For tickets head to www.thenordeens.com
For almost a decade, the long-standing Perth music community has been hassling The Nordeens to reunite, play some shows and release their Chinese Democracy of an album... and the band is finally answering the call. Kinda.
Returning on Thursday, August 7, the classic Nordeens three-piece lineup of Glenn Musto, Matt Geary and Ant Milne will be joined by Saskwatch guitarist Rob Muinos, taking the Newport stage once more to perform U2's War album in its entirety, plus a handful of their own fan favourites. An odd comeback, for sure, but the first of several, according to the band, who have plans to finish their long overdue album (read: 10 years) in July, aiming to launch in the summer of 2015. So thing are moving along.
Of course, aside from The Nordeens, the core lineup of Musto, Geary and Milne have been far from idle this past decade. Musto has recorded and toured the world with his wife in their critically-acclaimed duo, College Fall; Geary has been a pivotal member of several beloved Perth bands such as The Ghost Hotel; and Milne has kept busy away from the bright lights of the stage, touring the country and occasionally the world in various production and technical roles. So while The Nordeens might be a name with some dust on it, the chaps are more than ready to crack their ageing knuckles and get the job done.
So while this is not quite the Nordeens reunion fans have been demanding, it's a step in the right direction. And, if nothing else, this will be a rare treat of being able to listen to some classic U2 without also having to listen to Bono. ;-)
The Record Club
Newport Hotel, Fremantle, WA
Thursday, August 7 2014
U2 War, performed by The Nordeens
Followed by a set of fan favourite originals