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Flying shoes, drunken mayhem and ratbag rock ‘n’ roll. We caught Skegss wreaking havoc on the Newtown Social Club

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After spending the last half month traveling the country for their Everyone Is Good At Something tour, Skegss finally stopped by Sydney last night and absolutely smashed the shit out of Newtown Social Club.

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Byron Bay ratbags Skeggs graced the Newtown Social Club last night and left a trail of sweaty, drunken mayhem in their wake. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

They’ve made a fairly solid reputation for delivering a killer live set and at no point throughout the night did they show any signs of dishonouring such notoriety.

Aside from a few gronks/attention seekers who thought it would be either funny or a good idea to lay themselves on the stage or unplug the amps more than once, the night went off without a hitch. It was clear from the start just how much everyone in the crowd absolutely froths over the Byron Bay trio.

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With support from White Blanks, Verge Collection and Dumb Punts who all got energy levels up high early on, Newtown Social was packed to the brim – one of many sold out shows from this tour.

From the moment the boys stepped foot on stage, punters turned into maniacs, with bodies and shoes flying everywhere within the first 30 seconds of their first song.

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Kicking things off with Slayer then crowd favourite Eat It, the energy they evoked was insane and although Newtown Social isn’t the biggest venue in the world, the sound they delivered was huge.

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They played a motley mix of tunes which included some of their older tracks Fun, Heart Attack and LSD, plus a whole lot of new songs from Everyone Is Good At Something like Stranger, New York California, My Face and Mustang.

Although the new EP has only been out since July, the amount of people that were singing every word to every song proves what an impact Skegss have on their fans and they love that people have for them.

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Finishing the night with a couple stage dives from Toby and Ben, the show was just pure, simple, sweaty fun. They aren’t a band that tries too hard or needs to fall back on a whole bunch of over-complicated riffs or melodies to keep an audience happy. They make fun music and deliver one hell of a punch in their live set. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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September 2, 2016