If you hadn’t already guessed, music plays a big part in my life. I’m always checking out what gigs are coming up as I love the whole live music experience. There’s something about losing yourself in that noise and atmosphere and some of my happiest times have been watching my favourite bands play live.
Last Friday night my friend Mel and I went to see Kingswood play at The Forum. I bought their album Microscopic Wars when it was first released and love cranking it up loud! Their old school pub rock is right up my alley and it takes me back to my early 20s. Gotta love heavy guitar riffs and rock & roll falsetto (think Robert Plant not Michael Jackson).
Well, what an experience – they were nothing short of AWESOME! Sorry for the use of ALL CAPS, but this show was seriously good and possibly the best show I’ve seen in years.
The four-piece (from Melbourne) were so stoked to be playing at The Forum and they just gave it everything they had. Mel and I just kept looking at each other with wide eyes with each new song they belted out. These guys are very cool, very talented and they come across as really genuine. As one of my friends would say ‘They got swag!’.
We had positioned ourselves right near the sound desk and we ended up sitting next to the guitarist/singer’s parents who were rocking out with the rest of us. It was so great to see them loving it and I felt proud for them watching their son be part of something so great.
Before Kingswood hit the stage, there were two support bands. We missed the first band but I’m very happy we saw Lurch & Chief, another local band from Melbourne. What a treat it was to watch them and I realised I knew a couple of their songs from the radio (they won Triple J’s 2012 Unearthed competition). It’s not often a great band comes along with both male and female lead singers and both with really unique voices, so they caught my attention from the get go. I loved their set and went home and bought their EP (Wiped Out) before I went to bed. For me, they were that good! I’ve had it on rotation over the last few days and even Ava said ‘Mum, I’ve heard this too many times already!’.
Next up on the gigs calendar are The Black Keys in April. Bring. It. On!
Also on the decks this week:
The Cure – Staring At The Sea (The Singles 1979-1985)
The Raveonettes – Whip It On
Queens of The Stone Age – Lullabies To Paralyze
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!
Stay tuned peeps xx