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The Sure Fire Midnights
“Strike at Midnight” CD launch
The Rosemount, Perth
22 October, 2011

 

By Gazman

 

Saturday 22 October, 2011 is a date that should go down as a red-letter day for for the Perth hard rock scene. After seeing off the pedestrian pseudo-punk/metal from the support act Project Mayhem, The Sure Fire Midnights took to the stage in front of an eager & expectant crowd. These girls have been treading the boards & doing the rounds of the Perth live circuit for several years now & have continued to improve in all aspects of their craft. Following a recent trip to the other side of the rabbit-proof fence SFM were ready for business & hit the ground running.

 

Singer Clair and drummer Kylie

 


“Sacred Gun” got things off to a rockin' start & was quickly followed by the title track to the new release “Strike at Midnight”. Oozing with well earned confidence, the set rock & rolled on to “Don't You Leave Me Hanging” & the crowd, containing many local hard rock “dignitaries”, started to warm. “Over the Edge” 1 & 2 kept things on track while “Shakin It” & “Too Hot to Touch” gave a good indication of what this night was about.

 

Lady Evil on lead guitar, Abby on bass

 

“Let It Go” & “Remote Control” set the hammer in motion before the band nailed proceedings shut with “Crop Circle”. This is a no bullshit rock album & The Sure Fires make no bones about it. Lots of driving distorted guitar & more of what you'd expect from a hard rock band.

 

Clair & Lady Evil

 

After first seeing SFM about 5 years ago at Claremont Showgrounds as part of the Bon Scott tribute concert, it does an old rocker's heart good to see the strides they've taken in honing their skills. If “Lady Evil”s guitar work & the musicianship of the group in general continues to grow at this rate, they should build quite a name for themselves in the none too distant future.

 

Guitarist Sharni