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Thee Oh Sees: Following their initial shows in Melbourne and Sydney selling out, Thee Oh Sees have had to add extra shows in both cities. Sydney’s bonus show is tonight and will have the group bringing their loudest, fastest and tightest set ever to the stage.
Thu, Jan 14, Newtown Social Club
The Japanese House: Also known as 20 year old Amber Bain, she will be performing her debut show in Australia tomorrow night in our fine city. After generating an unmissable buzz online early last year with her debut EP Pools To Bathe In and then following it up with Clean, The Japanese House has risen to prominence rapidly. With a unique, brooding and luscious alt-pop sound this will be an enthralling, intimate show.
Fri, Jan 15, Plan B Small Club
Franklin Electric: These Canadians have quickly conquered their home country over the past 18 months and will be making their way down under for the very first time tomorrow. Having performed with Half Moon Run and City & Colour in 2014, Franklin Electric captured a piece of the audiences mind and have grown from there.
Fri, Jan 15, Oxford Art Factory
Courtney Barnett: Last year was an absolutely phenomenal year for the Melbourne based singer-songwriter, picking up a Grammy Award nomination and selling out across the UK and Europe. Mixing in a run of festival performances with a theatre headline tour, Barnett is set to kick 2016 off in a big way too. If you have Saturday free, go out of your way to see this show.
Sat, Jan 16, Enmore Theatre
This Way North: The Melbourne guitar and drums duo are celebrating the release of their second single with an East Coast tour which stops off in Sydney this weekend. Having originally crossed paths on the Canadian festival circuit in 2013 while performing in respective bands, the two have created a formidable duo who read off each effortlessly while creating their mix of quirky pop through to punchy rock tunes.
Sat, Jan 16, The Annandale
Julia Jacklin: Kicking off 2016 with a run of full band shows, Sydney’s own singer/songwriter is laying the foundation for a breakout year. Recently Jacklin has been putting on the finishing touches to her upcoming debut album, but prior to this she has been quietly charming audiences around the country for the past two years. Head out and check this show out so when she inevitably breaks out, you can brag to friends about being there where the wave started.
Mon, Jan 18, Brighton Up Bar