Friday, January 16, 2009

The Good China

Last night after work I drove over to Brunswick Street, to The Evelyn. I met Nicole, and we managed to grab a place on a couch, and a beer.

Quite excited for the first band, one of our new finds, The Good China. Having downloaded a few of their tracks after seeing them in November, I have quickly become a big fan! How can you not love a band with 9 members, and every instrument you can imagine!!

The set was full of energy, and the banjo, maracas, and the recorder got a work out. Loved a new track called Maple Leaves (perhaps?!), and then All Nothing was so great! A band to put a smile on your face, it's so exciting to see them gather the biggest crowd of the night, and have people so entranced!

Next up were Summer Cats, who had us laughing at the Chris Lilley match as lead. And then Seagull - intriging four piece project, very intense and into their music and counts and sound. Shy, and mystical.

The night was actually the first of a residency for Institut Polaire. A shame that they come on so late, the crowd had not stuck around. A tough set to play, really, with attempts at getting the crowd into it and dancing.


  1. Actually, the more I listen to Seagull, through their MySpace, the more I like them...

  2. Thanks for the kind words! Maple Leaves is actually a Jens Lekman cover, but I like to think we have the funkier version.


    The Good China

  3. Wow! A comment from a China!! Thanks for the visit, Ryan!

    And just for that, I will plug your votes needs with this message to anyone else to stumbles over in their Google search...

    From The Good China's Facebook page...

    Vote for us at the St Kilda Festival website and the band with the most votes wins $5,000 (you'd like some new recordings of The Good China, wouldn't you!? or maybe it would even pay for a tour to your closest capital city?) and a guaranteed spot at St Kilda Festival 2010 on the Beach Stage!

    Just click on this link and vote for The Good China!


    Vote for THE GOOD CHINA and be in the chance to win the Ultimate V Festival Experience for you and three mates, touring all four events across Australia plus a host of prizes every week.

    Summon your music loving friends to vote for THE GOOD CHINA for more chances to win V Festival tickets and Nokia phones.

    Follow the link and press VOTE FOR US

    The more China, the better!!


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