Saturday, August 1, 2009

There were DOVES @ The Capitol

How can I possible go to sleep after seeing one of my favourite bands? DOVES played at The Capitol, Perth, only a few hours ago and I want to write this while I still have the fresh buzz.

This the first concert I have been to on my own and despite the fact that I absolutely love DOVES, I started the night off feeling a little awkward. As I waited in line I couldn't help but notice I was surrounded by mostly more mature aged fans, the security guy didn't even ask me for ID! (Although I am almost 19, I have been told I still look as youthful a as 16 year old)

Pushing my way toward the stage, I was thankful for my familiarity with the place when a older gentleman asked me where the toilets were. THE MIDDLE EAST is probably the best support act I have ever seen/heard. I have heard "Blood" and "The Darkest Side" spun on Triple J, but seeing them live is definitely an experience in itself. Their sound is very unique, think Band of Horses meets Sigur Ros, gentle post rock and indie sounds, very surreal and spacey. The dude's voice is just hauntingly beautiful - a definite must see at Norfolk Basement, Fremantle Sunday night

When Jimi Goodwin came out from the little red curtains, I thought my heart would explode. What an amazing voice! When he played a solo acoustic "Northenden" I was absolutely hypnotized. I don't think I have ever been to a show when I wasn't shoved around all night by some crazy drunk fan. Civilized people at concerts are quite new to me so if anyone is reading this that was there earlier tonight, thank you very much for not spilling your drink on me or bruising my feet!

.DOVES played a few favourites from the older albums, "There Goes The Fear, Rise, Last Broadcast, Here it comes, The Cedar Room, Almost forgot Myself, Snowden" and everyone went nuts for "Back and White Town"

I really enjoy Kingdom of Rust, there are some excellent tracks on it like "Birds flew backwards and Winter Hill" but if you are just getting into the band, DO NOT pick up this album first. Go and listen to Lost Souls and Some Cities. DOVES albums are like a series of books, you could read them out of order if you wish...but it's just best not to.

I had an amazing time dancing my myself to a amazingly magnificent band but I dissapointed myself in my inability to score any band crap after the show.

until next time folks

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