Light Giant‘s post-rock-ish din and The Townhouses‘ endearing one-man electronics and guitar show are both great tonight, especially in this venue, but it’s Wintercoats – just one man, a violin and a loop pedal, who takes the prize tonight. Glitchy little string plucks sit behind swooping orchestral harmonies and his own haunting voice, all of which fills the vaulted ceiling with music made of equal parts joy and sadness. If that’s not what church is for, I don’t know what is.
So – whenever The Gate put on these Sound/Light/Stone shows at St.Philip’s Church in Sydney, you must go see them. Repeat that to yourself a couple times a day and you’ll be just fine. The next one’s in the New Year, and it will be a cracker, guaranteed.