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Royal Headache + Woollen Kits + Blank Realm + Whores + Carborator @ Annandale Hotel, 03.10.10

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Over the last year R.I.P Society Records has achieved a lot for all of the bands and people involved. The Sydney label has maintained a strong sense of quality in everything it releases, from Circle Pit to Lakes to Zond, it all rules. This show celebrated a damn good year for R.I.P, it was a great day and one of my fav shows of the year.

CARBORATOR

Sorry about the sound quality on this one, was standing too close to the PA. R.I.P’s description of Carborator is pretty definitive – “Carborator are a band formed by Dead Farmers guitarist David Akerman having recorded a bunch of Velvet Underground inspired demo’s on his trusty four track cassette recorder. He’s enlisted Songs drummer Steve Uren, Royal Headache/Bed Wettin’ Bad Boy member Joe Sukit on guitar and fellow Bad Boy/R.I.P Society CEO Nic Warnock on bass. Although the VU’s presence still remains, live the band has a thrust-worthy, primitive hard rock sound reminiscent of early 70s Rolling Stones, Small Faces, ‘proto-punk’ and CCR.”

WHORES

Whores are criminally underrated as they are one of the best punk rock bands in the country. Pass the goon, mate.

BLANK REALM

This is Blank Realm performing at their very best. The whole set was amazing to witness but this new song “Full Moon Door” is unreal. One of the best songs I’ve heard this year (The song is off ‘Deja What?’ which was released as a CDR by Albert’s Basement earlier this year but has since been remastered by Mikey Young and will be re-released on vinyl in November through Bedroom Suck).

WOOLLEN KITS

Melbourne’s Woollen Kits are a band I’ve wanted on this blog for awhile now and here they are – great pop tunes and friendly dudes.

ROYAL HEADACHE

Royal Headache are one of those rare bands where everyone agrees on how great they are. I’ve never met someone who doesn’t like this band. This was their last show for the year as they take a break from performing to focus on finishing their debut album which will be released early next year. Definitely something to look forward to.


The second photo of a cake I’ve put on this blog in the last month. Hopefully not the last.

“HEY WAIT MAN WHERE’S ZOND?? THEY WERE FUCKING AWESOME, WHY DIDN’T YOU PUT THEM ON YOUR BLOG????” I lost the disc with the seminal Zond footage I shot somewhere on the drive back to Brisbane and I’m as destroyed as you. Pass the goon, mate.

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