Progfest review - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Venue: The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Annual Australian rock event is back in full swing
Progfest has been an annual event on the national rock calendar in Australia for several years, but it took a breather in 2015. There’s an obvious intention to ease people back in with the first few bands. Up-and-comers Qlaye Face have a slightly melancholic approach to prog rock, and their sound soothes and caresses the listener, as opposed to smashing them in the face. Instrumentalists Bear The Mammoth provide lashings of atmosphere amid their doomy post-rock forays.