November 7th, 2005


Robots In Disguise

img_1146Last night, I rounded off the frantic week of gig-going with a visit to a night named Don't Look Down, at Barfly, to see Robots In Disguise. They were enjoyable, dancing around, mock-fighting, playing guitar and bass and singing over a backing track and visuals coming off a DVD. They were not unlike Chicks On Speed, or perhaps Le Tigre, in concept; one part crunchy rock riffs, one part danceable electronic sequences, and deliberately rough and unpolished vocals.

I can think of about 3 or 4 Melbourne bands I could see them on a bill with.

Mix CD made for a friend

Today I sent off a mix CD of Australian indie music to my friend Clare in Manchester, with whom I met up when I went there recently, and who had mentioned that she wasn't familiar with Australian indie music.

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There's not much you can squeeze into 80 minutes, so I had to leave a lot of things off. Doing a double CD would probably be a tad excessive, though. (And yes, I do have a good reason for putting on three ninetynine tracks and three Minimum Chips songs.)

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