"Their unboxable sound had most gig-goers on their feet or tapping away while they sipped their beers."
Perth's local loves got together at Rosemount Hotel on Friday night for the jam of all jams. Thanks to a rather dodgy uber driver this reviewer's eagerness to see A'tuin was not to be rewarded. Those were very sad times indeed. Making it through the doors in time to see Ursula mid-set was a pleasant surprise. Gentle guitars licked at the audience's earlobes as Robbie Rumble's voice danced across the sea, welcoming guitarist Greg Sanders' divine ascension, as his riffs scaled cliffs.
Moistoyster brought their surf rock-esque riffs and shoegaze goodness to the Rosemount stage as the night went on, performing to disco lights and patrons milling about. Despite the turn-out, the Perth outfit's sound rung true as they shrunk into their own skins and let the music speak for itself.
The excitement levels elevated for Fuzz Toads and as they hit full throttle from the get-go their roulette of running tempos had us jiving and exercising dad dance moves, because why the heck not? Raspy vocals completed the ensemble of lamenting tones reminiscent of Nirvana, adding yet another band to this reviewer's list of Perth favourites.
The last to perform for the night were Edie Green. Their unboxable sound had most gig-goers on their feet or tapping away while they sipped their beers, and as always their personalities shone on stage. While guitarist Conor Brian pressed for a little extra time, drummer Tyler Ray Michie made the mad dash from Northbridge to North Perth after playing with his other band Old Blood; yet from the moment of his arrival he sat behind his drum kit like he was greeting an old friend. There was no need to fiddle and the tune wizards kicked up the crowd participation a notch with numbers from their debut EP New Heavy. With their sound spectrum ranging from jazz-infused ballads to intense pulsing riffs, every song from the set had its own place, and like a siren in the night, Sophie Wiegele's voice rang out with a tantalising yet humble quality.
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