Pictured: The Beards.
Pictured: Ball Park Music.
Hot on the heels of their second album ‘Museum’ Ball Park Music continued their relentless touring pace, bringing along new Australian favourites Loon Lake for a night that proved to be filled with excited and questionable dancing, sing a longs, and high energy.
2012 has been a huge year for The Rubens, with much hype generated surrounding their self-titled debut release. On tour in support of the new album, The Rubens graced UOW Unibar with their charismatic presence, to play yet another sold-out show.
It could be the common misconception that winter is a time to slow down, become a homebody, and stay in bed with your electric blanket, a cup of soup and a good book. But in the words from Australian favourites, Bluejuice, ‘Are you gonna get up or are you gonna stay in bed?’ And with a tour such as ‘The Winter of the Discotheque’ coming to a university near you, you would be a fool to pick the latter.
After selling out their Sydney show the night before, Dead Letter Circus were ready to do the same in the gong, as the unibar was packed from doors open.
First band Wolves gave us our dose of indie rock for the night. They played a solid set, the highlight being their JJJ closer "Children".
Totally Unicorn don't care for the people who are too cool for the opening acts, hanging up the back of the venue or headed straight towards the bar. They're here to party, and bollocks to anyone who isn't. Literally within seconds of the first chord ringing out, frontman Drew Gardner bowled himself over near the mixing desk. Then, he belly-flops onto a bystander and drapes himself over the security barrier, dangling precariously atop of it while screaming through the steel mesh.
At the stroke of 8, it felt as though there were more people on stage than amongst the audience as Melbourne sextet Alpine kicked things off. It could have been quite uncomfortable for all involved, but perhaps Alpine's finest quality is their confidence as performers. They present a strong, intrinsic take on indie rock that provides little room for contemporaries or peers. The dual female vocals switch from sweet to sour as if on impulse alone, while the guitars diversify between light and airy tones and scratchy spiked licks.
Melbourne rock band Children Collide are on tour in support of their new album Theory of Everything, and graced Wollongong uni bar with their presence on Saturday, 18th of September.
On arrival at the unibar, a band called The Sun Orchestra were on stage. Quite a delightful sound. I didn't get to see much but was pleasantly surprised to hear such a good first support.