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Riding in a full elevator is awkward. Finding out your boyfriend’s mum is about to become your step-mum is awkward. But somehow, spending a hot afternoon crammed into a small room with forty other people and watching melodic punk bands play wasn’t awkward at all.
I posted about Guerre only a few weeks back and already he’s supplied a sweet new track, ‘Light Between Everyone.’ This one is a short, tender folk song draped in reverb and layers of fragile vocals and shifts into a dreamy organ coda after only two verses. Really beautiful.
Guerre is also doing Monday night performances at the Excelsior, which is basically him, a mic, some effects and a loop pedal. The footage I’ve seen is really good, and you can check out some of it below.
Queer life in America? What does that have to do with Australian culture?
Well, Embodiment is a project by our friend Amelia Tovey from Shoot The Player, whose videos we’ve featured on whothehell.net before. Embodiment will be both an interactive website and a series of 25 short films that Amelia shot last year that interrogate and ruminate on contemporary queer life. She’s also started a Kickstarter project, where she’s hoping to raise $10, 000 in 90 days to fund the completion of the project (the editing and the website). You can access that site and donate here.
Launching their new single ‘Today’, Sarah Jane arrived with a basket of easter eggs. Unfortunately this wasn’t enough to get the limp crowd excited and certainly no one was standing up – not after eating jesus all day.
It was a little sleepy which is a shame because P1.5 sound great. Sarah-Jane and Richard Andrew have a wonderful energy and know how to pen a pop song. This show felt a little flat and with two band members reading sheet music, a small crowd and my high expectations, I left a little disappointed.
P1.5’s new single sounds catchy and with an LP to follow, it will be interesting to see how a band that has previously had plenty of success, competes with the current wave of local talent.