Hayden Slaughter, May 2017, The Foundry
Brekky for Dinner?! Why would I go to The Foundry to eat breakfast at dinner time? Well, you probably wouldn’t, but that certainly does not mean a big bowl of Soaked Oats, brought to you by The Butlers, would be an absolute Shambles! It is not often that you will see a crowd at The Foundry concerned with one thing, and one thing only; the music. On the night of the 12th of May, TuneSoc and BirdsNest Entertainment came together to provide one hell of an event. Showcasing two of Dunedin classiest acts, The Shambles and Soaked Oats, and Sumner’s very own The Butlers, the night provided an atmosphere built on love, groove, and the mutual appreciation of musical excellence. The Butlers opened the night, playing tunes to get your Nana and her Zimmer frame up for a boogie. Soaked Oats following this, pumped the crowd up to another level, playing their self-proclaimed Shoulder Pop bangers. Once the tasty entrées had been consumed, it was time for the main course. The Shambles provided an experience almost polar opposite to that of their namesake. The band was tight, the music funky, and the atmosphere ecstatic. If you get the opportunity to see any of these three bands, do not miss it, this was an experience I will not forget any time soon.