British India, The Novocaines - Theives Tour
The night was young, the kids were fresh. As we arrived at the bar where the band was playing, it was early and so my friends and I took a seat while waiting for things to get started. We were talking about The Killers upcoming act as apart of V Fest, and the person next to us over heard our conversation and commented on Brandon Flowers' new found stage presence, which is heavily appreciated by at least WA audiences, I agreed and said that he watched videos of U2 and a-like to learn to move and entertain the crowd and that Bono had indirectly help him get to where he was at.
And after that, it wasn't soon before long The Novocaines came on to push the crowd to their limits. I had personally not heard this band before, but they had just recently launched their EP. It was well worth it, they really pushed the amps to the max, for the small size of the stage, they made it seem larger than it was.
They used every millimetre of the stage that wasn't used up for equipment. The songs pumped from person to person creating the holy mosh that security, although just doing their job, killed the mood of the mosh but didn't stop the momentum that had begun.
After their set, there was a small intermission where people recovered and got either drinks or energy back. And then the almighty headliners came on. British India. From the get go those guys had the audience in sight, landing note for note, pushing each other to a new level of perfection.
The boys nailed the set, they were impressive in every way. The most was in full swing from the first note played. It was rough, tough and real. The crowd was hungry for more by the last song, but no encore was given to our dismay. The night was well worth the effort and the energy spent