The night got under way in a musical sense with local grunge rock 3-piece Horror My Friend having half an hour to give us what they had. Very encouraging it was too, for a band not quite 2 years into its existence. The 2 guys out the front like to share the load, swapping bass for lead guitars a couple of times during their set, as well as the vocals. They've been getting good airplay as a recent Triple J Unearthed feature artist with their current single "Birds" (you can check out the video on youtube). Clearly big fans of Johnny Cash's signature hold-the-guitar-like-a-rifle move, these guys were a great way to get the party started.
Review by Paul Chivell
Photos by Luke Cotter. See full gallery here.