Review by Denis Semchenko
Photos credit Stephen Goodwin
‘Post-rock’ is a tired term – in fact, so tired it’s lost its meaning since the genre’s noughties heyday. This writer has long discovered that instrumental rock music doesn’t need to come with a ‘post-‘ or ‘math-‘ prefix attached to it in order to sound good; in the end, it either does or it doesn’t. It has now been 15 years since Explosions In The Sky first showed us how delicate instrumental rock can be and before that, Slint and Tortoise did the same for a mix of tricky time signatures and sparse guitar atmospherics.
Continue reading Review : 65daysofstatic at The Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane – March 12, 2015
UK electronic-post-rock legends 65DAYSOFSTATIC have announced their return to Australia with headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, as well as the 2015 Adelaide Festival (their first appearance in Adelaide).
The tour follows the band’s most recent studio album ‘Wild Light’ as well as extensive international touring in support of the 10th anniversary of their iconic debut ‘The Fall Of Math.’
Formed in 2001 in Sheffield, 65daysofstatic quickly established themselves as one of the most influential post-rock exponents in the UK. The success of their early records earned the band a personal invitation to support The Cure on their 2007-09 arena tour around the world, playing to hundreds of thousands of people.
Continue reading 65daysofstatic announce Australian tour – March 2015
Review by Billy Geary
As is the case with many bands that are somewhat lesser known, despite being critically acclaimed and possessing a stellar live sound, British four piece 65daysofstatic have taken quite a while to finally make it down under. After over ten years together, the band, with the help of the increasingly impressive Birds Robe record label, it was finally Australia’s turn to experience the quartet in the flesh.
Fresh from a huge 2012, including an ARIA award nomination, Sydney’s sleepmakeswaves were tasked with the role of main support for the entire tour. The quartet has, over the last few years, grown their fan base quite significantly and it showed in the sheer volume of the crowd’s cheers on Friday night as the band wandered on stage. The highlights of the set were opener ‘To You They Are Birds…’ and ‘We Sing The Body Electric,’ displaying exactly why they are considered one of Australia’s best young bands. To the delight of many, the band also showcased a couple of new tracks in ‘Avalanches’ and ‘Freshmaker.’ The former was particularly impressive, being slighter faster paced compared to most sleepmakeswaves tracks whilst still retaining their original sound.
Continue reading Live Review: 65daysofstatic + sleepmakeswaves @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne – 4 January 2013