Sunday, September 06, 2009

Does It Offend You, Yeah? @ Capitol, Perth 5.9.09

I have longed for a live gig here over in Perth and the day was finally here. They are Rockstars, at least according to one of their songs. Are they really?

Death Disco warmed up the dancefloor with the familiar indie electronic action, robot rock and electro excess, a reminiscent of the good ol' TAG nights. After a fairly long wait, headliners Does It Offend You, Yeah? enter to a reception as feverish as their music. Everything from there on was spectacular from start to finish.

Debut album "You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into" basically wrapped up the main set, except "Epic Last Song". The band performed an energetic and tight set of electro punk performance. Lead singer James Rushent's stage presence was remarkable, jumping and smashing mic stands along the set, while interacting with the crowd durin intermission. He even revealed guitarist Matty's hotel room number, which is rather amusing.

The crowd was all revved up when the band belted out the fans favourite "Being Bad Feels Pretty Good", "Battle Royale" and "Let's Make Out", singing, or should I say shouting along to the lyrics and dancing frenziedly. The band also gave us a taste of their upoming album "Don't Say We Didn't Warn You", playing new tunes like "Monkeys Are Coming" and "Over Your Shoulder", which James claimed that the former is inspired by the annoying people around us.

The best part of DIOYY’s set was unquestionably the encore. "Attack of the 60ft Lesbian Octopus" made us feel like being attacked in a fifties movie, followed by the ballad-ish rendition of "Dawn of The Dead", which sparked positive responses and sing-along. The band ended the set with their breakthrough hit, "We Are Rockstars", sending the crowd to a frenzy state, moshing and punching the air furiously.

They are rockstars no doubt, and I certainly got offended, yeah (when the set ended). An awesome night.

Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Being Bad Feels Pretty Good
Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Weird Science

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