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Live: LA.VI, The Plastics, Taxi Violence

2011-08-16 14:00
Zula Sound Bar, August 12 - With such a great line up and a double music video launch to look forward to, I’m sure most people knew this was set to be the gig of the weekend.

First up was LA.VI, whose tunes have a slight upbeat, country-type feel to them. They also remind me of a younger, fresher version of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

After listening to murmurs from the crowd though, I found that some didn't feel their sound fitted the bill of the balls-to-the-wall rock night everyone was expecting it to be.

I was disappointed that The Plastics didn’t announce their music video before they screened it, which meant a good few people missed the beginning of ‘Caroline’.

The video itself is fun, quirky and definitely won those watching it over. By this time, the energy in the air was electric and these indie rockers capitalised on it by pumping even more electricity into the room.


Established rockers Taxi Violence were clever enough to have the familiar face and voice of Paul Snodgrass at their disposal to introduce their new video for ‘A Long Way From Home’, making the screening of their video much more ceremonial than that of The Plastics.

By the time they kicked off their set, Zula was packed and a good spot was hard to find. Taxi Violence were on fire and so was their mascot Big Head, we must have stage dived at least a dozen times.

Along with all their usual crowd pleasers, Taxi treated the crowd to two new songs that went down really well, with the second song seeing guitarist Rian Zietsman deliver tradermark shit-hot riffs.

Jade Ashton Scully is a contributor to YourLMG magazine. Do you have any live reviews to submit? You could win a voucher - email your article of max 300 words to publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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