Wednesday, 29 May 2013

... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Death


This time it was alternative/post-hardcore US band ‘…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Death’ –Austin, Texas- who released their last album ‘Lost Songs’ in 2012 under recording label Superball Music. It was nearly five years ago since I have listened anything from them but it was good fun.

Have a listen below while you scroll down the photos.

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...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Black Elk Medicine Band

Just a half full venue for the first show of the Black Elk Medicine in Melbourne more than a week ago. Some familiar faces were gathering at the Northcote Social Club -if you are a Melbournite and you have not gone yet to this gig venue it is plain unforgivable-.

Surprisingly, I saw a four piece band hitting the stage: Robert –ex-Grey Daturas-on drums, Nick Allbrook  -who has just announced his departure from Tame Impala - on bass guitar and Isaiah on guitar, being Shags Chamberlain the last addition on keyboards. Hardly any foreplay and the band went straight into a delightful rhythmic trance, with bass and drums building up in a simple structure to allow Isaiah float around with a perfect seamless guitar trance. The keyboards were adding a hypnotic quality to the music that let the guitar explore the fretboard at times in search of the perfect pitch.

The whole show had a bit of a jam feel, but at the same time it did sound elaborated and the fact that Isaiah jumped on the microphone for a short period of time emphasized the instrumentality of the rest of the tracks, adding a mellow beautiful tone towards the end of the show.

It was definitely worth seeing and Isaiah has demonstrated once again there is quite a lot of creativity coming out of his hands. For the three Australians I can only say ‘bravo!’ for making possible this project. I hope to see more new and exciting things coming out of each of ‘youses’ over the next months.

If you –sigh!- missed the show, please have a listen to a beautiful excerpt of the show at the Northcote Social Club at the bottom of this post.

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The Black Elk Medicine Band

The Black Elk Medicine Band

The Black Elk Medicine Band

The Black Elk Medicine Band

The Black Elk Medicine Band

The Black Elk Medicine Band

The Black Elk Medicine Band

The Black Elk Medicine Band

The Black Elk Medicine Band

The Black Elk Medicine Band

The Black Elk Medicine Band

The Black Elk Medicine Band

The Black Elk Medicine Band

The Black Elk Medicine Band

And have a listen clicking on the video below if you fancy!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Interview with ‘The Black Elk Medicine Band’ (02-05-2013)

Earthless



Our Editor Juan J. Cruz had a chat last week with Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless) who told us about his new solo project ‘The Black Elk Medicine Band’ and touring next week in Australia with Nick Allbrook (Tame Impala, Pond) on bass guitar and Robert McManus (ex-Grey Daturas and ex-Monarch) on drums.

Read below to see what he has to say about his new project and his current Australian tour.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

The Drones


The Drones is one of those iconic Australian bands that also happen to have good music taste and were in charge of the last Edition of the All tomorrow´s Party music festival in Melbourne. They are originally from Perth and they are strongly influenced by the ‘garage rock’, even though they also fit in the ‘experimental rock’ genre. In my opinion the key is Gareth Lilliard –vocals, guitar- who is quite a front man and a great musician whose guitar style reminds me Joe Mascis’ (Dinosaur Jr) at times.

The show warmed up with their two new singles ‘I See Seaweed’ and ‘How to see through Fog’, and they ended up playing most tracks from their new album with a few old songs in between. The band seemed very relaxed for most of the show, Gareth taking charge of the show biz, with dirty riffs, soloing and a spasmodic dance that seemed driven by his –sleek- red Fender Jaguar, and Fiona –on the bass- making sure the beat was firm and strong.

I would have some complains about the sound engineer but it was a really good show and it was well worth my time. As in past concerts, Gareth and Fiona have demonstrated they are great artist and whatever name they decide to play under, it is really worth it dropping by.

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The Drones

The Drones

The Drones

The Drones

The Drones

The Drones

The Drones