Sunday, December 28, 2014

WALLACE VANBORN - "Noonstone Gift" - Pukkelpop Festival - Kiewit, Hasselt (B) - 14-08-14 + BONUS

Pukkelpop Festival - Kiewit - Hasselt (B) - 14-08-14
1 - Revealers
2 - Atom Juggler
3 - Cougars
4 - Genius Inside the Bear
5 - We Are What We Hide
6 - Welcome To The Wastelands
7 - Found in L.A.
8 - Supply And The Damned
9 - Cowboy Panda's Revenge
De Kreun - Kortrijk (B) - 20-03-13
10 - Marching Sideways
11 - Cowboy Panda's Revenge
12 - I Wanna Be Your Dog (Iggy & The Stooges cover)
with Blood Red Shoes - 29-11-12
13 - Colours Fade (with Blood Red Shoes)
Villa_Vanthilt - Ypres (B) - 23-08-12
14 - We Are What We Hide
15 - Lion's Manual
L'Alhambra - Paris - 11-04-2012
16 - White River
Le Trabendo - Paris - 07-12-10
17 - Rite Hands

Technical info  :
DVD Full Pro-shot & Audience shot
Video : Mpeg - 720 X 576 - 25 FPS - 16:9
Audio : Mpeg - 48000 Hz
Running Time : 87 mns
Size : 4,01 Go
Menu & Chapters - Artwork included

Just before coming to "Je me perds", their last song of their Pukkelpop 2012 set, Laura-Mary from Blood Red Shoes is letting out a rousing and loud "This is for Wallace Vanborn, the best band, in Belgium" (you can hear it here on the video extract of the show at the BRS section). The two bands obviously hit it off during their common tour. That's obvious in this dvd when Ian Clement is invited to play a noisy "Colours Fade" with the band, starting with a funny "take over" joke from Steven.
Anyway, I don't know if Wallace Vanborn is the best band in Belgium but what I'm pretty sure about is the highly talented rock scene of the country : Arno, Deus, Triggerfinger, Wallace Vanborn, K’s Choice, Millionaire, Soulwax, 2 Many DJs, Goose, Drive Like Maria, The Black Box Revelation, Psycho 44, The Van Jets, BRNS, Puggy, The Experimental Tropic Blues Band, Vive La Fête, Steak n°8, Creature With The Atom Brain, ... The list seems endless and you are hardly disappointed pricking up your ears at them. So many interesting bands in so different styles.
This is precisely while scouring the intense and lively summer festival scene of the country I first met Wallace Vanborn. It was back in 2012, Pukkelpop again, at the famous "Wablief ?!" tent, where you can enjoy the gifted local bands. 2 years later, they opened the festival, hitting the main stage, which is truly deserved. As often experienced, and even if an early rising always means a deep self-sacrifice in festivals (!), bands scheduled first in the day are often not to be missed. This is once more the case here. The audience is predictably scarce at noon (see before !) but it grew all along the set and the threesome delivered a powerful stoner performance. On a side note, they opened the show with a new song (see the video below) that was to feature on their forthcoming new album, "The Orb We Absorb",  due in October, and which was recorded right in the middle of the stoner nebula : at the infamous "Rancho De La Luna" (Queens Of The Stone Age, Eagles Of Death Metal, Foo Fighters, PJ Harvey ..) under the lead of a no less notorious producer  : Chris Goss (Masters Of Reality).
As often, I've added a few extras from other shows, including the Blood Red Shoes piece and the inescapable cover of Iggy's "I Wanna Be Your Dog".
I couldn't get my hands on a decent live version of "Rover" from the first album, but if you still don't know this great number, you can have a quick first listen to it in the menus ! Don't miss the band when they come to town !

Enjoy !

Cheers !


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