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LIVE: Groovin’ The Moo, Bunbury – 26 April, 2015

| 30 April 2015 | Reply

LIVE: Groovin’ The Moo, Bunbury – 26 April, 2015
Bunbury, Western Australia
Reviewed by Jackie Coffin


Festival Bingo.

Weather is always a bit hit and miss in Bunbury come this time of year, but it was a beautifully warm and sunny autumn day that greeted fans for Groovin’ the Moo. A perfect day for sitting in the sun with mates, having a beer and listening to some great music. Which is just what we did.

Festival openers and South West locals Said the People, Koi Child and Foam took their respective stages, getting the crowd worked up for a long day of musical appreciation.

UK band Peace have plenty to be happy about, they are releasing their second album later this year and played a good set to a relaxed and jovial crowd, who were more than ready for the infectious, good-vibe beats of live darlings Sticky Fingers, when they hit the stage a short time later.

Everybody loves a front woman with sass, and Preatures vocalist Isabella did not disappoint. The Sydney rockers have just finished a solid couple of months worth of touring, but they still had plenty to give the crowd at the Triple J stage, Isabella singing, belting and growling out some of the band’s best, including a special number dedicated to her childhood frenemies. Who doesn’t love a bit of revenge in song?

How best does one describe British punk band, You Me at Six? This reviewer had heard the hype surrounding them and in terms of production and image, they were fine, if you like that kind of thing. Perhaps a little bit too pretty to really be called punk. Certainly, the lead singer was pretty hell bent on working up the crowd, imploring us to dance and make some noise. But they did come a long way, so maybe they wanted to make the most of the trip. If smooth moves and a good look count for anything, then you’d surely be onto a winner with these lads. The band put on a beautifully choreographed show and did a good job keeping the crowd interested while they waited to see whoever it was they came to see.

Peaches is a lady with a good reputation for a live show and she didn’t disappoint fans on Sunday night. Changing costumes at least six times during her forty minute set, her non-stop show featured slutty dancers, crowd surfing, attitude and champagne showers. Set to release a new album later this year, her first since 2009, the sassy electronic diva played a satisfying mix of old and new, including mega-hits Boys Wanna Be Her and Fuck The Pain Away.

This year The ‘Moo promoted some great acts, with a stellar assortment of Australian bands, padded out with international guests. And no matter which stage you chose to patronise the fun continued all day, right up to headlining acts and show stoppers Wolfmother, Hilltop Hoods and Flight Facilities.

Bunbury once again proved it is more than capable of hosting some big names and putting on a grand show for local punters and out-of-towners. ‘Til next year then.

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