Fearless Vampire Killers Warehouse Party and High Noon Festival
September 19, 2011
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This last weekend was pretty busy both musically and socially for us. I’ll keep it pretty short but we saw a couple of cool bands, had a chat with Taka from Little Red and got very drunk.
So Friday night we headed to Abbotsford for Melbourne-band The Fearless Vampire Killers’ Warehouse Party and launch of their new video for latest single tell Me What You’re Trying To Say. There was about 300 or so attendees, about half of whom came equipped with their own goon bag or six-pack of cider. The band themselves put on a short half hour set in small room which had been manually soundproofed. It was an enjoyable set most of which I can’t really remember after a solid evening of drinking.
I do remember having a quick chat with Taka of Little Red who was doing a DJ Set later that night. After arguing about what songs to play in his set, Taka did let on that he’d hardly slept in the last 48 hours, having been in the studio. Little Red plan to release their third album, and follow-up to last year’s Midnight Remember in early 2012. It was at this point that I realised I was approaching shouting level and headed off home to sober up for work the next day.
I recovered by Sunday and we headed into Northcote for High Noon Festival, featuring a number of young Melbourne bands, including the aforementioned Fearless Vampire Killers and local favourite The Bon Scotts. In hindsight, I didn’t see much of any other bands except for these two, but was very impressed by their performances. I found The Bon Scotts to be very similar to Modest Mouse, with highlight being their song Kids In Counterfeit. Very enjoyable. The Fearless Vampire Killers riff-driven surf rock went over better without as large an influence of alcohol. Both these bands should be watched out for.
The Fearless Vampire Killers – Tell Me What You’re Trying To Say
The Bon Scotts – Kids in Counterfeit