Butcher Birds + Sixfthick + Loomer + Dirty Bird @ The Zoo

Butcher Birds

It seems to have taken forever and a day ( a bit like this post), but finally we got there; the Butcher Birds‘ début album launch, just about 3½ years to the very day from their very first gig at The Rev on Sunday 2 April 2006.  Way back then, with half the band being fairly new to playing instruments (if I remember correctly) there was an obvious and noticeable ‘rabbit in the headlights’ aspect to them playing but it’s been a fascinating and fantastic experience watching them develop over the years; becoming more proficient at playing, increasing their song repertoire with a collection of outstanding tunes, gelling as a band, and the positive difference a change in drummer made to their sound, all culminating in an excellent début, Set My Bones.  The only criticism is that doesn’t include their best song, Rub It In Salt, a long time mainstay in their set as well as often being the opening number.  Hopefully it will return to the fold in time for album number two?

Looking back through my archives I’m well into double figures for photographing the band, not counting all the other gigs where I didn’t have my camera.  So it’s ironic that after all that I manage to miss the first couple of songs as a result of thinking that covering two gigs at two different venues in the Valley would be a good idea.

More photos from the night on Flickr and a mini Butcher Birds retrospective below.

The Rev – 2 April 2006
Butcher Birds

Butcher Birds

Rehearsing
Rehearsing

Rehearsal Room

Playing
Butcher Birds

Set List - 2007

Melbourne Trip – Lots more photos, so many favourites, here

Butcher Birds - Melb

Butcher Birds - Melb

Butcher Birds - Melb

Butcher Birds - Melbourne

Butcher Birds - Melb

Set My Bones Album Launch
Butcher Birds

Butcher Birds

Butcher Birds

Kellie Lloyd with Butcher Birds


5 Responses to “Butcher Birds + Sixfthick + Loomer + Dirty Bird @ The Zoo”

  1. rub it in salt ain't coming back, might make it as a b-side someday. more chance than julius..there is a recording somewhere. did it at the foundry. do you have anymore of those rehearsal shots? that was a fucking shock! jacinta is still a teenager in those, terrifying.

  2. Yep, have a few more of that rehearsal. Am sure you've seen them though. Will upload to Flickr tomorrow. Yep, looking through them brought back some memories. We should do it again sometime, keep saying that i'm gonna stalk a few bands for a bit and do more documentary style stuff. Got any tours/recordings in the pipeline?

  3. the next record will be at donny's home studio which is called Nowhere. there is a july tour but i can't say with whom yet but it's all brisbane bands and is killer

  4. Ok, I'm there. July is good as seconded into state government until end of June and got a fair bit of leave owing to me from last year already

  5. i dont know if i want it on camera. if you know what i mean. ha ha

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