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APPLEBITE THE BEGGARS ON ACID

WITH BRUISED ATTITUDE

AND POKKETS OF RESISTANCE

 

THE EASTERN | MIDLAND

20 OCTOBER 2012

 

 

BRINGING ROCK BACK TO MIDLAND

 

APPLEBITE THE BEGGARS ON ACID
with BRUSIED ATTITUDE and POKKETS OF RESISTANCE
THE EASTERN, MIDLAND, PERTH
17 OCTOBER 2012

 

 

All in all if you wanted to launch ROCK MUSIC back into a venue then you couldn’t do much better than tonight’s line-up. It might take a few weeks to get the people of Midland back out to see live music but with bands of this calibre then Midland could be a stop on everyone’s list of places to play in Perth. The room itself is cosy but has great lighting and a wonderful sound and with the drink specials they are offering in the band room it’s a simple case of working out that after a couple of drinks you’ve actually paid for your ticket!

 

 

Pokkets of Resistance who open the show tonight are a band that might be fairly new to most people out there, but with a handful of shows under their belt their onstage performance is already taking shape around some pretty wicked riffs and memorable songs.

 

 

The most amazing aspect of their show though is guitarist Connor Pitts-West who has real style, technique and ability that you don’t see everyday – add to that a solid backline and a front man who knows how to hold a stage and engage the room and you have the beginnings of something special.

 

 

I only got the chance to see Vic’s (Morris) previous band Mudguts a couple of times but from the moment Bruised Attitude take the stage you really feel that this is the definitive article. With this being only their second show the potential here onstage once they have all got comfortable and put together a show is frightening. Imagine witnessing a club show by a band of Pantera’s ilk: that is what it feels like. I’m sure that next time I catch them more of the title will stick in my head but ‘Unconditional Love’ a song written for Vic’s daughter as the only calm in the perfect storm of metal.

 

 

Applebite have it all down pat though and are worthy headliner’s for the Midland’s rebirth. This is punked up Indie Rock of the highest calibre and the set sparkles with songs that sound like music should – fresh, frenetic and exciting.

 

 

There’s nothing not to like about the band musically but their added secret weapon – a crazy as hell drummer who teases and taunts the crowd between songs is as funny as anything you’ll see onstage and an added bonus that you don’t see too often.

 

 

With new songs on the way and sneak previews tonight of a couple of them there is no doubt in my mind that Applebite is one of the bands from Western Australia that can break through on a national and international stage.

 

 

by Paul Hadlington | Images by Shaelene Roper