Monday, September 05, 2005

Sophie Koh & The Guild league

Northcote Social Club, Saturday 3rd of September

Sophie Koh & Band

Saturday night saw a busy Northcote Social Club, with people waiting to show there tickets to get in to Sophie Koh’s debut album launch show.

This was my first time to the NSC, a very small, but intimate place to catch a gig. Maybe the lighting is a little dark, or maybe I should buy a new camera. It was great not to come home smelling like smoke too, although you do come home smelling like beer. With other venues closing down, its great that the NSC has started (owned by the same people as the corner) with live gigs, showing Melbournians that venues come and go.

First off The Guild league played their Indie/folk/pop with a touch of reggae. Including a saxophone, trumpet, bass/cello, drums and guitar from The Lucksmiths' Tali White.

The Guild League

Sophie Koh played her sweet style of folk/pop/rock, giving her line up a more minimal feeling compared the Guild League, with only a bass, guitar(herself) and drums. The first part of it she played Solo, and later played on the organ with just the drums accompanying her.

Sophie Koh as two tracks on, they are Easily Broken (4.03mb) and Silly Thing (demo version) (3.51mb). Out of the two MP3’s, Silly Thing would be the best example of the music that she played on that evening. She also has a blog, which is sometimes updated.

The Guild League are lacking a website and mp3 samples, but you can get some real player samples which I’m not a fan of. You can also hear them talk to JJJ’s Robbie Buck about there album (8.80 MB) Inner North, while listening you do get to hear some snippets of there music.

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