GIT @ The Old Colonial 2nd March 200321:47 2/03/2003
After hearing them on the radio in the afternoon (which apparently they only found out about at the last minute) I decided to take the tram up to Fitzroy and check them out. Their performance on the show included a rendition of the Sex Pistols' "God Save The Queen" which they managed to make sound cute and not threatening at all.
The three members of the band that were playing today where Sarah on guitar & vocals, Susannah on lead guitar and vocals and Tracey on Bass and vocals. There were also two other blokes helping them on Double Bass and Banjo.
They play in a country/gospel style and are hot chicks (especially Susannah), but I noticed their kids/husbands in the audience so don't go getting any ideas.
The lounge bar at the Old Colonial is large and comfortable with good sound (according to the bands that play there) you can also get a meal after about six and eat it while the band is playing.
Git played two sets including my favourite from the first set "Euphonious Wail" as it had the members singing "MEOW MEOW MEOW, MEOW MEOW, MEOW MEOW", "TWEET TWEET TWEET, TWEET TWEET, TWEET TWEET" and "BOW-WOW WOW, WOW WOW, WOW WOW" at various times throughout the song.
Also good was "I'll Fly Away" from the O'Brother Were Art Thou soundtrack and several of their other songs (I ended up buying their live CD of the band performing at the Rising Sun Hotel).
Special mention must go to their new song "Flowers" and the Hawaiian war chant that they sung as the encore which are excellent.
I would rate this band up there with The Prayerbabies as one of the best live bands in Melbourne at the moment and the best thing is that they are performing at the same place next week and will be starting a residency there after Easter. Thanks.