Velociraptor, 2k14

So I wrote a review on Velociraptor’s latest single Ramona, and you know, reviews are kind of, possibly, maybe, probably biased… but the point is, I gotta spread word about this twenty-eight-to-forty-eight-limbed behemoth of an orchestra that is the almighty Velociraptor.

When I tell people I love this band with twelve members, the initial reaction I receive is usually a “wow” (not sure if that is a Doge-style much-wow kinda deal, or a legit wow) or a, “SRSBRO?” Other than the fact that the latter could be someone’s licence plates, it’s not ideal. You want it to be more than a Doge-style wow, and you want everyone to know that after a year of not touring in Sydney, or, for the most part, Australia — Velociraptor is the band to be seeing right now.

But seeing as people are always quick to judge, pictures gotta do the talking. While Velociraptor only had twenty-eight limbs last night when they played at Easy Tiger, that didn’t matter one tiny bit. There were extra limbs and extra gnarly mouths from members of the audience. Thank you Jeremy Neale for allowing those glorious fans to latch onto the band like remoras on a shark raptor.

Even if you don’t like garage rock, or don’t like Brisbane bands (for whatever reason, but I’m shocked — why would you!), or don’t like music, go for the experience of seeing this wicked band live.

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