The (International) Noise Conspiracy / The D4

The (International) Noise Conspiracy / The D4: live in Sydneylive in Sydney (2002)
Burning Heart

Reviewer Rating: 4

Contributed by: rayjayrayjay
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ROCKNROLL MOTHERFUCKERS!!! Well aware of how good T(I)NC come across recorded, and how much of a live reputation they have, I happily carted my arse on down to the Annandale Hotel in Sydney this Sunday, October 13 expecting a cracker of a live rock and roll show. And I got one. First up on the.


Well aware of how good T(I)NC come across recorded, and how much of a live reputation they have, I happily carted my arse on down to the Annandale Hotel in Sydney this Sunday, October 13 expecting a cracker of a live rock and roll show. And I got one.

First up on the bill tonight were locals Demolition Highstyle, but the call of beer and pizza down the road was beconing, and I could not resist, so I can't say much here.

One hour and a full belly later, I headed back in to catch New Zealanders, The D4 show the crowd how the garage rock revival isn't a flash in the pan. They sure as hell convinced me, shredding the stage with some really rocking numbers that got the crowd in a good, partying mood. Radio favourite 'Party' was the only thing I could identify here, not having been a huge fan beforehand, but these are some guys I can't wait to see more of, especially the frontman's sideburns.

If the D4 set the mood, T(I)NC took it to another level. I think everyone in the venue were aware of what T(I)NC are capable of, but actually seeing them blew everyone away. 'Up for Sale' was second on the setlist, and really got the people moving, and when Dennis gave us a little talk on how this Sunday, day of rest shouldn't stop us from pulling on our revolutionary dancing shoes, emphatic cheers were his reply, and the band ripped into Breakout 2001, one of the highlights. But not the highlight, that was reserved for New Empire Blues, and if you think this sounds good recorded, man, live it was something else. I'm still yelling out now - "Yeah! I don't get it!" - and there's a big smile on my face to boot. Smash it Up, dedicated to Sydney, really got a good response, and The Reproduction of Death was a very nice surprise to hear. The closer, before the encore, was a new number that ended with Dennis struting his stuff along the bar that was adjacent to the stage, Whatever you say about him, he's one hell of a showmen, and he has one hell of a band to back him up. A New Morning, Changing Weather was the finale, and T(I)NC walked off with huge cheers behind them, and a whole bunch of new fans, and born again fans like me.

By the way, nice work Sydney, not one call was made from the audience for a Refused song. It seems everyone has come to accept just how different T(I)NC are, and that this is what's happening now.


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Anonymous (October 20, 2002)

Yeah. very well explained. Not everyone in the world can be blessed with living in USA.

Note sarcasm.

rayjay (October 20, 2002)

nice to see you can recite all the jokes from one episode of the simpsons

Anonymous (October 20, 2002)

thanks ....alot.... you can go back to your post now. you're job has been well and truely done. signing off.

Anonymous (October 19, 2002)

I AM GOING TO SPEAK VERY SLOWLY FOR THE AUSTRAILIANS OUT THERE. I DONT UNDERSTAND YOUR PIGDIN! YOUR LANGUAGE FRIGHTENS AND CONFUSES ME! What's an arse? Why is your president running around hunting crocs? I can't wait to see the look on your faces when someone shows you wonders of electricity and indoor plumbing. Imagine not having to ride a kangaroo to the store everyday! Oh what a glorious world we live in!! Here's a little tip for the people visiting koala land. WATCH YOUR WALLETS! THEY ARE A BUNCH OF THEIVES. Their little island was once a big prison and those habits are hard to break. Also they are little on the no-so-bright side, so speak slowly. If one of them becomes angered, just mention the word vegemite. twat.

relay1112 (October 18, 2002)

The Lost Patrol is good, but not great. It would be great except that Dennis' voice sounds... Bad. Like he has trouble hitting pitches and his accent gets in the way big-time. I don't know why, I guess he just doesn't have a voice for soft singing. He sounds great in Refused and T(I)NC.

Anonymous (October 17, 2002)

livid rocked! majorly... it's not some crappy festival it's an awesome one

punky (October 16, 2002)

BTW, those who are interested in D4, check out www.thed4.co.nz/

punky (October 16, 2002)

I didn't have the money until the last moment, and when I went there they said the tickets have all been sold out...
And this was their only gig in Sydney, besides some crappy festival.

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

ahhhhhhh local boys The D4. I am from New Zealand and these guys have been going at for a long long time. Way before the whole garage rock explosion. If you like that sort of stuff check them out. Another NZ band that is causing major waves right now is The Datsuns.

TheOneTrueBill (October 16, 2002)

i think everyone came into this thinking it was Dillenger 4....

anyway, i wish that the (I)NC could translate thier live show onto a record, because they are fucking great. so full of energy and showmanship. i've seen em live and been converted, but i honestly don't think that thier albums hold up real well

CallingLondon (October 16, 2002)

so this The D4 band. they're a garage band? i've heard of them before and mistaken their name for Dillinger Four (whome i think is fucking awesome, and basically saving punk rock from sounding all teh same), but never bothered to check out The D4. Not sure why. Anyone know about them?

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

I'm not a big fan of INC, but I saw them open for a rocket like a year and a half ago and the singer puts on a show for sure.

(I also read this thinking Dillinger 4)

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

i thought he meant the dillinger 4, fuck.

I heard INC have been playing 'ever felt cheated?' for their encore. Fucking INC. Play my favorite song when I cant see you.

denis is such a primadonna. The new lost patrol stuff he's going to record is gonna be great though.

Anyone think he looks like a heroin junkie more and more?


Hamish (October 16, 2002)

Yeah, Dennis did the same thing during the last song before the encore in San Francisco as well. Sounds a little staged, but oh well. You can still always count on T(I)NC to put on a good set. Also, nice to hear that there's a good band coming out of my New Zealand (where my father was born and most of my family resides).

waste_elite (October 16, 2002)

The D4 and Dillinger Four are two seperate bands.

there's D4 and then there's THE D4


Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

The D4? New Zealanders? Whah?


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