Super Wild Horses Album Launch Review and Cured Pink Tape Launch Review

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The Hangar, Saturday 17th July

Super Wild Horses Album Launch
Loomer
These guys have got to be one of my favourite Brisbane bands around at the moment. They certainly didn’t dissappoint on Saturday night. They opened their set with a chunky and neurotic guitar-led song that seemed to bury the Hangar deep within guitarist Harry’s riff. There was a real amount of energy to the Loomer set on Saturday night, with a really solid performance from the group. While the crowd weren’t dancing around or “losing their shit”, Loomer certainly had everyone captivated and in complete control.

Southern Comfort
This is more than I can unfortunately say for the two fine Sydney gals, Southern Comfort. They didn’t seem to hold the crowd’s attention for long, with a constant flow of people moving in and out of the venue during their set. While parts of the songs were really lovely to listen to and were easy to follow in the groove, there was just something lacking with Southern Comfort’s presence that didn’t get me as worked up as I would have liked. Perhaps a bit more attitude as apposed to apathy would have been more thrilling?

Kitchens Floor
The Kitchens Floor set on Saturday night at The Hangar was probably one of the best I’ve seen of theirs for a good while now. They flirted for a while back there with a keyboard, but it was really great to see the guitar, bass and drums trio keeping it raw and stripped back again. They performed fantastically, and the crowd knew it, with bodies flying across the floor in a playful puppy way. Kitchens Floor seemed to respond magestically with the crowd, by responding with cheeky banter and general raucousness. It was the crowd feeding off Kitchens Floor and vice- versa , making Saturday night’s show a real spectacle of “how to have a good time”.

Due to the raging 40th blasting out hits from ’70s, 80s, 90s and now!’ in the warehouse right behind The Hangar, I didn’t even realise that Super Wild Horses had started their set, only catching a fleeting moment in their last song. Needless to say I was really dissapointed and extremely bummed that I missed out on the headline act, because I had been very much looking forward to their set. But I’m extending the invitation to anyone else who was there to send us their thoughts on the Super Wild Horses set.

Burst City, Sunday 18th July

Sunday Ice Cream Socialist/Bastard Theater of Brisbane (Cured Pink Tape Launch)
Heart Flew Like An Arrow
I really like Heart Flew Like An Arrow, so it was kind of painful to watch as every piece of technology the guys were relying on for their set fell apart mirthlessly song by song. The crowd seemed to will them on as singer, Adam screemed “I’m Sorry! I’m Sorry!” in between versus during the set. But, the boys powered through and got the set finished with diginity intact and came out as men on the other end. Despite all the hiccups and painful moments, Heart Flew Like An Arrow carried a lot of charm, and you could tell this from the audience’s reception to the band.

Teen Sex
Despite all the amazingly hilarious jokes you could make about these guys’ name, Teen Sex was not filled with awkward and embarrassing moments of pubescent insecurities. Instead, they delivered a brutal noise set of deafening proportions. Coming out of the doomily lit hall that is Burst City and into the dark courtyard, pierced by continuously flashing LED lights and a noise wall that smacked you in the face was a confronting task, but thoroughly enjoyable. Teen Sex had a fantastic performance element to their set, jumping around the courtyard and bashing snare drums.

Gerald Keaney and The Gerald Keaneys
Gerald Keaney has a fantastic sense humour about his work when he performs, and this really came across on Sunday night. He tends to pick apart what we know about the music world and throw back the obvious ridiculousness of it all that we might never have noticed before. Song lyrics like “the video clip to this song is much better than the song itself” were highly entertaining and kept the audience interested. Gerald Keaney and the Gerald Keaneys border somewhere between witty intelligent noise music and cheap entertainment; they flirt with the two but seem to find a balance in the middle close to perfection.

Cured Pink
I have seen Cured Pink play a couple of times now, and what I always thoroughly enjoy about his performances are that they are a real performance. Flinging himself and his instruments around the stage, often diving into a pile of massive pieces of steel hooked up with contact mics, sending a wall of noise into the audience. His complete willingness to give his everything into his sets definitely helps him stand out from the pack and there were no exceptions at Burst City, and his tape launch.

Yout Dem
The Yout Dem set from Sunday evening was a real dance number compared to the predominantly noise artists that had graced the stage before them. It was well suited and enjoyed none-the-less, adding a nice little bit of diversity to the night. Yout Dem still carry those elements of experimentation that the other acts pursued, but seemed to balance it out a bit with a more conventional sensibility. Yout Dem were a great end to a hectic and brutal evening from some of Brisbane’s best underground musicians.

Heads up to Joe from Bedroom Suck who organised The Sunday Ice-Cream Socialist Bastard Theatre of Brisbane ‘mini festival’.

tune into 4ZzZ to hear more about what’s happening around Brisbane city and keep checking the blog dammit!
we love you long time

Liza Harvey

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3 Responses to “Super Wild Horses Album Launch Review and Cured Pink Tape Launch Review”

  1. L.C. Says:

    two cents here on the bastard theatre festival write-up:

    wondering…. why weren’t all the bands covered here? seems like you turned up 4-5 hours into the event but didn’t mention it….

    no offence should be taken. just curious.

    • 4zzzmusicteam Says:

      i unfortunately didn’t get there till later on in the evening – sorry to leave out the details!

  2. Kate Herrington Says:

    An awesome summary of everything that I missed, much appreciated! All bands you cover are super interesting, quality reviews.

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