OK Go live at The Hi Fi Brisbane
Words by Scenewave Oz - Published on February 28, 2010
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you would have heard of ‘The Treadmill Song‘. Approaching fifty million views on youtube, the film clip for OK Go’s global hit single ‘Here it goes again’, is held largely responsible for the bands breakthrough success. The elaborate dance, filmed in one continuous shot, involved eight treadmills and took a total of seventeen takes to perfect. However, for most people it seemed that this track would stand alone as a one hit wonder.
Fast forward four years and OK Go have just released their third studio album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. In promotion, the band teamed with Brisbane’s Hungry Kids of Hungary to continue their incessant touring, arriving at the Hi Fi in Brisbane last Wednesday night.
Instantly the stage was set for an entertaining show. A table full of church bells sat stage left, leaving many to ponder what song was to be complimented with the heavenly sound. As OK Go began their thoroughly entertaining set, the influence of producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips) was evident. Confetti, microphone camera’s and an all-round audio visual feast engulfed the crowd. Lead singer, Damian Kulash, recalled small anecdotes throughout, treading a fine line between funny and awkward, but always pulling it of at the last minute. OK Go’s latest single, This Too Shall Pass was the highlight of the night, along with WTF and Get Over It, and of course, Here it goes again.
As usual, Hungry Kids of Hungary were fantastic. Their catchy, hook laden indie-pop brought the crowd toward the stage, creating a perfect lead-in for the headline act. Honestly, If you live in Brisbane and haven’t seen these guys, get along to their next gig.
My only complaint of the night was the fact that no treadmills were in sight.
OK Go – This Too Shall Pass
OK Go – This Too Shall Pass from OK Go on Vimeo.