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KARNIVOOL, Relentless Garage, London
15 March 2010
has given us some of the finest hard rock boogie bands over the years,
AC/DC, Rose Tattoo and more recently Airbourne. They are also
guilty of giving us the squeaky clean Kylie Minogue.
jewel in the crown has to be new prog rock senstations Karnivool, a band
who have released two full length albums. 'Themata' in
2005 and the recent 'Sound Awake' released last year to critical acclaim.
second time the band have played in the capital in recent months having
played the Electric Ballroom in Camden only last October. Tonight headlining the Relentless Garage, it's fair to say there is a
large Australian community watching their heroes in a much smaller venue
than they would in their homeland.
anticipation ends when the band come on stage to play the first two
opening numbers from 'Sound Awake', namely 'Simple Boy' and 'Goliath'.
The rhythm section is tighter than a Jewish bankers wallet with some
heavy solid bass from Jon Stockman.
Kenny was doing the robotic movements of Peter Crouch after scoring at
Wembley and he also has the geekiness of Thomas Dolby and Jarvis Cocker.
If the BBC
decided to remake 'Dalek Invasion Of Earth' then Karnivool would
provide the perfect soundtrack with some of their biting riffs and Kenny
would provide the T-Shirt.
'Set Fire To The Hive' and 'All I Know' made us sound awake and wide
awake getting the crowd to sing along with Kenny.
down the front knowing all the words to these great songs. 'New
Day' also got more audience participation and must surely be the next
the epic 'Change' this really was a gig to savour. If you're a
lover of Rush, Radiohead or Muse then Karnivool must be added to your
collection at once. A fantastic gig from the Karnivool of lost
Set List: Simple Boy / Goliath / Cote / Set Fire To The Hive / All I
Know / Deadman / Fear Of The Sky / New Day / Roquefort / Themata /
Photos by Nick
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