Monday, November 19, 2007

Across The Great Divide @ Claremont Oval, 23.9.07 (Part II)

Part II arrives two months later.

I am not a big fan of Powderfinger, I would not have paid to see the band play if it was not for Silverchair. Anyway they are indeed one of the biggest rock bands in Australia, I believe their live show would not disappoint. Also I enjoy quite a number of the band’s classic pop rock hits.

After such spectacular show from Silverchair, the crowd was in for another wait as Powderfinger set up to take to the stage and close the show.

Compared to the flamboyant and theatric Daniel Johns, Bernard Fanning looked more like an easy going bloke sporting his new cropped hair cut.

The band opened with Head Up In The Clouds, then carried on with past hits like Waiting For The Sun, Love Your Way, and Already Gone. Tracks from their latest album Dream Days at the Hotel Existence are also thrown into the mixed set, such as I Don’t Remember and Who Really Cares.

Highlights of the set include a stirring solo version of Black Tears by Bernard Fanning and a sweet acoustic version of Sunsets on both wings of the stage. Crowd-favourites like These Days, My Happiness and On My Mind triggered some massive sing-along near the end of the set.

The band played a genuine set of lovely soft rock – such a contrast to the loud and fast preceding set, but have no doubt delighted the crowd.

Head Up In The Clouds
Waiting For The Sun
Lost & Running
Love Your Way
I Don't Remember
Already Gone
Who Really Cares
Black Tears
These Days
My Happiness
On My Mind


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Friday, November 16, 2007

Love Made Visible


Delays make a welcome return with a 5 track limited EP entitled ‘Love Made Visible’. The EP comprises of five new tracks which continues with Delays' usual guitar-driven melody, high vocal harmonies, upbeat rhythm, and synth fills. It displays the warm pop sound similar to the tunes of "Faded Seaside Glamour", but with the intensity and epic aura of You See Colours still preserved. These brilliant tracks should keep the fans satisfied until the release of the new album, "Everythings the Rush", which is due for an early 2008 release.

Delays - Love Made Visible
Delays - Panic Attacks
Delays - Slow Burn


Saturday, November 03, 2007

Don’t You Wanna Be Relevant?

The Cribs

Wakefield trio, The Cribs have released a double A-side single from their Kapranos produced album 'Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever'. Coupled with album opener 'Our Bovine Public', the new track 'Don’t You Wanna Be Relevant?’ is a classic Cribs' track with a familiar arsenal of jangly guitar riffs, new-waved drumbeats and sing-along chorus. The Jarman brothers aren't strikingly original, but yet, they are definitely masters in making infectious indie-rock music. Being their most listenable work yet, 'Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever' is no doubt a Brit-punk gem with ridiculously catchy melody.

The Cribs - Our Bovine Public
The Cribs - Don’t You Wanna Be Relevant?

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