NBT Update

Next Big Thing heats continued last week to whittle down the entrants into a group small enough to be called finalists. The winner of each heat gets studio time with a decent producer to make a song worthy of the 2009 NBT compilation. Here’s the results from the week just gone complete with thoughts from punters on the ground:

Heat 4 @ Rosemount

First: Mister and Sunbird

Second: Rachel and Henry climb a hill

Check out RockPrincess’ review here

Heat 5 @ Rocket Room

First: The Kuillotines

Second: Arts Martial

“The Kuillotines took command of the stage, and delivered a set that was unapologetic, and did not let up from the first to the last song. They played with the intensity of a young energetic band but at the same time with the confidence and intent of a well worn working band.”

Check out RockPrincess’ review here

Heat 6 @ Railway

First: Lacey

Second: Tracksuit

“This heat was full of outstandingly talented bands, quite apart from the winners, The Brow filled the stage with barely organised chaos including glowy ball twirling and a groove more infectious than swine flu. Jack Action had a touch of the guitar hero about them as they pulled rock star poses worthy of the best 80s hair metal bands, only their music was good. The Accumulated Gestures were a tight soul act that sounded like a coverband, but for all that they had the dance floor crowded with lubricated groovers.”


First: This End Up

First: You, Me and Ryan

First: Diatribe

The last heat is on this Wednesday at Rosemount where the best of seven more bands will get a spot in the semi-finals. Here’s the lineup:

Sam Carmody and a place called panic

The Killer Cars

Art In Algebra

The Union of Crazy Monkey People from outer space

Hang on St Christopher

Special Brew

Blackwater Station

There will be three semi-finals next month followed by the State final on 25 July at Rosemount Hotel. Check our gig guide for details.