Millencolin @ 170 Russell
Swedish punk rock lords Millencolin ooze fun.
Since the mid 90’s (when they were the feature song in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater) they’ve melted faces and built one hellava name for the themselves off the back of their ground breaking album Pennybridge Pioneers with plenty of follow up material.
The Vulture was lucky enough to be invited to 170 Russell in Melbourne to check out a bit of new shit, a bit of old shit and to indulge in some good old fashion moshing.
Millencolin begun with a few old anthems to get the punters bouncing and banging and peppered the rest of their set with a mix of tracks from their new album True Brew including standout ‘Sense & Sensibility’. Have a listen to it…
They clearly love what they do. The banter was weird but not forced and a little cliche which made it all the more endearing. The crowd clearly new what they were there to do: Mosh.
Blokes and babes alike would come out of the mosh pit, sweating and completely spent, only to launch back in once another familiar classic was struck up. This is the sort of shit that should happen every Monday night. One guy we met, Swampy, who was in a moon boot from a broken ankle didn’t give a toss, he was there to party like the rest.
“Someone just cut open about my eye with their tooth. How the fuck does that happen”?
We haven’t got a clue Swampy.
Humble and far from being the stuck up pricks we see too often on the international music circuit (we hope you’re ready this Danny Brown you penis) Millencolin thrashed their last couple of tracks for the crowd, made some genuine thankyou’s and then left the stage, the crowd left a dripping mess.
If you get the chance to see the lads, we strongly suggest you do. To check out where they’ll be touring next have a squiz here.
Images by David Andreas (at Coolangatta show)