Children Collide were magic at the Corner Hotel on Friday. I’d already seen the band a couple of times – first time in Texas at South By South West 2010 & last year at Splendour In The Grass. Never really quite got it. But that all changed Friday night.

Children Collide at The Corner (Melbourne) Friday 10Aug 2012.

There was an electricity in the room, the crowd primed with excitement. The band hit the stage & blew the roof off. Haven’t seen crowd-surfing in a pub for a long while.

There’s something really different about Children Collide. Huge sound from a 3 piece. It’s a post punk thing – but it totally rocks out, stunning dynamics, great songs, epic choruses. I tried to buy a t-shirt after the show but they’d sold out. Spent the next hour or so in the public bar talking with other over-excited fans about how great the band were. Haven’t experienced that for a while either. Bloody fantastic. I’m hooked. If you get a chance (the Corner show was sold out) go and see em before they’re too big to play in a club.