was this year's winner.
Loud, brash and never afraid to speak their minds, Boston’s Dropkick Murphys have won worldwide acclaim with their in-your-face, Celtic-infused punk rock. With a new album due for release this month and a string of Australian dates later this year, we speak to Dropkick Murphys frontman and bass guitarist Ken Casey about the year that was 2012 and what’s next for the band.
A hot summers night at Melbourne’s Festival Hall isn’t something I’d normally be excited about but this was the exception. Actually, if the inside of Festival Hall felt hot before Alexisonfire took to the stage, then as their set progressed it could only be described as reaching inferno. For every patron in the room was moving in some way and those lucky enough to have secured floor tickets made use of every square inch of Festival Hall’s GA area, creating endless circle pits and bouncing along to every song. For this show would be the last time Alexisonfire play in Australia in their impressive 11 year stint as a band.