Review and Pictures: Rare Finds in Sydney
Armed with camera and notebook, somethingyousaid.com’s Courtney Dabb headed to the newest monthly indie night in Sydney:
The Sly Fox in Enmore has now become the latest venue for home-grown indie acts in a monthly showcase of local talent. Rare Finds pieced together four fresh bands to initiate their monthly live music event in the resurgent Inner West live music scene.
The reason you turn up early to a gig is to be pleasantly surprised by a support act that immediately impresses. Case in point with Winston Surfshirt, the four-piece outfit brought with them a mixed bag of instruments including sampler and trumpet producing some funky, sexy beats.
Having warmed up an early crowd and traversing a range of rocky elements, they finished with an excellent rendition of Action Bronson’s Baby Blue, highlighting their ability to seamlessly slip from one genre to another.
Hedge Fund took to the stage and cranked it to 11. A tight punchy set with energetic lead singer Will Colvin visibly strained in his passionate delivery of each track. Intensely inhaling and exhaling between songs, loading up in preparation to expel every molecule of energy into the poor defenceless microphone.
Not to be outdone, Food Court tempted punters to approach the stage with some jangly rock. A vibrant sound that constantly loitered on the explosive, covering bouncing semi acoustic sounds of On The River and rolling drums of 14 Years Young.
By the time South Coast indie band Jenny Broke The Window hit the stage it was a full house. A bubbly pop set with a tropical flavour reminiscent of Vampire Weekend. Their single Rum ‘N Cola is like putting a face to a name, a track that has received widespread air time but hearing it live was for the crowd, like joining the dots.
You can see one band a week for a month or you can cram it all into one night at The Sly Fox courtesy of Rare Finds. To see who will be on the next instalment on the 29th of May check out the website. http://www.rare-finds.com.au/
We’ll be posting heaps more photos from the first Rare Finds night on our Facebook page later this week. Follow us and we’ll keep you right up to date.
Words and pictures by Courtney Dabb.