Sugar Mountain has released its second line-up, adding to an already bumper selection for the annual boutique festival. Held over multiple days in January 2013, the main event takes place at The Forum Theatre on Saturday 19 January, with additional sites at ACMI, Rooftop Bar and Polyester Records. We love this festival as you can tell by having featured all these bands before. Check it.
The latest additions include:
Melbourne super group Boomgates, who began as a couple of friends having a loose Thursday evening sing and strum on a couch in Melbourne. Since then they’ve played a bunch of shows, released three 7″ singles and their remarkable debut LP Double Natural.
Brothers Hand Mirror are Grant Jonathon Gronewold (HTML Flowers, Cougar Flashy) and Oscar Vincente Slorach-Thorn (Oscar Key Sung, Oscar & Martin); two Melbourne bros. Predominately using tape loops and fast mouth tricks, Brothers Hand Mirror are inspired by tattooing each other, making comic books and zines, friends, coffee and sunbeams.
Collarbones need no introduction. Their current record Die Young will surely make all the hip 2012 lists, look out for pop conventions amid swathes of experimental electronica and elegant r’n'b laden hooks.
Sydney-based multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer JONTI makes playful, dreamy electronica. He has spent countless hours studying records like they were books, processing each song and testing his theories on a four-track recorder. If you love music, eventually you meet others who do too.
Melbourne based synth outfit FORCES will collaborate with acclaimed choreographer ANTONY HAMILTON (Chunky Move, Australian Dance Theatre, Lucy Guerin). A ‘must see’ one-off performance, curated just for Sugar Mountain.
Finally, AH Cayley’s pick for heart break, Lower Plenty. A bunch of sweet dudes from bands including Dick Diver, Deaf Wish, The Focus, The UV Race. Heavy on the downer country, Lower Plenty sound like an outer suburban Go Betweens, or a Paul Kelly song where he doesn’t name-check Melbourne landmarks all the time. Their debut LP Hard Rubbish was released earlier this year on local label Special Award Records, and pays homage to divorce and the Australian outback.
Tickets for the 2013 Sugar Mountain Festival are on sale now via The Forum Box Office, Ticketmaster and Polyester Records.
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
BROTHERS HAND MIRROR
FORCES X ANTONY HAMILTON
HUNX AND HIS PUNX
KIRIN J CALLINAN X KRIS MOYES
NAYSAYER AND GILSUN
With the visual arts and satellite programs still to be announced!