They burst on the scene a few years ago, and after some notable hype, they disappeared - seemingly another good band lost. While I had never seen their performances live, their music certainly appealed - instrumental rock.
They have re-formed, and are currently on a national tour, though not playing a lot of gigs. Last night, they had a great performance at The Town Hall in Newtown (who were also celebrating their 3rd birthday). An annoying thing about venues like Town Hall, is that there isn't much else around - thus, given that the opening band, Gateway Drugs, was starting about 2 hours after the advertised start, M and I decided to go have coffee and dessert at Cats Pyjamas instead of hanging about. We caught the tail end of Gateway Drugs performance, which features a great vocalist, especially the cover of Yvonne Chaka Chaka's "I'm Gonna Stop Loving You".
Instrumental rock is weird - often you expect lyrics to kick in, but it never does. But it gives the band space to do so much more interesting things with the music, and cross boundaries with musical genres. With a 90 minute set, and kidofdoom probably played through all their published songs. Often the boundary between songs was blurry, but their on-stage energy and the music itself was amazing.
It has been a while since I went to a proper gig in a night club - and kidofdoom was certainly a great band to go see live!