Last Saturday, the art felicis team bid farewell to Australian band, Snakadaktal, who performed their last show ever, at the Northcote Social Club.
After humbly wandering on the stage of their sold out show, the band seemed genuinely bewildered by the crowd and the impressive turnout.
“We just want to give everyone a massive thank you. We first started playing music in the summer of Year 9 and 10 at Phoebe’s house, and we’ve experienced so much awesome stuff and we’re forever grateful.”
The show was effortless and unaffected Snakadaktal. Playing favourites from their 2011 self-titled debut EP, their 2013 album Sleep In The Water, and their latest EP The Sun II, the band exchanged cheeky glances, before closing their eyes and drinking up the sound of their fans singing along to their beloved dream-pop songs.
Snakadaktal seemed carefree and relaxed throughout the set, but the show was bittersweet. After they played their last song, “The Sun II”, the group embraced each other, before waving goodbye to their fans and walking off the stage for the last time. The chants of the crowd, urging the band to perform “one more” were in vain, and served as a melancholy reminder that Snakadaktal are finished, and ready to move on.
As a parting gift, Snakadaktal have released Treasures, a compilation album of unreleased tracks, recordings, demos, studio experiments and ideas from 2010-2014, with only 1000 downloads available for free. If you missed out, don’t worry, it’s already up on Pirate Bay.
Leaving you with “Chimera”, a 2011 track from Snakadaktal, their debut EP, we’d like to wish Phoebe, Sean, Barna, Joseph and Jarrah all the very best for the future!
Ciao ciao, Arianna