This past weekend saw The Zoo once again host Spill City, a quarterly, multi-arts platform dedicated to offering new perspectives from a diverse array of artists and musicians. For its sixth rendition, organisers booked an eclectic musical line-up spanning the likes of Gold Coast rockers Peach Fur and Brisbane outfit CNT EVN to Melbourne bubblegum-punk duo Cry Club and fan favourites WHALEHOUSE. Ensuring there were no dull moments, not even in between performances, Chance Collective set up a table for patrons to write love letters – for their significant others, for their friends or for fellow concert goers – a personal touch that topped off an already incredible creative offering.
First up in terms of musical performances were Brisbane’s self-proclaimed “bunch of brats” CNT EVN, a quartet that seems to combine the sounds of WHALEHOUSE and Midnight Oil with experimental electronic music. Their sound is wildly original, and easy to recommend to audiences looking for an off-kilter live act. The aforementioned WHALEHOUSE followed, serving up their abrasive brand of punk-rock with a hearty injection of humour and an abundance of energy. These ingredients combined make the Brisbane trio an essential band to check out when you’re purely looking for a good time.
Switching things up, Gold Coast quartet Peach Fur brought their endlessly groovy and infectious psych-tinged rock to the stage. A band heavily inspired by music of the past, this talented troupe have impressively carved their own niche delivering a sound they describe as “saucy swing.” Melbourne duo Cry Club closed out the show with an impressively expansive live set loaded with catching energy and powerful dancing, concluding a night full of lively performances.
Spill City Vol. 6 provided great variety and warm, positive vibes. With Vol. 6 announced as the last rendition of Spill City for now, audience’s can only hope this event will be brought to life again in the future.