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Live Review: Pat Chow, Super Best Friends, The Long Lost Brothers, Race To Your Face

8 April 2015 | 9:44 am | Scott Aitken

With a line-up that didn't disappoint, Pat Chow delivered a high energy gig for the launch of their new single, Pleasure Unit.

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Four5Nine Bar was packed out early by punters eagerly anticipating a great line-up of local and national bands for the launch of Pat Chow’s eagerly anticipated new single Pleasure Unit.

Kicking things off in top form was local two-piece Race To Your Face, who began with Chris Sorgiovanni letting loose with a flurry of tapped out notes on his guitar for the as-yet unreleased Cole Trickle’s Revenge that he then looped over one another before drummer Lee Canestrini kicked in with a solid rhythm. The band followed on with a great set of tunes including Bipolar Pied Piper Of Billie Piper, Paul Turner and The Amazon Has Low Self Esteem from their This Be EP that got a great reaction from the crowd.

Andrew Ryan and the talented local rock three-piece The Long Lost Brothers were up next, turning up the volume to deliver some heavier tunes with their tracks Population and Black Navaho. Steve S filled out the sound with some strong harmonies and rock solid bass lines while Mitch McDonald let loose on the skins. It was great to see the band back in action and sounding better than ever which was evident by the growing crowd’s enthusiastic response.

Canberra trio Super Best Friends arrived on stage to applause from audience before quickly launching into a fine set of politically-charged punk rock songs strengthened by their always enjoyable personalities with songs like Out Tonight and Dog Whistling getting the crowd energised. The band finished things off with their latest single Round & Round, leaving to a big cheer from the packed venue.

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Finally, Pat Chow was up. He launched into a great version of Aimed High followed by School Kids. After burning through rapid-fire takes of Winning and Outside, Andrew Meredith started laying down the heavy chugging bass line of Pleasure Unit before Ben Protasiewicz kicked in with some Pixies-style guitar bends alongside Jamie Gallacher’s heavy drumming. The band then capped off the night with Don’t Talk and Lo-Lyfe before leaving to an ecstatic response from their fans and the rest of the bands.