Interview by Stuart Blythe
Progressive instrumental rockers Balloons Kill Babies are hitting the stage with Anathema in Brisbane this month (October 29, 2015). We caught up with Christian ‘Twiggy’ Carter, guitarist for Balloons Kill Babies, for a chat.
You’re about to play a one-off acoustic show with Anathema in Brisbane?
Words and Pics by Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au
What a way to close out the gigging year: a headlining shot from Dead Letter Circus at Sydney’s venerable Metro Theatre, supported by sleepmakeswaves. Sydney’s 4-piece instrumental act sleepmakeswaves are an interesting proposition, given the lack of a front person. Yet despite the unconventional post-rock style, in the vein of recent acts like Scale the Summit and Russian Circles, the band is keeping the audience’s attention easily – no doubt via their combination of soaring crescendos and delicate, intricate twin-guitar interplay. Tonight is certainly the perfect Aussie prog’ tonic for a hard, working year.
Joining the lineup in Brisbane will be the eclectic metal five-piece The Matador, whose live show is one of the best in the city. Rounding out that bill will be the lush and melancholic ambient duo theseashallnothavethem.
In Adelaide, support comes from fiery metal quartet Valiant Jones. They’ll be joined by the brooding, doom-tinged ambience of instrumental trio Last Days of Kali.