If you like local music you will like this festival.
If your weekly disposable income is spent on rent, goon, Ikea furniture and cheap Thai food, leaving you no money for play – you will like this festival.
If you sound like Maculay Culkin and are still waiting for your southern regions to develop properly, you will like this festival.
If your athletic ability has been reduced to jumping fences at gigs and if you take pride in ripping off door stamps with thick texta, then you will also like this festival.
Fresh off the demand for some decent FREE all ages gigs -comes the brand new SOUNDS LOUD FESTIVAL 2010.
A decent stash of Triple J favourites are headlining the bill; Bluejuice, Philadelphia Grand Jury and Calling All Cars. Joining them will be Hungry Kids of Hungary, Behind Crimson Eyes, Yacht Club DJS, Scientists of Modern Music, Seth Sentry, and more.
Check out www.myspace.com/soundsloudfestival for all the details.
Predrag Delibasich – ‘Serpent Bites the Young Lion’ (mp3)
Although he’s been kicking around the Perth music scene for over ten years, Serbian-born muso Predrag Basalich only just recently started releasing music under his own name (yes, Predrag Delibasich is his name). In live sets, apparently his setup is filled out by just three drummers and three guitarists. You know when you see a band sound-checking three drumkits that they’re going to be quite rhythm-heavy, and ‘Serpent Bites the Young Lion’ is certainly that. In fact, detractors might say that this song is nothing but clattering drums and some inconsequential guitar noodling over the top. Fair enough – if you don’t dig this track after one minute then you’re unlikely to dig it after three. Though it has a subtle build, the song otherwise refuses to change course, trading on the rush of incessant drum hits.
I’d love to check this guy out live as I’m sure that’s where his material shines.
Aeons – ‘In Great Wonder’ (mp3)
‘In Great Wonder’ is a cool new song from Sydney duo Aeons that was co-written with Hot Little Hands over a day in a Sydney rehearsal space. Primarily a synth-based band hitherto better-known for their remix work, this track sees Aeons absorbing guitars and analogue delay pedals into the texture and arrangement of their tunes. It’s a hazy, slow-burning number that’s a far from the club-stomp house reworkings of Deep Sea Arcade and Ellie Goulding, which suggests these guys either got some more patience or Ritalin.
‘In Great Wonder’ is taken from their forthcoming, as-yet-untitled debut EP.
Bell Weather Department – ‘Hole In The Sky’ (mp3)
It’s no surprise that I like this track since it kinda sounds like Aleks and the Ramps making love to Belles Will Ring. I don’t know much about Bell Weather Department but this song has certainly grabbed my attention, and the other tracks on their Myspace suggest these guys are worth keeping an eye on. They definitely have an accessible sound that could see them get some serious airplay with proper recordings under their belt.
In lieu of the sadly canceled Lost Weekend festival in Brisbane, the Fans group (ie. the guys behind a bunch of Brisbane club nights and Useless Art Records) have decided to put on their own scaled down version of it. It’ll be held in Rosie’s in Brisbane’s city where the group hold host ‘The Cubby Hole’ club nights on weekends.
The line-up is below and it’s pretty killer for such a small venue, including a bunch of international and interstate acts. The Fans group, it must be pointed out, aren’t making any money off this night – they’re just filling the gap for the bands (and, um, fans) that were left hanging after Lost Weekend canceled. Tickets are only $35, but I hear there are 2-4-1 deals floating about the place.
If you’re in Brisbane then get along to it. Line-up after the jump:
Guineafowl – ‘In Our Circles’ (mp3)
So General Pants Co. are launching a monthly singles club record label starting with entries for Guineafowl, Circle Pit and High Highs in March. This shouldn’t seem like too much of a surprise to anyone who’s shopped in General Pants over summer and has likely been greeted with the line, “hey, you going to [insert next music festival] this weekend?” from the floor staff and pumping indie remixes over the speakers. I don’t know whether it’s actually written in their staff manual to try and connect with customers via music, but it’s certainly something that they’ve been successfully pushing of late.
But moving past the oversized singlets and undersized jeans, GP have actually collected some cool tracks up first. Circle Pit have been getting some mad props elsewhere on the internets, and we’ve already featured Guineafowl on whothehell.net before. While I think his previous track ‘Botanist’ was slightly better, ‘In Our Cirlces’ is still a nifty pop song with the same quirky edge to his electro-acoustic workouts.