If you go along to Icons expecting to see a typical drag show, you’ll be surprised, but not disappointed.
As a band they may look to the past for inspiration, but their music is not just derivative. With thoughtful song construction and the soaring voice of Crowley, there is enough here to lift those hard rock sounds from the 80s and 90s and make them sound vital and fresh once again.
Supported by Aussie pop punk band Short Stack, The Vamps who brought us “Can We Dance?”, “Last Night” and, more recently, “Cecilia” were eagerly awaited by a legion of young fans.
Truckfighters tore a hole in the fabric of time and space, and left their audience overawed and in need of a lie-down after such a beautiful visual and aural assault.
At a little over an hour, the set was short but high in energy. Every song came at the same frenetic pace, accompanied by rock salutes and smiles at the crowd.
“Run” is about growing up in a small town, getting into trouble, running from cops and being a smart arse.
It’s a sprawling work that manages to combine rock’n’roll excesses with pop song sensibilities, creating a sonic landscape that demands the listener’s attention from start to finish.
As the title suggests, this is an album that explores the very different sides of human experience. It’s bittersweet and very satisfying.
It is a pleasure to watch musicians who clearly live the material they deliver, and in this band all members give high energy, expressive performances.
From writing a history of Oodnadatta, to the plight of Italian immigrants and their fascinating passage to Australia, each writer had a story to tell, whether it was their story or that of someone they love…