Excitement! New songs!!

April 14, 2008 by  

So a few fans did make it to the Andy Warhol gig this weekend and the news is that there were four new songs and a cover of Perfect Day! Thanks to a couple of people for posting on the forum, indiie and enemyofaverage (who flew all the way from Melbourne just for the gig!), this is the setlist of the gig as best can be made out:

Just to make it clear, these are speculation on the part of the forum members and may not in fact be the official song names:

1. Back Home (New)
2. Colossal
3. Woman
4. Violence of the Sun (New)
5. White Unicorn
6. Unknown title (New)
7. Unknown title (New)
8. Mind’s Eye
9. Perfect Day (Lou Reed cover)
10. Joker and the Thief

The with these possible names: ‘Monolith’, ‘Back to the Mountain’ and ‘Athenaeum’. (thanks, turdface from the forums).

Indiie was an extra superstar and has uploaded quite a few videos from the gig – you can check them out here: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=indiie

And enemyofaverage wrote up a review …

HEY ALL, just got back home (melbourne) from brisbane, i flew up yesterday just to go see the guys play!

i was right up the front for the entire gig (it went for an hour). got some pics and vids on my phone – indiie’s film footage seems to be a lot higher quality though.

but yes, i stretched my neck and was just able to read the first song title – Back Home. it is an amazing track and i wouldn’t be at all surprised if it is their next single.

as for a new direction: not really..although having seen them four times now (melb big day out, festival hall, ballarat, brisbane) i can say they carry themselves a lot more confidently and seem to have a new found sense of direction and purpose…in recent times they have been doing a lot of improvising and with new songs it means they are able to perform a much more structured set.

……i wonder if any of this is making sense? i’ve only had 4 and a half hours sleep so please bare with me!! i will try upload some pics and my crappy videos later (i took a vid of back home, but later realised that my sound was turned off!)

overall, last night was an amazing gig…their new songs are very heavy, kinda like colossal and pyramid. one of the songs demonstrated much more complex rhythmical ability than in their older songs (dunno how to phrase that at the moment – too tired. for you musos out there i can reveal that myles switches to a backbeat in one of the songs – i think its the one indiie said chris played intentionally out of tune – and for the record, it was andrew playing the semitone off). their lou reed cover was different and i don’t think it suited them at all…myles smiled at andrew at the end, i think he realised it didn’t work very well.

in case you’re wondering, i couldn’t quite make out the titles of the other songs on the set list…i think one had ‘sun’ in the title and one was ‘athenaeum’? not too sure.

I of course was away for the weekend so missed the excitement. Just catching up now and getting my head around NEW MATERIAL.


16 Responses to “Excitement! New songs!!”

  1. enemyofaverage on April 15th, 2008 6:54 am

    violence of the sun was the 4th song they played.

  2. DC on April 15th, 2008 7:40 am

    Im pretty sure violence of the sun was 4th on the list.

  3. chimaera on April 15th, 2008 11:19 am

    Thanks, both – updated.

  4. Anonymous on April 15th, 2008 12:58 pm

    they played mind’s eye before Perfect Day

  5. DC on April 15th, 2008 1:01 pm

    Yeah they did, why wasnt that mentioned in the forums?

  6. chimaera on April 15th, 2008 1:14 pm

    Okey dokey, another update! And if anyone figures out the names of the missing songs, let me know that too.

  7. Pat on April 15th, 2008 4:45 pm

    WOW! I just heard the new songs from the youtube videos and they sound awesome. I can’t wait for the new album!

  8. Swedish Gentlemen on April 16th, 2008 8:54 pm

    Pretty bad sound quality, couldn’t really decide if it was good or bad… I’ll just have to wait for the album to get available.

  9. Henza on April 17th, 2008 7:34 am

    lol same but back home sounds like it would be a sick song anyway!

  10. anon on April 17th, 2008 10:20 am

    You can grab a higher quality recording of the show here:

    Full gig: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8M4CRXDJ

    Split into songs: http://www.sendspace.com/file/wmtwu6

  11. ? on April 18th, 2008 3:19 am

    I went on youtube and one might be called back to the mountain but sice I wasn’t there at th concert i’m not sure

  12. turdface on April 23rd, 2008 2:45 am


    1. Back Round
    2. Colossal
    3. Woman
    4. The Violence Of The Sun
    5. White Unicorn
    6. Monolith
    7. Inside The Mountain
    8. Minds Eye
    9. Perfect Day (Lou Reed cover)
    10. Joker And The Thief

  13. piriod on April 24th, 2008 2:33 pm

    Its Back home ;)

  14. The dude with the flute on May 25th, 2008 12:40 am

    Okay, well if you ever feel like hearing these new songs and actually be able to understand what andrew’s singing, go on youtube and type in the username MrM00000

    they’re are just audio recordings but they come across crystal clear.

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