The night commenced underground at Pirie & Co. Social Club with Adelaide psychedelic outfit, DRUID FLUIDS, with possibly the largest turn out for an opening act at the Yewth Presents nights. The members in their yewth (youth*) are apart of the wrong generation, it’s easy to see they’ve grown up on a tasty diet of their parent’s record collection – swirling, droning soundscapes and distorted guitar licks resembling the 60s, yet their own original groove without sounding too much like a Doors tribute band.
Next up was without a doubt Adelaide’s best psych-rock band, Glass Skies who are tight as ever playing as one on stage. After seeing the three-piece several times in the past, I’ve never been disappointed, and this occasion was no different. While some sound issues hindered the set, it didn’t matter, the loud mash up was a whirlpool for my ears and I can't wait to catch them again tomorrow night supporting The Murlocs at Jive.
Between supports Nicholas Allbrook floated in-between punters, and for his set he decided the stage wasn’t big enough for him... stepping into the crowd, as everyone glared, in awe of him as if he was a guitar-wielding alien from another planet.
Allbrook hasn’t always played solo, fronting his own band Pond, and playing bass for Tame Impala (among many other projects, Allbrook/Avery etc.), however he works best alone… From his fairy-floss coloured hair, to the way his frail body wraps around his guitar, Allbrook and his unconventional, yet beautiful musical creations are worthy of being compared to the late David Bowie. The highlight of the night had to be Allbrook sharing his thoughts on our fine state, "Adelaide is the bees dick…” We think so too Nick, come back real soon, we’ll have a carton of Coopers waiting for you.