The Palomino - Watermelon
Continuing with the surf rock trend, another Vancouver band followed at the Palo and had the whole crowd swinging and swaying to their toned down beachy fuzz pop. Muddled lo-fi vocals get boring after a while when you can't make out the lyrics; luckily Watermelon has some super catchy, jangly guitar riffs. For a band that plays such happy upbeat music, it was strange to see them act so sombre. I don't believe the drummer smiled once. Nevertheless the crowd enjoyed it.