Recently we were treated to a brilliant evening of music at Cats (@ Rocket Rooftop). First off locals Little Dust transfixed the growing audience with their unique brand of alternative experimental music. Although a relatively new band, their performance was so mesmerising we can't wait to catch them again soon. Next up were the powerful Siamese, a local three piece whose grunge revival has received a lot of attention of late. Tom Matheson's distant vocals matched perfectly with the group's bass-heavy, deep sound. While their debut single 'Computer Patient' is bloody incredible, after seeing them live we know this group have more great stuff up their sleeve.
Lastly, Melbournites Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever hit the stage. In front of a packed main room, the group rocketed through their unique jangly acoustic rock, or is it indie pub rock? Whatever their specific genre, the boys killed it. Their gorgeous relatable songs of Australian suburbia were well received by all, plus the sheer volume and emotional power of their multi-instrumental songs was unbelievable.
Playful exchanges between each of the blackouts were plentiful, yet they didn't seem cheesy or overly scripted. Each of their songs have a certain honesty that had us absolutely enthralled. Currently on their Australian leg of what will be an international tour for the French Press EP, we would encourage any interstate mates to get to these guys shows. The group finished their set with their title track of French Press, an absolutely gorgeous tune, which roused the already lively crowd into a head bopping jig. Yet again, the evening proved what a versatile and warm venue Cats has become.
Come back soon please RBCF.