The stage was set at The Bridgeway Hotel for a big night of rock action with Adelaide’s favourites The Superjesus supported by Vermantics and Baby Teeth. It has been a huge year for The Superjesus releasing new music and touring that extensively there definitely is a sense of anticipation for 2024 with a new album on the way.
It was a really great opportunity for local acts Vermantics and Baby Teeth to play in front of a big crowd and kudos to The Superjesus for giving both bands a leg up to spruik their wares.
Before The Superjesus took the stage there was a touching tribute to Paul Woseen who passed away during the week. The archival footage with one of Woseen’s songs October Grey playing was definitely emotive as we are all still coming to terms with his passing. Awesome walk on music firing up the crowd with Peaches Rock Show, if that couldn’t get you excited nothing will. With that momentum it was a turbo charged opener in Ashes followed by Secret Agent Man.
With Sarah McLeod declaring this was their “maiden voyage” at The Bridgeway they got cracking playing new tune Lights Out before delving back in to the discography with Shut My Eyes and I’m Stained. There definitely is a real rock edge to this newer line up featuring Cam Blokland (guitar) and Murray Sheridan (drums) and that real comes across in the new tunes and adding a new dynamic to their older tunes. Come Back To Me from the Love and Violence EP was awesome followed by another cracking new tunes We Won’t Let Go.
Thank god for ear plugs because it was ear piercing loud. The crowd amped up again with the familiar and popular tunes such as Down Again, Saturation and Gravity with one of the band’s favourites Love and Violence. Sarah suggested that they had been saving up their best songs for a new record which would be out in the new year finishing the main set on Something Good which was exactly that.
The band returned for an encore featuring the previous newly released single Money (We’re Only In It For Love) and a really cool choice of covers with Billy Idol’s Dancing With Myself to wrap up an a solid Friday night of rock action.
Live Review By Rob Lyon