The Hard Aches ‘Organs + Airports’ WA Tour, Them Sharks, The Bob Gordons, Lionizer, Being Beta. Ya-Ya’s, Perth. 27-06-2014.

Words Sophie Dunsford

Tonight, the resident punkers of Ya-Ya’s Bar gathered to welcome The Hard Aches who had made the much-anticipated trek from Adelaide. It was the final stop on their Organs and Airports tour.

Junior buddies Being Beta kick started the party super early, at 7.15pm. It’s clear that their fan base is extending well beyond their friendship group now, with guitarist Jacob Impson noting “This is the most people I’ve ever seen at Ya-Ya’s before ten o’clock, I’m so happy!” Front man Andy Storey figuratively juggled synthesiser and electric guitar, and entertained everyone with trademark flailing limbs, hair flicks and wide grin. Being Beta has a new EP and is touring nationally for the first time in August.

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The Decline – ‘Can I Borrow A Feeling?’ EP Launch, The Novocaines, Tired Lion, Sail on! Sail On!, Being Beta. The Rosemount Hotel, Perth. 16-05-2014.

Words Sophie Dunsford
Photos Kim Anderson – Shoot The Wicked Witch

Those chord progressions! Pat Decline’s hair! Drunk guys diving off the stage! Passionate fans wholeheartedly singing along with Pat Decline and Dan Cribb’s harmonies! After a whirlwind national tour, The Decline returned home to Perth for their Can I Borrow A Feeling? EP Launch at The Rosemount Hotel.

Earlier that night perennially energetic and youthful synth-pop punkers, Being Beta, played their earworm tunes as proudly grinning friends gathered. Their loyal fan base sung along and bopped about to fun and familiar tracks as the boys performed their well-rehearsed songs interspersed with Andy Storey’s trademark on-stage antics. Continue reading