THE MIGHTY MIGHTY
THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
Words and Photo by Charlette Hannah
It's only the second time I've seen Achilles Botes perform live, but his songs seem familiar already. He's definitely one of the more interesting solo acts, with his loop and various other pedals, slide and layered rhythms.
Achilles has a tuneful voice with a bit of a rock edge, and his songs are very catchy. He ranges from melodious folk to upbeat rock. He even threw in a Greek song.
The word that springs to mind when thinking about his song is earnest. Not a 'nice try dear' kind of earnest, but an open, honest, sincere kind of authenticity. It's a pleasure to watch.