I am fairly certain that this freak Melbourne storm can be linked to L.A Witch’s arrival in the city. I can’t confirm it, but a band that conjures such powerful psychedelic fuzz such as them, surely has some mystic powers that can control the weather too. Undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with, L.A Witch landed in Melbourne for the first time yesterday and have wasted no time in discovering the city.
Irita Pai, the band’s bassist, is competing with the thunder and a little difficult to hear at times. The other two members, Sade Sanchez and Ellie English are hiding somewhere in the background, presumably still battling jet lag. Despite this, it was pretty hard to miss the excitement in their voices when they mentioned that they’re going to see some koalas and kangaroos next week. Last night they managed to catch Tropical Fuck Storm’s sold out gig at the Gasometer. Caught up in the whirlwind that is Gizzfest, I mentioned that I’m going to see Gareth Liddiard the following day. The Gizz boys are adamant that their self organised festival is going to be going ahead, regardless of the flood warnings.
We get a little sidetracked talking about some of the bands coming out of Australia at the moment. It makes sense that the girls admire King Gizzard’s ability to command an audience. I saw L.A Witch’s live show later that night and they had some sort of strange esoteric control over the audience.