FILTHY LUCRE AT JIVE BAR, Live Music Review, January 2016


Supported by Rat Ta’Mango and Silent Duck, the fuzz rock/dirty blues outfit were celebrating the launch of their debut album, Mara.

And what a celebration it was!

IMG_6332Rat Ta’Mango kicked off proceedings with their unique psyche/funk/blues rock – whatever it was, it was a whole lot of fun.

The first band in a line up often has a tough job on their hands, but these guys had the crowd eating out of their hands, even IMG_6341calling for an encore at the end.
Next, Silent Duck ravaged the stage with their quirky funky, soul, rock biz – they’re the perfect party band, but they didn’t have the audience warmed up for Filthy Lucre, they had them sweating.

Now, we’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Filthy Lucre are one of the most exciting bands to come out of South Australia.

The hardworking pair have what it takes to create a real storm in the music industry, and they are exactly what the scene needs right now.

12659639_10153559235843541_1422194053_nThe support they garnered, which even they were surprised and utterly thrilled by, shows how good these guys are – it’s hard enough to get people out to gigs, let alone sell out Jive Bar so both top and bottom levels were overflowing.

They played through the songs from the debut album, and, even though they are a two-piece, there was plenty of diversity, including didgeridoo (A.K.A yidaki) and sitar.

Check out our gallery of the night and buy Filthy Lucre’s album, Mara.

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Reviewed by Libby Parker
Photos by Libby Parker and Matthew Trainor