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A little bit hectic with Ratatat live at the Corner, Melbourne

13 MAY 2009 | Posted By: Katie

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A bunch of interesting characters drank beer and tried to figure out the best way to move to Ratatat's special brand of electronic rock at the Corner Hotel on Monday night. The New York duo (Mike Stroud and Evan Mast) looked a little like twinsies on the stage and opened with the slow-building epic 'Shiller' during which you couldn't help thinking, "Grandma just wouldn't get this."

The hipsters (including Mr Zany Dancer and Miss Woah! Mushrooms) lost their shit during 'Mirando' and were in awe of the sounds coming from just two musicians – the pair played guitars, electric drums, bongoes, what looked a lot like a giant kazoo, as well as looking well after the turntables. Ratatat's signature oddball video played behind them – eagles, budgies, ABBA, Predator, flashing lights and shadows aplenty – and the musicians' thrusting rock gestures all became a little too much for Miss Kooky Two-Step at moments.

With no lyrics in their songs, it was an almost wordless performance with "hi", "thank-you" and "yeah" completing the band's witty banter with the crowd. Cliched as it is, they seemed to soley rely on their music to speak for them.

PS. It pretty much spoke volumes.

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