Sunday, 15 December 2013

C A V E

Back to Boney for the second part of a great night, with another awesome band that may have gone unnoticed for some.

Cave –originally from Chicago, Illinois- just sounds great: instrumental psychodelia and postrock with a very cool relaxed vibe. Even though post rock has the stigma of being long, repetitive and pretentious, I would put it this way: if these guys were pumping up the electric bass and pluging the guitars through some Ampeg cabinets –like Josh Homme did in the 90s- they would be a great stoner rock band. On the other hand, they seem quite comfortable with their clean sound, spiced up with a smidgen of overdrive, and the occasional wah and reverb pedal to complete their sound. Pretty austere for the kind of set ups I usually see on stage these days…

The drummer injects some sort of vudu into the band that propels the energy and creates a mood that just flows into everyone´s head, leaving a silent emptiness behind when the band stops. I cannot remember if the audience was clapping or if they were just taking a break away from the mesmerizing session to pour some beer into their dry mouths but I just remember it was good.

I had a quick chat to them before they jumped onto the stage and I felt their visit was way too rushed: three days for a show at Slanted and Enchanted Festival in Perth, then Sydney and Melbourne and back.


High Five for those of you who made it but for those who missed it –and you guys know who you are-, just keep an eye on some upcoming good tours here

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