Get some interstate flavours into your ears this Australia Day eve at Melbourne Chinatown’s favourite venue Ding Dong lounge with Victorian psych chix Beaches, NSW duo Unity Floors and South Australia natives Terrible Truths this Saturday night. Having toured the US for SXSW and Austin Psych Fest as well as supporting epic psychedelic groups such as Deerhunter, The Black Angels and Mogwai, the four piece must be doing something right on the live front (apart from being absolute babes).
With big fuzzy chords and whooshing effect pedals taking charge of their sound on last year’s debut Beaches, this is definitely a gig for you geeks out there who find yourselves pushing to the front after the last song just to get a peek at the band’s pedalboards. Don’t be scared to take photos too – I’m stalking their Facebook right now and can’t find a decent shot of their feet (so please tag Beaches and Happy if you do). I’m guessing there’s gonna be a couple of big muffs, a big old dual button standalone reverb unit and an undisclosed number of modulators – although they’d sound just as rock and roll with a pretty simple setup, just using the reverb in their amps and hitting that sweet crunchy spot on the OD channel.
Terrible Truths, for those of you who aren’t familiar, take more from the surf side of reverby music. They’re not as laidback or dreamy as their headlining counterparts but what results is a multitude of yelpy vocal delights and an undeniable grooviness that makes their tunes impossible to sit still to. Unity Floors take us back to the best decade ever (the 90’s – duh) with their jimmy rustling, disgruntled rock, reminding us of how good Dinosaur Jr., Pavement and Rocko’s Modern Life were back when music was real, y’know. Gosh I love the 90’s.
Terrible Truths will take to the stage at 8:50 (or y’know, 10 minutes late, more likely) with the whole affair closing up around midnight, giving you plenty of time for a good night’s sleep before that big piss up/footy match with your best mates/those dickheads on Australia day. Tix are $15 presale and $18 on the door.
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