MUSIC: Turning Tides ‘Rat Pack’ EP Release ShowPosted: May 5, 2011
Last month headed out to HQ where Turning Tides were hosting the final release show of a 3 show ‘tour’. Supporting the release tour were Adrift and Melbourne band Sans Amour, with The Others and Ruthless getting to play the HQ show.
Opening the day was Adrift. They are heavier than what I generally listen to, but they totally killed it and were solid throughout. I was surprised to hear Adrift only starting jamming early last year, they had a set of solid songs of which a couple are on a demo cd they were giving out there.
Second up were Sans Amour. Being from Melbourne I didn’t know what to expect from these guys. I don’t know what I should say about these guys, other than there demo cd had been on repeat for an hour or so. They were amazing. I guess they were quite aggressive during there performance but I’m truly glad they made the trip to Perth to support Turning Tides. I think something that made me so into them was how passionate they were, especially there singer, Samm Burrell, was. The fact that Sans Amour are a 4 piece also showed how much talent they have, in a genre where having 4 members is a rare find.
Ruthless were then on. Saw these guys towards the middle of last year, they were fairly new then, with only a few songs, a little sloppy at times and not a majorly defined sound. Almost a year later Ruthless are fitting well into a metalcore sound, and are making a name of themselves around the hardcore and metal scene. To think the guys are only 16/17. They played a solid set. A favourite of mine, Hasty Retreat, has only gotten better as they grown and found there sound.
The Others played fourth. Being a fan of the Others I was looking forward to seeing them play. They play alot of short songs, there 9 song album comes in at less than 15 mins. There music reminds me alot of skateboarding days, back in the 90s hardcore/punk times.
Last of course were Turning Tides. By then the crowd had thinned out quite dramatically and really in the end I could see why. They were quite messy and really only found 1 song in Fallen Soldier that I mildly enjoyed.