After checking out Them Swoops supporting Birds of Tokyo earlier in the year, it was time to head to the Corner Hotel to see them again, this time supporting Hungry Kids of Hungary, along with The Preatures.
As soon as Them Swoops hit the stage, you can’t help but be happy. It’s nothing but fun, indie pop that had everyone bopping along. Opening with ‘Into the Atmoshphere’, the band delighted with a set including newbie ‘Too Fast for Love” and ‘Work Around It’. Heading down to the Northcote Social Club to see Them Swoops again at their EP launch (June 15, get into it!)
I’d heard The Preatures on the radio, and had been blown away by their track ‘Take a Card’. They don’t disappoint live either! Isabella Manfredi was brilliant on vocals, and it’s so refreshing to see a strong female vocal fronting a rock band. Self described as gothic soul / rock and roll, they brought an edge to the evening that stil had everyone grooving….except for the idiots next to me too engrossed in their own conversations 😦 Anyway, EP now purchased. New track ‘Is This How You Feel’ was also pretty cool, a little lighter than the other tracks.
With the venue well and truly packed, a sold out Corner crowd welcomed the Hungry Kids of Hungary on stage. Keeping in line with the album, the set opened with ‘What in the World’ followed by ‘Sharp Shooter’, before everyone was clapping along to ‘Set it Right’. I would have been surprised to find anyone standing still through ‘The Vacationer’, or even ‘Twin Cities’, but the surprise package of the night was including their cover of Tame Impala’s ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ which they covered on Triple J’s Like a Version a few weeks back (check out the clip here). If that wasn’t enough, the kids brought up all the other bands for an all star performance of ‘Let you Down’ – fun times!