UNIFY REVIEWS // DREGG - THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT - MAKE THEM SUFFER - HANDS LIKE HOUSES

UNIFY REVIEWS // DREGG - THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT - MAKE THEM SUFFER - HANDS LIKE HOUSES

January 24, 2018

 

Here are a few words from some of the great bands I caught at Unify, As you'd know from THE UNIFY CHRONICLES I was so keen for the following bands! You can read the entire miniseries.

 

 

Part One 

 

Part Two 
 

 

Part Three

 

 

DREGG

 

“A middle class bastard, no car and castle. No help in this world for a mid twenties asshole. The cost of living is way too god damn high to survive. Get back to the grind.”

 

I haven’t seen these boys play since they dropped The Dregg EP last year (check back in a week for that review) . I was actually pretty nervous for them considering it was bucketing down prior to their set but thankfully it did clear up just in time  (FUCK THE RAIN!). I was determined to stick their set out. The boys put on a really rowdy, “we don’t give a fuck” performance with a little mosh pit down the front of the stage. I really enjoyed it!

 

Set List:

 

Sorry Daddy

Weirdo

Exploring The Kardashians Through The Universe

Don’t Go Into The Mangroves

Curriculum Critters

 

THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT

 

“You’ll be okay, it’s not alright. What good is this world if there is no fucking light? The one thing I am trusted on, the vessel that is almost gone.”

 

It’s been a while since I last watched this all female Alternative/Pop-Punk band from Melbourne. I noticed that they had two other guitarists filling in for Shelby Ouston who still must be recovering in hospital. They also had Kylan Ridings filling in as their drummer but I’m not sure what happened to Laura Maccormac. Still the girls put on a great show with a strong stage presence and lots of positive vibes.

 

Set List:

 

Disorder

Manifestation

Hostage

 

 

 

 

MAKE THEM SUFFER

 

“Slow it down, just wait. Take some time to question life. While you're young and learning. Take it slow, just stay. I know it's hard but moving fast. You're going to miss the journey.”

 

I haven’t seen this Perth-based Melodic Deathcore band play since their lineup change mid last year but they still managed to put on a solid performance. Guitarist Jaya Jeffery ended up doing a “shoey” on stage which was pretty funny to watch.

 

Set List:

 

Fireworks

Widower

Ether

Let Me In

Blood Moon

 

 

 

HANDS LIKE HOUSES

 

And I feel like I am fighting a lost cause just to be heard I can't hear from the howling. Drowning every single word. Let me count the ways you kill me, you kill me.”

 

Hands Like Houses are fast becoming one of my favourite Australian rock bands. Tonight they put on a really amazing performance with multi-coloured strobe lighting, smoke jets and explosions of streamers and confetti into the crowd. They did have a couple of minor feedback issues at the start of their set but mostly it was really tight. Vocalist Trenton Smith spoke about how powerful music is in connecting people together as one and how we can create peace and harmony between us.

 

Set List:

 

Colour Blind

Perspective

Glasshouse

Introduced Species

A Tale of Outer Suburbia

Drift

 

 

 

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