REVIEWED BY BENJAMIN BLACKMAN
OutsideIn wIith support from The Favoured Few, The Neo-Kalashnikovs and Vessel
Juice Bar Parnell
On Friday night Auckland four-piece OutsideIn put on a show that would delight all of those who don’t mind a bit of progressiveness in your musical Scroggin.
An outstanding night was rounded off with a diversity of sound from the support acts, The Favoured Few, The Neo-Kalashnikovs and Vessel. OutsideIn, made of Mikey Brown, Jonnie Barnard and David Salmon, played a flavoursome set of psychedelic rock that tends hits you like an earnestly bouncing wormhole. Beginning with ‘Running’ and ‘Ulterior Motive’, the four-piece latched onto their usual melodious intrigue and performed a sensory massage to a superbly stocked Parnell Juice Bar.
The band is currently working on releasing their debut album, and based on their live presence it promises to be outstanding. This was not my first experience of OutsideIn but what was apparent this time around was the energy and grit that stand-in bassist, Adam Willis, added to the mix.
As a group they are well-travelled through strange and wonderful musical places and they are extremely inviting through their display of visuals that provoke an intoxicating blend of distress and comfort. This band obviously means bad-ass business and proved it by nailing their take on Portishead’s ‘Glory Box’ before closing with their own ‘Waterfalls’.
OutsideIn is still relatively underground and if you haven’t seen this band do so quickly because with an album up their sleeve they are sure to mutate the Auckland scene in the very near future.