I went out the other night to see this band – Graveyard Train. A band of seven blokes singing about death.
It was the first night of their Australian tour to launch their new album. I’ve now got their first and second album and they’re both brilliant. When we got the first album we played it in the car and I was ‘allowed’ to turn it up so we could both sing along. Usually my son pleads with me to turn the music down. Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around?
Hailing from Melbourne I’ve been very lucky to see them twice this year. Once at Barrio (Adelaide Festival), then again the other night.
As you can see I was nice and close and when they finished their set I could have stood there to watch it all over again.
Often when I see a band, even though I’ve enjoyed it, I’m glad for a rest at the end. Not so with these guys.
There’s a guy (at the end playing the harmonica in this shot) whose usual musical instrument is chains around his neck and a hammer. I wonder how they explain that at customs if the need ever arises. I’ve never seen a band playing chains.
The other thing I love about them is that they all sing (except for the drummer I think) and when they do it’s just magic.
This is the type of boy band I really dig!