Fraser A Gorman, Hierophants, Dick Diver – The Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC (2013-07-12)

Dick Diver PosterWow, here’s a really, really, really good one. Three awesome sets, all with really great sound. I’d already been to two of the Dick Diver launch shows (the first one months ago at The Tote, and a week before at The Corner with Twerps and The Stevens), so I knew what to expect – they were fucking awesome as always. I’ll go into more detail under the individual artists, but rest assured that every single one of these recordings is worth your time. Recorded front and center; one of the best sounding up here.

Despite his relatively young age, Fraser has been a central figure in the Geelong music scene for as long as I can remember – cutting his teeth in some really great garage bands. For the last few years he’s made the gradual shift over to country music, formed his backing band Big Harvest and had quite a bit of well deserved success (including a spot at Meredith Music Festival last year). This is Fraser on his own, and he’s just as awesome – an absolute sweetheart and great musician.

Fraser A Gorman

01 – White Freight Liner Blues (Townes Van Zandt)
02 – Burning Man
03 – Dark Eyes
04 – Shiny Gun
05 – My Half-Track Is My Automobile
06 – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan)
07 – Broken Hands

Total time 32mins

Hierophants are fucking awesome. Fucking. Awesome. If you didn’t already know Hierophants are members of Frowning Clouds and others – people used to call them a side-project, but I think that’s bullshit. I don’t know what else to say – best band outta Geelong? Probably. They hadn’t played in ages, so there’s a heap of new songs in this set.


01 –
02 – I Don’t Mind
03 –
04 – There’s An Itch
05 – Logging Off
06 –
07 – The Clits
08 –
09 –
10 – Teddy Says
11 –

Total time 32mins

Dick Diver are kinda in a league of their own at this stage, so it’s hard to write about them without just talking about how good they are. They’re very good. This was a great set by them, even if Al didn’t have his saxophone with him. It was really nice to see them in a smaller room with less people; it gave the whole show more of an intimate vibe than previous shows I’d been to.

Dick Diver

01 – Alice
02 – Interstate Forever
03 – Water Damage
04 – Calendar Days
05 – New Start Again
06 – Boys
07 – Head Back
08 – Amber
09 – Lime Green Shirt
10 – Flying Tea Towel Blues
11 – Keno (False Start)
12 – Keno

Total time 53mins



  1. Hi there, this sounds great! I was hoping someone would record one of the Dick Diver shows, I was at the great Friday show at the Corner. Thank you for this!

    1. Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.

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