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World Wild: If you’re looking for an ‘80s nostalgia hit with a new wave twist Adelaide’s Jarrad Lee Jackson has you covered with his synth-pop surf rock project World Wild. Formerly a punk rocker drummer, Jackson has taken a complete 180 with this new project, drawing influence from the likes of The Beastie Boys, Grandmaster Flash, The Beach Boys, Duran Duran and MGMT.
Thu, Jun 4, Captain Cook Hotel
Artefact: Following critical acclaim for their debut album No Safe Place this Sydney band is set to make their live gig debut with a spectacular multimedia stage show. The show will see the six multi-instrumentalists switch between electronics, keyboards, bass, piano, guitar and other percussion instruments whilst also incorporating custom designed digital projection mapping by Laura Turner, to highlight the music and historical features of the venue.
Fri, Jun 5, Leichhardt Town Hall
Fox & Fowl: Notorious for a killer live show this Brisbane based indie-pop outfit are kicking off a run of three east coast shows in Sydney this week. Having almost sold out their debut EP tour last year and going on to support British India, the group has continued to soar after being handpicked by San Cisco & Paul Kelly’s producer Stephen Schram to record a new batch of songs.
Fri, Jun 5, Brighton Up Bar
The Cherry Dolls: Hailing from Melbourne this ‘60s inspired five-piece are set to head out on their first ever east coast headline tour, having previously supported the likes of British India and DZ Deathrays. With a new EP Wasted Pearls due for a release later this year this is a good opportunity for fans to get a peek of what’s on the horizon for the band.
Sat, Jun 6, The Standard Bowl
We All Want To: Having just dropped their third album The Haze this Brisbane band have been getting some fantastic reviews and comparisons to The New Pornographers and REM. In celebration of this they are touring nationally with a stop off in Sydney this weekend. Bringing a mixture of indie-surf-rock, chunky guitar riffs and pop hooks the band’s sound is familiar yet also new and fresh.
Sun, Jun 7, The Vanguard
Bear Ops #4: With a background in classical piano before she embarked on her cosmic glitch-hop R&B path TOKiMONSTA has quickly risen to prominence within the genre, securing a coveted sunset set at this years Coachella festival. Sydney has a opportunity this weekend to check out her and an all-star cast of female performers including JOY., Zuri Akoko and GG Magree as part of the VIVID Festival.
Sun, Jun 7, Oxford Art Factory