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SEX ON TOAST (Melb).

24
/ Oct
Wednesday
2018

SEX ON TOAST (Melb).

Time
7pm
Price
$20

Melbourne  AU

There really, REALLY isn’t anyone quite like the formidably talented, performatively irrepressible 10-piece that is Sex On Toast. They’re fervidly dedicated to their craft. They’re unconditionally vivacious. They’re virtuosos of the tongue-in-cheek. And they’re ‘Ready’ to unleash the goods once more.

It’s a rare band that has the savvy to successfully combine retro production, tight 70s/60s inspired instrumentation, and lyrical commentary that bites harder than your Aunt’s rabid chihuahua. And you’ll want to listen again.

But Sex On Toast aren’t content to leave it at that. Outrageous videos are fast becoming a band trademark – as anyone who’s seen the clip for ‘Oh Loretta!’, featuring Molly Meldrum, can attest. The Tanzer-directed video for ‘Doubt’, with its use of soft-focus lens, Caddyshack-inspired mise en scene, and screwball exploration of male bravado, is every bit as waggish & winking as you’d expect.

 

Their songs are tight, their musical knowledge is incredible, and they know how to have a good time with it. Sex on Toast plunder every musical aspect of the ’80s. Leslie’s impossible falsetto meanders through the single Hold My Love, a cruisy slow jam, but they are just as astute with jazz, R&B, synth-funk sexy jams, and ’80’s yacht rock jams.

Kate Kingsmill, The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Doors at 7pm …show 8pm