kiss with a fist

August 2, 2010

Last Thursday (29/07/10) I took a trip up to Auckland to attend the Florence + the Machine concert. With supporting acts The Drums (USA) and The Naked and Famous (NZ), this was a show I didn’t want to miss out on, so a 2.5 hour trip there and back home was what was needed in order to be back at work for Friday. Needless to say my Friday wasn’t too productive.

The Naked and Famous had just started their set upon my arrival. This band’s fan base is growing by the day mainly because of their latest single ‘Young Blood’ which has been played by every radio station throughout New Zealand. Anyway their set was very good and didn’t miss a beat, ‘Young Blood’ being the crowd pleaser.

The Drums were on next and were nothing short of amazing. I have been closely following this band since I found out they were supporting Florence back in March. The set was cut short because they had to get the stage ready for Florence which was disappointing as there were a few songs that I would have liked to seen. However ‘Let’s go Surfing’, ‘Best Friend’ and ‘I Need Fun in My Life’ were played which kept me happy. The Drums were full of energy running around the stage and slinging guitars around, they are with out a doubt a new and fun up and coming band of 2009/2010.

So… after seeing Florence earlier this year at the Laneway Festival I knew I was in for a good time. With colorful backdrops which changed every couple of songs and birdcages placed around the stage with dimming lights inside them the stage was set and ready. Starting the set out with a bang was ‘Drumming Song’ which immediately got the crowd moving. Florence has a huge amount of energy; she was constantly in motion: twirling, leaping and jumping around the stage. Throughout the set were songs, ‘Rabbit Heart’, ‘I’m Not Calling You a Liar’, ‘Cosmic Love’ and the crowd got treated to a new song ‘Strangeness and Charm’ which will be out on her new album, before finally ending with ‘Kiss With a Fist’.

She came back out for a final encore preforming her most poppy single ‘Dog Days Are Over’ as well as her single off the Twlight Saga:Eclipse Soundtrack ‘Heavy in Your Arms’.

It was a great show and a great night, after the show I just had the drive back home to look forward to

Florence + The Machine – Kiss With A Fist:

(Photos possibly to come, if Fleur or Susan or Rob took any decent snaps that I can steal)

…rowan

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calliope!

November 24, 2009

on last friday (20/11/09) i was lucky enough to attend the veils at the san fransisco bathhouse in wellington.

although i almost didnt make it. being the stupid fool that i am i left purchasing the tickets to the last minute, luckily i have my own music blog and the bouncers on the door let me stroll right in…… na bullshit a mate came through with two extra tickets (cheers ben).

the show was outstanding, even better than i had imagined. with the bands front man, finn andrews coming out and doing two solo encores. with songs like ‘advice for young mothers to be’, ‘calliope!’, ‘nux vomica’, and ‘the tide that left and never came back’ all played this turned out to be one of the better shows of the year, which is a hard feat to achieve considering all the amazing artists i have managed see.

…rowan

radio ladio

October 14, 2009

Metronomy+PrettyBOYS

hey so ive kind of been putting off writing about this until i remembered more but looks like thats not going to happen so here goes.

it was a week ago from today (7/10/09) that i attended metronomy! at the san francisco bathhouse in wellington.

…..thats about all i can remember, with the help from alcohol my memory has been wiped and i only slightly remember hearing the song ‘radio ladio’. but in saying that i still woke up the next day feeling like i had a ripper of a time, its just a pitty i dont remember as much as i would have liked. oh well shit happens!

what ive heard from others they put on an amazing show.

i stole these images from someone on facebook so uh thanks! (if the owner of these photos wants them taken down i will do so immediately)

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heres radio ladio:

sorry for such a rubbish review next time i wont get so pissed, i have only myself to blame. oh well at least theres the veils, animal collective and the pixies coming up

…rowan

plane crash

September 15, 2009

Liam+Finn+liamfinn8

recently went to a liam finn + eliza jane concert at the wellington opera house. shit was amazing, i wasnt a huge fan before but i certainly am now.

heres a little taster of their new ep:

plane crash

purchase the cd form any local cd store

…rowan

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