The coming of a New Year is a bit of a drag. It means trying to remember which of your acquaintances you’ve already given New Yearly wishes to, feeling obliged to make profound life-changing resolutions and the inevitable disappointment which results from realising that although the year has changed, you haven’t transformed into the motivated and disciplined individual you had hoped. On the other hand, it is a great excuse to throw a party. And party we did, in the lush and lusty setting of Bordello Noir, a converted video store which was host to a definitive moment of the cosmos – DOUBLE DRUMMING WOOHOO MADNESS!!! We invited co-founding member Ben Charnley to play with us while he was briefly home from New York, and the result was satisfyingly epic. Check it out.
Speaking of parties (we usually are) this week sees the Woohoo-mobile depart for Rainbow Serpent festival, where we’ll be playing the Playground stage on Friday at 6.30pm, amidst a bunch of cranking bands including Flap!, Madre Monte, Rapskallion and 8 Foot Felix. We’ll be hanging around and soaking up the rest of the festival so make sure you say hi if you see us around!
After Rainbow we’ll be returning home refreshed and rejuvenated to get stuck into what could be our busiest year to date. We’re working on a lot of new material to get you dancing in all new weird and wacky ways, we’re planning shows across the country and perhaps even further… but we’ll elaborate on that terrible attempt at mystique some other time. For now, I’m off to quit smoking and lose 20kgs.
Jarrod (your friendly neighbourhood sax-wielding leopard-man).