Review by Jacinta Hriskin
Last Saturday night at the Ed Castle’s Thrillhouse, Mogerlaine hit the stage for their debut show. The four piece describe themselves as a new wave/power pop band. I would describe this band as one with a clean garage rock sound accompanied by wistful lyrics. I could sense some influence by The Smiths in the vocals, as they were used to create a melody and compliment the other instruments.
They played a controlled and rehearsed set that showed a lot of confidence for a first show. I was impressed with their professionalism, but wanted more energy! Perhaps I’m being greedy by saying this because I cannot even begin to imagine the nerves when stepping up to play your first set as a new band.
The instrumental breakdowns were certainly impressive if that’s what you’re in to. Nicholas Pipe’s use of a pedal board is flawless! Mogerlaine enhance a similar alternative rock sound as The Stone Roses with their mellow vibes and echoing, psychedelic guitar. While I’m more accustomed to a heavier and faster rock sound on a Saturday night, Mogerlaine drew me in like cobra to a snake charmer.
Mogerlaine will be quiet for a few weeks as members head off to Canada to play Sounds Australia at Canadian Music Week. Head to their Facebook page to keep up to date with upcoming Mogerlaine gigs.