Friday, March 26, 2010

Down The Way

After missing out on seeing them last time they toured, I grabbed tickets to Angus and Julia Stone for last night months and months ago. Quickly sold out, this show was a launch of their new album, Down The Way.

Andrea and I drove down after work, and grabbed dinner along Bourke Street, before making our way up to the balcony level of The Palace for a good view down to the stage. Half of Boy & Bear (the other half are currently touring in the UK) arrived at the front of the stage, for an acoustic set - amazing harmonies, sounding very much like Fleet Foxes, and very impressive.

Opening with an unrecorded track, Julia, in a long flowing green dress, and Angus, complete with beard and wild hair tamed with his hat, the Stones graced the stage, with their band. Instantly mesmerising the crowd with her And The Boys, from the keyboard, next, Julia started the selection of tracks from the new album.

Angus' Draw Your Swords was amazing, and fast becoming my favourite track of the album, with Yellow Brick Road. Crowd favourites like Chocolate and Cigarettes, and gorgeous Wasted interspersed. Julia played Black Jackets as a special request, around her chatty engagement with the crowd, while shy Angus told us how much he loves working with his sister, and how much she inspires him. Cute!

A surprising, and very sexy version of Grease's You’re the One That I Want by Julia, before Private Lawns finished off the set.

Much loved Just A Boy by Angus started the encore, which was followed by a cover of Fleetwood Mac's Dreams, before a haunting and beautiful Santa Monica Dream ended the night. The packed venue streamed out onto Bourke Street, totally in awe of these ridiculously talented siblings....

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