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MAMMAL are back! And ready to blow your minds!


After a long hiatus, Melbourne rockers Mammal are back and ready to blow our minds! On the 27th of July, they played at Adelaide again for the first time in what every fan would consider to have been too long. This time they played at Fowlers Live as a part of their ‘Community’ Tour. Judging from the new music they have been putting out, there will be a whole new fan base to join their ever growing community as well!

Coming along for the ride with them to keep them company this time, and of course all of us entertained was Brisbane Alternative/Indie band Osaka Punch, and also getting in on the fun, for something completely different was Melbourne rapper Fresh Violet joining the party.


Fresh Violet kicked things off for the night and was a breath of fresh air. Playing solo to the audience, this young rapper really owned the stage. She writes and produces her own music, and we were privy to a taste of what is to come in future, and soon! With the release of her album ‘50 Shades of Violet’, just around the corner. I personally can’t wait to hear more of this great up and coming hip hop artist, so be sure to check her out!

Then, the lads in Osaka Punch hit the stage with the theme from Baywatch playing as their opener. From that very moment they had the crowd eating them up! Jack (vocals/keyboard), Chrispy (guitar), Dane (drums) and Brenton (bass) together are a powerhouse of energy. Opening with the song ‘Stonk’, serving us some mustard and showing us how they operate, the boys kept the crowd on their feet grooving along to their infectious beats all the way through. These lads really put on one hell of a show and are gathering quite the following all around the country! Be sure to check them out if you aren’t already familiar with them!

Finally… The time had come for Mammal to take to the stage. After waiting a good ten years to see this band, I was definitely not disappointed. With their front man Ezekiel Ox blasting onto the stage modelling a horned head piece, fans knew they were in for a treat from the start. Opening with ‘Nagasaki in Flames’, it didn’t take long for the crowd to work themselves into a frenzy. With a timely reminder that we are all there to support the music scene and to watch out for each other, The Ox himself got amongst the sea of sweat covered patrons. With songs like ‘Virtual signalling’, ‘Smash the Piñata’, ‘Community’, ‘Hell Yeah’ and their latest single ‘Dead’, the crowd were keen to ensure that Zeke, Nick (Bass), Zane (Drums) and Pete (Guitar) had plenty of vocal support. There is no doubt in that Mammal are back and bigger than ever, and that fans, old and new, could not be happier about this great news.


Photo by Suze Blacketer

Links:

Community by Mammal : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSe8qvEzmPI&feature=share

How We Operate by Osaka Punch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wckU2OdE1-Y&feature=share

Northside by Fresh Violet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OilSkoD3HpY&feature=share

Review by Suze Blacketer

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