Agent - Palmerston North Gig
05 Nov 2005 // A review by Shade
Last Friday we headed along to the first gig we had been to since the muzic.net.nz 5th birthday gig and we were more than impressed with what we saw.
I've been wanting to hear Agent
play live after hearing some tracks on CD about 4 years ago, but it seemed everytime they were playing in Palmerston North something else would come up at the last minute.
I've always been a strong believer that bands sound better when they perform live, and you really can't know a band's sound unless you have heard them live. It may have taken me ages to finally hear Agent
play live, but I can assure you I was not disappointed - it was
definitely worth the wait!Agent
's sound is truly unique and while they may fit easily into many genres, they are a one-of-a-kind band. They play thrashingly intense beats that scream around the room - add to that their awesome attitude to their performances and just the right mix of bass, guitar and drums and you have a hard-hitting and mind-blowing performance which invites everyone to start jumping around.
Not only did this gig show that these three Naki boys are very talented, but it showed that they are a well rehearsed band that knows what it takes to put on a great show. I can't quite put my finger on it, but they give you that little something extra when playing live that no other band can manage to do.Agent
are a band that don't wait around for things to happen - they get out there and make things happen for themselves. It is this attitude that has got them to where they are today, and after seeing Agent
play live I am more than certain that they are a band that is definitely going to go far.
Agent is a rock band based in London, UK. Originally formed in New Zealand in 2003 the band relocated to London in 2008.
Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Agent
To date the band have supported numerous acts, headlined their own NZ tours, become regulars on the London live circuit, released one album 'Expand/Contract', and 2 EP's - 'Hiatus' and 'The Pheng Nom Shakedown'.
The band are currently working on their second studio album with London based NZ producer Paul Matthews.