Sydney’s Live Music Guide Jan 29th – Feb 4

Originally published on Alt Media

Sohn: Multi-instrumentalist/producer Sohn will return to Australia this week for a two stop headline tour with the first stop in Sydney. Now based out of Vienna the English ex-pat recently released his highly anticipated album Tremors and hit it out of the park. Exploring experimental elements and drawing from his surroundings, Tremors was recorded entirely at night, Sohn creates a beautifully atmospheric hypnotic sound.

Thu, Jan 29, Oxford Arts Factory

Ratking: New York Hip-Hop trio come down under for the first time after appearing suddenly on everyones radar with their raw and creative tracks. Their debut album was engineered by Young Guru, famous for his work with Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye West and Notorious B.I.G, allowed the group to inject their creative vision whilst still paying homage to the pioneers of the genre. The live dynamic of this trio is something to behold.

Thu, Jan 29, The Basement

Jerome Fandor: Sydney based soul/R&B singer-songwriter will be launching his debut EP Utopia this week with the help of an eight piece live band. Inspired by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Prince and Stevie Wonder Jerome’s music reimagines classic soul through the modern electronic hip-hop sphere and explores the emotions associated with loss whilst searching for the beauty in these moments.

Fri, Jan 30, Lazybones Lounge

Picture Perfect: Looking for an Aussie pub/punk rock mix then look no further than this Sydney band. Having already released two full length albums and continuing to grow from strength to strength the band has scored coveted support slots for Calling All Cars and The Radiators. This weekend though they will be headlining their own show for fans to absorb their rocking beats, dreamy guitar riffs and vocal harmonies.

Fri, Jan 30, Brighton Up Bar

Chase City: Infusing pop tunes with sunny indie rock hooks has seen this band shoot to the forefront of music consciousness. Releasing their debut EP in 2013 the band was quickly picked up by Triple J Unearthed and went on to open the main stage for Falls Festival. Since then the band has completed three national tours in just nine months and will be hitting the roads once again to launch their latest single I Lost Myself which showcases their growth in terms of songwriting and production.

Sat, Jan 31, Gallery Bar at Oxford Arts Factory

James Bay: A mainstay on the Brighton Open Mic circuit Bay was discovered after an audience member filmed his performance and uploaded it to youtube where it caught the attention of Republic Records who flew him out to New York a week later to immediately sign him. His powerful blend of rock, folk and soul is truly unique and special.

Mon, Feb 2, The Basement

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