I am your classic Uni Student that has moved to a bigger city to discover more of what's out there and to share!
Ball Park Music is a relatively new band, forming in 2008, however expect to hear more of them after touring Australia for Groovin' the Moo and selling out a few Melbourne shows.
Their latest album, Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs, debuted at #36 on the Australian ARIA chart last year and was more recently voted #10 on Triple J's Listener's poll.
The indie rock band from Queensland made an appearance on Friday night at Billboard Nightclub in the Melbourne CBD. Admittedly, I had relatively little knowledge about the band at all, thinking they were a music festival whenever I would see their posters around university. This 6-piece band however was a breath of fresh air, providing jovial and upbeat songs that were easy to bounce along to.
Their style of music made you want to star jump down the street with a skipping rope handing rainbow coloured flower shaped lollipops to strangers. However, considering I had none of these items, I decided to just mosh instead. It was initially confusing as to why the indie band was playing at a nightclub and the environment did not feel quite right with the dim blue lighting, strobe effects and smoke machine. However, the thought was quickly pushed out of my mind as the show progressed and the band's energy became infectious.
The lead singer, Sam Cromack, is not your typical suave and sexy front man, but rather cute and dopey eyed with a sweet voice. Jennifer Boyce, the only female of the group, had quite a presence rocking the bass with a shaven head. Despite it being a 6-piece band, the clear focus was always on these two musicians.
It's Nice to be Alive", one of their most famous songs, indeed reflected my thoughts after battling with the moshing university kids as the song came on.
I even got a chance to talk to the band afterwards! They were really all quite nice, however I cannot for the life of me remember what we talked about as at that point of the night - I had consumed a few happy beverages. Ball Park Music are definitely a band to see for the indie lovers, they may even be worth a look for all you Top 40ers out there.