+ The Tremors
+ City Lights
Annandale Hotel, Sydney
Saturday, August 9, 2003
WORDS AND PICTURES: Richard Sharman
Following a great Italian meal with a couple of friends in Norton Street, a
few beers and some fine red wine it was off to the Annandale once more Ð this
time to check out some up and coming rock bands.
First up was the Sydney outfit City Lights, a rocking four piece with a pretty good sound, playing guitar/garage type rock. City Lights have lots of catchy songs, good stage presence and a guitarist who sometimes swapped six strings for an organ. Definitely worth checking out and seeking out some soon-to-be-released recordings.
Next up was a relatively new Brisbane band, The Tremors. They played their first show on New Years Eve at the Espy in St Kilda and feature the singer from Six Foot Hick, a girl from Gazoonga Attack (has to be one of the best band names going around at the moment!) and a couple of other Brisbanites. These guys are great Ð loud garage style rock Ð with some great songs and awesome stage presence, especially from the singer. An interesting aspect of their delivery was a female bass/organ player who alternated between the two instruments. These guys (and gal) deliver! Check them out when you can!
Now on to the main course: The Mess Hall. By the time they hit the stage, The Annandale was well filled. Jed and AJ ambled on and without much ado launched into their trademark blues-driven rock.
What an awesome sound! AJ laying down rock steady pounding beats with Jed coming
over the top with some killer rock and slide riffs and a sensational vocal delivery.
They ran through a set that included all the tracks from their "Feeling
Sideways" EP, the highlights being "Railyard Rumble", "Shake
Shake", "Lock and Load", "Do It Again" and "Feel
Like a Dog". They also gave a couple of new songs an airing that sounded
sensational. The crowd lapped it up!
This duo is a "must see" act at the moment and one of the best live bands I have discovered in a long while Ð SO GO CHECK THEM OUT. All in all a fantastic night Ð three great bands who are all definitely worth seeing again.
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