Oliver Tank w/Oscar Key Sung & Kucka - The Bakery 28/02/14
Last friday at the Bakery, Oliver Tank, Oscar Key Sung and local powa gals Kucka played an incredible gig. The entire night I was wrapped in a subtle warm texture of sound that made me feel lovely and comfortable. I think the Bakery is one of those venues that makes you feel good no matter what. Its a home of good music- most of the time. Going to grandmas house for lunch sort of home.
First up was Kucka who have been gigging around for the last few years, however this gig completely blew people away. Their improved live sound over the past few months is highly commendable especially Katie Campbell’s live drums!!
Oscar Key Sung was having a jive during Kucka’s set which was super cute- he dances like me. He has been experimenting with electronic production for a few years now, putting out some minimalistic R&B compositions under the name ‘Oscar + Martin’, some glitchy hip hop with Brothers Hand Mirror, and some beats on his own. I didn't doubt his abilities on Friday, but when he started singing in his smooth smooth voice, as well as pitching down his samples and having a play with drum progressions - I was quite impressed to say the least. I love it when artists put so much energy into a show that you can feel it and in turn it creates this amazing vibe. His talent speaks for itself, when you can have the skills as a producer and not lose out on your vocals, you’ve hit the jackpot. Captivatingly cute. Overall, his set was therapeutically clubby. If that makes sense.
Oliver Tank performed next with a similar set up to Oscar Key Sung’s. He hypnotised crowds with his emotional vocals, and heartfelt/honest/beaut banter in between songs. He effortlessly intertwined organic instrumentation and soundscapey vocals with the synthetic aspects of his tracks. This national tour accompanied the release of his sophomore EP ‘Slow Motion Music’ which I really enjoyed (and it was my first taste of Oliver Tank). YUMMY. You can check out the interview I did with him a few months ago HERE. But I digress. His machine made music sent punters into a synthesised world, with Kucka’s rather interesting vocals. His collaborative work with other artists (Ta-Ku to be specific) definitely creates the more euphoric moments in his catalouge. Nonetheless, delicate boy sent us all into a deep intoxication with his set.