An Evening at Elmwood
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The best kept secret in music

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Anyone who attended the 2006 Perth Taste of Chaos may recall Anime Fire gracing the local stage and distributing an amazing amount of demo CDs, and more importantly, an even greater amount of stickers and fliers promoting their forthcoming EP. Almost one year later and one of the most anticipated local releases finally dropped in a four-date WA tour with The Amity Affliction and several other Perth bands.

Opening for any band or at any concert can be tough, but when you're an fairly unknown band that fails to draw in a crowd at 8pm, it can be even tougher. But not for Empire, who put on a performance worthy of a much fuller bar, proving that with more time and gigs, they are bound to grow to their full potential.

Next up: An Evening at Elmwood, and it was evident that their heavy gig itinerary was paying off. With a sound, strong performance that drew a substantial group of fans to the stage, this six-piece band with two vocalists managed not to get hurt while working the stage despite the throwing around of guitars, body parts and a backflip. It wouldn't be surprising AEAE become yet another local phenomenon.

Into the Sea took to the stage next with a confident, fast-paced performance for their bassist's final show, which left the crowd thinking that tonight was more of a farewell party for him than a band that was trying hard to impress. However, they did just that – and with the room filling fast, no doubt was left in anyone's mind that Into the Sea will be headlining their own tour very soon.

Then, The Amity Affliction appeared on stage. They had come a long way, in distance and since the struggles that once threatened the life of the band. It was clear that these boys were putting every ounce of energy they had into their set, with two members removing their sweat drenched shirts mid-set. Working the stage (and the crowd) well seemed to come naturally for this Queensland band, with the room almost full and despite not being the typical kind of band found in their genre (they have a keyboardist) The Amity Affliction made everyone from teenage girls to the hairy, older men move their heads to their sound.

Finally, it was Anime Fire's turn and it was clear that tonight was their night. Whether you are a fan that has followed them from the beginning, or the last time you saw them play was at last year's Taste of Chaos, tonight the Anime Fire you knew had changed. Their performance stronger and tighter than than ever before, despite the drums and guitars drowning out the vocals for the most of the set and their music alone has grown and progressed. With the Amplifier Bar full and the mosh getting somewhat out of control at points, it was clear that these boys knew how to put on a show. The amazing drum solos with additional lighting also left some of the crowd thinking that maybe Perth had Australia's answer to Travis Barker and with additional vocals from a guest vocalist, it was clear that Anime Fire are here to stay.


http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/reviews/events/10296/Anime-Fire-The-Amity-Affliction-Amplifier-Bar-Perth-2582007.htm - Fasterlouder.com.au


Discography

The “Secrets” CD Single.

Track Listing:
1. Secrets
2. A three part lesson in..
3. Take the throne

Available for purchase from 78 records, Mills Fremantle, Planet Video Mt Lawley, Mayday Clothing Northbridge & Online through the “Elmwood” Webstore.

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Formed in January 2007, An Evening at Elmwood are making an impression fast. Well on their way to becoming one of Perth’s most promising acts through relentless touring and explosive live performances. Building a strong fan base inside and outside of Perth hasn’t been easy but the release of their debut CD Single “Secrets” in July has helped the band to expand their sound and presence while gaining a lot of attention along the way. Solidifying their line-up around June has meant a fresh new approach to their music and writing capabilities.

With the CD Single doing extremely well since its release, “Elmwood” are scheduled to start recording their debut EP entitled “This is going to get worse before it gets better”, By the end of the year with a possible eastern states tour on the horizon also. The “Secrets” Single was recorded in May and released in June 2007 and has since gained the band an incredibly large number of plays, featured artist positions on Mp3.com & Zorpia online community and placed them as the no1 top unsigned artist in the Emo, Punk & Hardcore genres for the entirety of June and July 2007 on Myspace.com. Taking out Frontier Touring’s Taste of Chaos competition for Perth has given them the opportunity to take their music to the masses and share the stage with some international heroes.

2007 the year so far...
Remain Opposed (Adel) WA tour
Sydonia (Melb) WA tour
Calerway Single launch
Angelas Dish (Melb) WA tour
Elora Danan EP Launch
In Fiction (Melb) WA tour
Anime Fire EP launch
The Amity Affliction (Bris) WA tour
He is Legend (USA) Australian tour
ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS 2007 Feat.
The Used (USA), Rise against (USA), Aiden (USA), Drop Dead Gorgeous (USA), Gallows (UK), Carpathian (Adel) & More.
The Rivalry WA tour
TAFEWA STAMPEDE FESTIVAL Feat.
Elora danan, Crysis & An evening at Elmwood
As a Weapon Farewell Tour