Producer, remixer, and undisputed patriarch of the British dub collective/record label On-U Sound, Adrian Sherwood has long been regarded as one of the most innovative and influential artists in contemporary dance and modern reggae music. His talent for creating musical space, suspense, sensations and textures have enabled him to pioneer a distinctive fusion of dub, rock, reggae and dance that challenges tradition not only in roots circles, but also in the pop world at large. Adrian plays his Official Golden Plains Sideshow at The Curtin on Wednesday 14th March.
Swamp are very pleased to announce the release of their debut EP 'Spotto'. Produced at Sing Sing Studios late last year by Matthew Neighbour (Jen Cloher, The Avalanches), the band have attempted to bottle their own brand of energetic, summery, garage rock goodness. To celebrate, they'll be bringing the party to The Curtin alongside dear pals Tram Cops and Hobson's Bay Coast Guard!* See you there!!
EXEK return with their second record, Ahead Of Two Thoughts. Rarely seen, EXEK prefer to spend their days recording. That said, their live act remains powerful and memorable, and now operate as a 6 piece band.
Released by Superior Viaduct, their album finds an appropriate fit amongst the label's post-punk catalogue including Liquid Liquid, Glenn Branca, Flipper, and The Fall.
To support their launch they will be joined by Constant Mongrel, Nightclub, and Champion Racehorse.
After four years of rebelling against their parents and 'sticking it to the man', the sun is finally setting on Mighty Boys. Come and see the 8-piece garage rock shit fight wrestle for space on the stage one last time and launch their last EP 'Timely Reminders' in the company of friends, family and lovers.
In January, Crispi achieved the milestone of 10 years announcing on PBS and he’s put together a show with a few of his favourite acts to celebrate! Firstly, the legendary Charles Jenkins will perform a solo set of his intelligent, story-telling songs. The amazing Saint Jude will follow up with their own brand of Rootsy Rock and rounding out the line-up - La Bastard - one of the most energetic rockin’ live bands in Melbourne! Come and join Crispi in celebrating this achievement!
NB **PBS members can email firstname.lastname@example.org for their unique discount code.**
Steaming out of East Nashville and various ports of the USA, come a trio of rock and roll goodness to send you into the heights of the Easter weekend. Legendary hot rockers DEER TICK are joined by the down and dirty dynamic duo of BIRDCLOUD with a special co lab between Justin & The Cosmics and The Smoking Flowers to form the one off, COLLINS FAMILY BAND. It’s a night of nights to get the bands all ready and set for the Boogie festival. Come join the musical mayhem.
Launching their debut E.P 'How Not To Love', Melbourne 5 piece Party On My Darling will make you dance, sing and stir sensations of the heart strings as they bring their emotionally charged progressive pop to The Curtin. Exploring stories of loss, desire, resilience and reclaiming of self the E.P combines lush guitar textures, driving grooves and soaring dual vocals to create a sound as powerful as it is catchy. Party On My Darling will be joined by soulful experimental garage rockers AZTX and singer-songwriter Shakura Chapman to create a stellar night of music not to be missed.
Pretty City break down to come back up in new album ͚CANCEL THE FUTURE
Off the back of the success of their debut album COLORIZE, PRETTY CITY have returned with their highly anticipated second album CANCEL THE FUTURE.
CANCEL THE FUTURE sails cohesively through the themes of rejection, competition, love, life, death, and loss while being musically richer, and glossier than the optimistic and hazy debut. With their confident swagger and a desire to keep pushing the artistic envelope Pretty City is a band with no fixed future but one they are determined to carve out for themselves. The band spent 2017 touring Europe, Canada & Australia supporting the likes of Teenage Fanclub, GUM & Hoodoo Gurus.
The band have kicked off 2018 with being announced as part of SXSW 2018, another European tour for April/May and the long-awaited second album CANCEL THE FUTURE out March 23
Animals Dancing present Montreal’s RAMZi (Mood Hut, 12th Isle, Total Stasis) for a live happening of her mutant-tropical fifth world sound.
Conjuring dub, balearic, house, video game inspirations, RAMZi’s sonic landscape has found a home on four tape LPs spread across labels like Los Discos Enfantasmes, Pygmy Animals, Rvng Intl & 1080p & last year’s Pèze-Piton for Glasgow label 12th Isle + EPs for Vancouver’s Mood Hut and Total Stasis labels.
Joining her will be fellow Canadian producer & DJ: D. Tiffany aka DJ Zozi + local hardware mystic, Kangaroo Skull (Live) + support form Animals Dancing’s: Otologic & Andee Frost.
Flightless Records is stoked to announce the debut single from Melbourne’s finest pub rock reprobates, Amyl and the Sniffers.
Recorded at Flightless HQ by Joey Walker (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard), Cup of Destiny is the first glimpse from Amyl’s forthcoming debut album. It showcases Amyl at their mangy best, in two hot minutes of snarling rock and roll.
All-female global collaboration, GRRRL and transcendent feminine brothers, Electric Fields unite for Melbourne headline show.
Brought together by In Place Of War – a global organization that uses creativity in places of conflict as a tool for positive change - GRRRL is a signified music collaboration between independent, revolutionary women. Directed by Brazil’s Laima Leyton (Mixhell/Soulwax), GRRRL is a bespoke electronic music collaboration between independent, revolutionary women artists from around the world, coming together to tell their collective stories of life, conflict, inequality and change through music. GRRRL features Mercury Prize winning rapper Speech Debelle, Queen of Brazilian Dancehall Lei Di Dai, Zimbabwe's Rap Queen AWA African Women Arise, The Young Lioness of Africa Wiyaala, Original Nu-Jazz and folk singer from Cape Town Nono Nkoane, British Bangladeshi singer Sohini Alam and electronic artist/synth player from UK/Ghana Afrodeutsche.
Sharing the spotlight as a co-headliner, Electric Fields, a potent music bringing together the brilliance and creativity of producer and composer Michael Ross, with the mesmerising sensitivity of Zaachariaha Fielding - whose rare and beautiful voice has been described as 'taking soul to the stratosphere'. These two feminine brothers strike a haunting confluence of living traditional culture with electronic music. Last year Electric Fields took out 5 significant music awards. Within a year of their debut EP release, they received the APRA Emily Burrows Award, performed in China and Scotland by invitation, were booked to play WOMADelaide. Zaachariaha who often sings in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara, the traditional language of the Anangu people, also awarded the SA Live Voice of the Year. With bookings taking them beyond September 2019, including numerous high profile festivals here and invitations for performances in New Zealand, Poland, Germany and the UK this is rare opportunity to see Electric Fields play their own show.
Both acts will be appearing at The Curtin on April 18th, 2018. Tickets on sale now.
We are all but voyeurs in this modern age.
Rocket Science are back with a lurching, crispy fried new single from their forthcoming 5th studio album. “Lipstick Red” c/w “Back For More”. Glimpsed through a fog of burnt coffee grounds, this is a distillation of observation and alienation, set in a charred landscape.
Rocket Science, **Roman Tucker** (vocals, organ, Theremin), **Dave Gray** (bass guitar, fuzz bass) **Kit Warhurst** (drums, vocals) and **Paul Maybury** (guitar), play trashy-psychedelic- garage-punk with new wave, no-wave art-punk enthusiasm. Formed in mid-1998 the band has released 4 full length albums and enjoyed numerous ep’s, singles and 12” releases both in Australia and overseas. Described as one of the greatest bands to see live in the world by Rolling Stone Magazine, Rocket Science has received accolades and excitement from all over the world.
After a 6-year hiatus Rocket Science has returned to the live gigging arena with plans to release a 5th album, Lipstick Red, is the first cut to drop. Be at the launch to witness their jubilant return.
“It's a strong and motley crew of best mates...who together make sun-kissed, genre-shifting alt-pop goodness.”
Melbourne pop-weirdos Dorsal Fins bid adieu for now, with a huge finale show at The Curtin Friday April 27th. After two sidewinding, genre-shifting tomes… 2015’s Mind Renovation & 2016’s Digital Zodiac; the Fins will swim into the sunset for the foreseeable future after one last big bash at the Curtin. Joining them are Electro Pop queen Eilish Gilligan, Funk journeymen Surprise Chef, and the stunning DJ Nkechi Anele. Don’t miss this!
Five years after it's original release, Buried Feather are finally reissuing their 2013 debut album on glorious 180gm vinyl. Newly remastered and with brand new artwork, the album is being released through local indie Cobra Snake Necktie Records To celebrate, the band have announced a special one-off show, where they'll be performing their self-titled record performed in full. A must for new and old fans!
Jarrow plays The Curtin to celebrate the release of his second album "Expensive Hugs". Jarrow (Dan Oke) is Footscray’s favourite self-taught, self-produced, garage-pop multi-instrumentalist and Expensive Hugs reveals the immense pleasure that he takes from experimentation in the studio.
Drawing inspiration equally from 21st century meme-culture and classic 90’s indie-rock, Expensive Hugs is Jarrow’s second album, an immensely enjoyable dash through his world of pop-hooks, soundscapes and riff-jams.Piano rumbas follow tightly constructed pop-vignettes and extended guitar freak-outs. It’s all there in 29 minutes of joy, written and performed with a knowing grin.
Dan Oke (the mastermind behind Jarrow) describes his sound as “garage rock meets indie pop meets post punk meets free jazz” and while he was being tongue in cheek at the time, he’s actually not that far off. His production is remarkably self-assured; drawing similarities to artists such as Ariel Pink, Mac Demarco, The Shines and Ty Segall.