Just back from seeing day one of the Caloundra music festival:
British India started with a horrendous mix and I thought I ws gonna be in for a day of windy swirly rubbish but the engineer got his act together and I really enjoyed this band. The lead guitarist is brilliant; they need a better drummer if they want to improve. The front man did very well.
Kingswood were DULL DULL DULL. Avoid at all costs.
Pseudo Echo were a complete surprise package. They were brilliant. Brian Canham was in excellent form and worked the crowd really well; oldies dancing everywhere. The double Keytar attack was insane coupled with the electro drums. The mix was super clinical as was the bands performance. The synth bass nearly blew the roof off.
Spiderbait. FMD. Haven’t seen these guys for about 15 years but came up to see them on my birthday for a bit of fun. It was the best gig I have seen them play despite the limited 1 hour time slot.
They blew the crowd away with a selection of tunes from “Old Man Sam” to “Straight from the Sun” (which was an excellent intro to the set). The audience from 12 year olds to 60 year olds loved it. The mosh pit was too much for some and there was an early procession of young girls away from the front who couldn’t cope with the pressure.
Drummer/singer Kram was in intense form, up from the drums revving up the crowd, running around, back to the drums, donning all hats thrown at him. At one stage all 3 band members were wearing silly hats donated by the audience.
Such a great gig, they didn’t hold back one bit. Plenty of people know them for their hits but this was no pop gig. Spiderbait went all out in your face hard aussie rock. As one of their songs encouraged us to sing, “You’re fucken awesome”