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The Rock-itt : January 2011
The Break at the Manly Fisho's, November 23 & 24, 2010 The Break comprising of Midnight Oil's Rob Hirst, Martin Rotsey and Jim Moginie, along with The Violent Femmes bass man Brian Ritche were supporting the Hoodoo Gurus on both nights which were sell-out shows. They successfully pleased both hardened Midnight Oil supporters and general punters in the room with their unique brand of dynamic surf, psychodelic, Sci Fi, twin guitar attack based instrumental music. The band was promoting their debut album titled "Church of the Open Sky". Their first song 'Branded' is a strong catchy melodic rock'n offering that gets you lured in, then what follows is an assault of songs testing your imagination and mostly named after famous surf breaks such as 'Cylinders', 'Dump', 'Winkipop' and 'Cyclops' to name a few. To bring you back to reality and familiarity the band performs 'Wedding Cake Island' a popular Midnight Oil instrumental to the crowds delight! To add to their unique psychodelic and sci fi sound, Jim has added to his arsenal an instrument called the "Theremin" where the controlling section consists of two metal antennas which sense the position of the player's hands and control oscillators for frequency with one hand, and amplitude (volume) with the other, so it can be played without being touched. The electric signals, ie sci fi spacey sounds from the "theremin" are then amplified through speaker systems. The Break are both visually and audibly captivating where the power of their soundwaves rule the music along with the amazing energy and synchronicity of the band's members. For more information on the Break visit www.thebreak.net.au or www.myspace.com/thebreakau Review and Photos by DaveTozer.com.au To view photos of the night visit www.facebook.com/davetozerphotography Pay a visit to the Red Cross Little Shop of Treasures at Newport. There are lots of great things to buy at extremely low prices. The Red Cross shop is situated in the small lane way between the Japanese restaurant and the hair dressing salon. Look for the Red Cross flag!