LIVE: Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents, The Uplifting Bell Ends, Dives, Wawawow @ Botany View Hotel, Sydney, 13th Apr

Happy Mag launches another issue with a celebration of raucous underground bands.



I’ve been waiting for *AGES* to see Wawawow and they certainly don’t disappoint. They’re quite clearly on a different plane to the rest of us – not a cool plane, not one where you get buckets of fans, but one where they don’t care, where the world is batshit and off it. Awesome.




Dives pull off a very lovely trick, of being both spiky and super laid back all at the same time. It’s like a tropical ocean wave crashing over you, when the water’s a balmy seventy degrees, but full of crabs.



The Uplifting Bellends

The Uplifting Bell Ends come off like they don’t care at all, but the tunes have *tons* of love poured into them. They might goof around onstage quite a bit, but there’s no doubting how much they enjoy themselves. Wonky, enjoyable, and loveable.



Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents

Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents bring about three chords, and like a billion percent crazy tonight. Imagine Ian Dury banging the Ramones, then imagine their bastard child piling into the crowd to sing. Then tell me this isn’t the most fun you’ve had in forever.