Great Gable gives a mountain of a show for their latest EP Modern Interactions
Great Gable brought their best to The Rosemount on Saturday, the 23rd of September by slinging a Telecaster over their backs and pushing their new 5 track EP, Modern Interactions, into the crowd.
As the room slowly filled with tucked in shirts and moustaches, rock n’ rollers Cooper & The Catz hit the stage, setting the reverb-driven tone for the evening. A good few riff-heavy songs and a stellar vocalist by the name of Jack really put the cherry on top. As far as I know, these guys are a fairly new addition to Perth’s indie rock scene and will definitely be something to look forward to, especially if you’d like a mixed and mashed sound landing somewhere between Half Moon Run and Twin Peaks.
Rock n’ rolling onwards from this were local big hitters Wooly Mammoth who put their immense track ‘Edge', released earlier this year, to good use as a heavily thumping yet oh-so-gentle set-closer. Preceding this was a massive set. As if their track ‘Catcher in the Rye’ wasn’t enough, they handed in an absolute colossus of a cover, a supercharged rendition of Sam Sparro’s ‘Black and Gold’. If there was a band that could pull that cover off with the utmost perfect delivery, and without me questioning the choice, it’s the guys from Wooly Mammoth. They really did push me to the ‘Edge’, thank you guys.
As the Mammoth left, it was Jacob Diamond’s time to grace the stage. If you haven’t caught them (or often just Jacob) live yet, they’re an eclectic, folky experience with an incredibly humble, toe-tapping delivery. These guys know how to kick it, and with new material and a launch tour for ‘Blue Begets Blue’ (a track that captures the bands most folk rock-esque Fleet Foxes-infused brew), it has definitely given us a few shows to look forward to.
Finally, being welcomed to the stage by a very sizeable Rosie crowd, the guys from Great Gable geared up to their duties. This was done with the help from some additional players as well, a very healthy plus to their already impressive sound. From top to bottom, from their acoustic rendition of the anthemic new track ‘Shine’, to their encore after the reverb-stacked, dreamy ‘Drift’, they gave their absolute best. Watching these guys don a Fender and a smile is a sight that is very satisfying to see. I remember seeing them around two years ago, playing to about 15 people at the 459 Bar. Yes guys, I remember your cover of Paul Simon’s ’50 Ways To Leave Your Lover’. A truly great choice. Anyways, before this gets a little off track, Gable closed their set with the powerhouse new Foals guitar-tinged track ‘All Day Long’. Leaving the room ringing as they left, it did not take much to see why these guys pull the crowd they do.
The gentlemen from GG exude an alt-rock sound that is fresh, but oddly familiar. A fitting amount of huskiness from the lead vocalist Alex, with a suitable handful of twangy solos woven throughout. Be sure to check out their EP Modern Interactions, produced by Matt Gio at Rada Studios and mastered by Will Bowden. You will not be disappointed.