A painfully sober Wednesday night at the Troubadour for the Brisbane launch of The Scrapes' new album "Electric Mourning Blues". Not drinking at shows is weird but I somehow managed not to buy any beer while there to save a few $$$. Not recommended.
I tried to describe Sky Needle when they played at the Newstead Gasworks last year, basically they've invented and made their own instruments and then they get together and improvise and you get this uniquely strange sound that is as captivating as it is odd. They even had a scale model of the iconic Brisbane Sky Needle they were named after on stage with them as a prop. Spared no expense.
The Scrapes are very technically adept. The Scrapes practice a lot and have spent years diligently studying their craft within the confines of University. They can probably even read sheet music. I still like them though. For fans of Dirty Three etc. but they have their own style and if you're in the right mood (Example: you've gone out to a show because the idea of spending the night alone in your room depresses you but you're hungover from the night before and don't want to party either so you're pathetically crying for that middle ground) it can be pretty nice.