December 5, 2005
Words & Pictures: RICHARD SHARMAN
It was some time since I had ventured to a major music
festival, usually preferring a smaller darkened room
with a bar handy to take in live music, but as they
say a change is as good as a holiday and Homebake 2005
gave me the chance to check out a few bands I have wanted
to see, a few old bands and some bands I probably wouldn’t
normally get to see.
First up, The Mess Hall were blasting out their powerhouse
blues rock from the main stage – mighty impressive
stuff from this two piece juggernaut and a fine way
to start the day.
Other bands that impressed were the NZ trio Die! Die!
Die! the lads from Adelaide The Hot Lies,
Chris Bailey’s current three piece line-up of
The Saints were good fun, The Go Betweens still put
out that sweet pop sound and were a great way to take
a break from some of the more rocking bands.
Cog set the main stage on fire early in the afternoon;
I caught a bit of the Rogue Traders and to my surprise
stayed around for a while as I was having fun, especially
to the track that is based on the “My Sharona”
Wolfmother put on a mighty fine performance on the main
stage late into the afternoon, if you like your rock
laden with big riffs that give a nod to the likes of
Sabbath and Deep Purple – this shit is for you…
pretty damned good stuff.
The final band I caught was Cut Copy doing their electro
rock stuff… despite a few technical hitches with
the bass they did it well.
There were plenty of other acts I didn’t get the
chance to see but all in all a mighty fine day and a
good way to check out some great Antipodean musical
talent; there was plenty here for all sorts of musical
tastes and I’m sure that everyone left with a
smile on their face.
TO THE HOMEBAKE 2005 SLIDESHOW