The Medics perform at Alberts
Posted on 20 Apr 2012
Rain couldn't stop last night’s Rooftop performance at Alberts. Quick thinking moments before guests arrived, the Alberts office was converted into a moody, dark rock venue, perfect for Cairns band The Medics. (or as band manager Leanne De Souza pointed out, a mates 21st party)
Currently on their ‘You Built Walls’ national tour, Khal, Jhindu, Charles and Andy took a night out to bring their intensity and energy to a tight breakout area in the office, instead of the Alberts rooftop area overlooking the Sydney skyline. The boys performed 5 songs for friends and industry, which included Beggars, Joseph and their current single Griffin. The band who rarely do encores surprised everyone with a rare treat of an extra song, but unfortunately with no stage structures there was no climbing, which is quite common with their live venue performances.
“New single, Joseph, brought in another level of intensity and saw Thomas climb the stage structure, while Lawrie jumped offstage and ran up to the bleaches, screaming the song's chorus, imploring the crowd to join in.” Bob Gordon The West Australian (Review of band’s First Perth Show Feb 2012)
It's been a big few weeks for The Medics. Amidst their national tour, the band were announced in the first line up for the Splendour Festival, released a 3rd single Griffin (which was instantly added to Triple J) and simultaneously dropped its powerful video clip to the online community. The new video Griffin is one not to be missed.
Directed by Lucas Thyer, the song is a personal song for band and has given them the chance to tell a broad community story through their music. The band trusted Lucas from Pixelframe to tell the story in an honest way. The clip was filmed on location at Boggo Road Jail in Brisbane in a notorious prison with a brutal history. The band acknowledge the many prisoners, and their families, with connections to the location. The talented lead actor Tibian Wyles, currently studing at the Aborigional Contermporary Performing Arts College (ACAP), brought the story to life.
Lyrics to Griffin
Wallace/Thomson/Lawrie/Thomas (c) 2012 J. Albert & Son Pty Ltd
Wasting time, in life we work too hard
Waiting for your answer
Laughing at the lion
Hoping that, he won't tear you to shreds again
and the demons that hold your eyes, ears and mouth closed
Your eyes, ears and mouth closed
Vacant thoughts, although we push our friends away
Wishing and wanting to be the envy of others
With these foundations in this story
This story of a boy who sailed the seas
He's just a boy
An adolescent child
Feed him to the monsters
What of your decision ?
Sure your mind is able it might fall
My mother knows a little about losing her mind
See, I was a young boy
When the house came crashing down
Me and my folks by the waterside
CHORUS X 2
See yourself in my head
Lost in stone - we stand, we stand, we stand
CHORUS X 2
He's just a boy, just a boy, just a boy, just a boy