Review: We Are Augustines at Camden Dingwalls
Published on May 4th, 2012 | Jonny Abrams
The Brooklyn three-piece have been starting to get some real attention on these shores since we interviewed them and reviewed their splendid Rise Ye Sunken Ships album in March (not that we’re trying to take credit, no…), so it was not so much of a surprise to see them so obviously full of confidence in this blistering performance in front of a sold-out Dingwalls.
Front man Billy McCarthy overcame his sore throat to bring the obligatory gusto to such instantly winning songs as new single “Juarez”, while all throughout Rocksucker’s posited-in-the-review suspicion that these songs would sound magnificent in a live setting was validated by a performance rich in skill, heroic in scope and as honest – sometimes brutally so – as you could ask for.
A word too for Seattle duo My Goodness, who provided not just support on the night but also reason to believe that their tight yet trashy fuzz-rock blasts shall soon We Are Augustines in breeding fond familiarity on this side of the pond.
Two bands with bright futures. Pats on the back all round!
Rocksucker says: Four Quails out of Five!