Major Tom and The Atoms at The Evelyn Hotel. Mary and I took advantage of the deal to received the EP for free with a pre-purchased ticket.
The first act for the evening was Quang Dinh and Band (tentatively called Naked Bodies). It was good to see Quang playing solo again as he has always been my favorite Little Red songwriter (shh, don't tell Tom). He was joined on stage by a solid backing band for a short set that included the songs "Hollywood Blvd," "For Jane" and "Monkey Blues" (which I remembered from when I saw him play a few years ago).
Next up was Red Rockets of Borneo, a psychobilly sounding rock band from Melbourne. Their front man was very charismatic and entertaining as he danced around and I thought their songs were good.
Major Tom and the Atoms emerged onto a dimly lit and smoky stage to big cheers from the crowd. They played a tight set of songs from the EP as well as other unreleased tracks. Sean roamed into the crowd several times while playing the saxophone and highlights of the set were "Rolling Stone," "Hey Flo" and an absolutely cracking version of "The House That Love Built." They finished the night with their current single "Mockingbird" and had everyone clapping along to the rhythm. It was great to see such a big turn out for the launch and lots of people dancing at the front of the stage. I highly recommend the EP, which you can order from their website.
Here's the video for "The House That Love Built"