Southern Comfort are proud to present Southern Sounds, a string of curated nights inspired by the spirit of New Orleans - set to descend upon some of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane’s most celebrated venues this summer throughout January and February 2018. Southern Comfort have handpicked some of their favourite Australian acts to celebrate the diverse and thriving culture of New Orleans, a city built on a love of live music. Catch Melbourne’s melodic guitar maidens Swim Team as they perform at Carlton’s The Curtin on Wednesday, January 24. Entry is on Southern Comfort, with a first come, first serve policy; so be sure to get down early.
After a banner year that yielded a national tour, a string of sold-out shows, and an ambitious concept album, Perth neo-psych outfit Mt. Mountain kick off 2018 with a brand new single, Cathedral, and a national tour.
Few bands bring their music to life onstage like Mt. Mountain.
Armed with an entrancing visual arsenal, these songs unfurl in the flesh like an ancient creature emerging from extended dormancy. Guitars scintillate with even more vibrancy than on wax as ghostly vocal intonations fill the room and rhythmic shifts reverberate like seismic tremors. The result is undeniable: jaws agape, ears ringing and minds warped.
The Seven Ups - The Mountain Pass/Stampede (double single launch)
Melbourne’s own 7-piece heavy-groove combo The Seven Ups are dropping two tracks from their upcoming third studio album. Building on their established afro-groove sound, the band add a layer of deep psych and rock'n'roll. Not interested in pleasing anybody the new tracks might come as a shock to those familiar with the bands previous releases.
First single, The Mountain Pass, is your soundtrack to traversing the Himalaya. With bass and drums as bold as a beating heart, the track travels through psych guitars, ambient horns, before verging on stoner rock and coming back again.
The other single, Stampede, sounds exactly as the name suggests. A barrage of noise, with super mean guitar and bass, leading into solos that sound like you're going into battle in the jungle.
Stonefield have been rendering their powerful mosaic of proto-psych, since they were only as tall as the smallest of the strange stone formations that surround their home town in Australia’s rural South-East. From within their stellar nebulae, the four Findlay sisters have pressed light years into days and agitated tidal patterns across the globe, for more than a decade.
Their sophomore record ‘As Above, So Below’ (2016) laid a Sabbath-strata, from which they’ve launched a legion of followers, festival dates and world tours, hitting the road with everyone from Meat puppets to Fleetwood Mac, they’ve traversed in ways that few others have.
Stonefield’s latest single ‘Delusion’, and first for Flightless Records, demonstrates a shift from the hardened psych pop of earlier records toward more prog and heavy metal. Heavy waves of operatic synth and tubular bells ring below guitars with mellotron lines that warn you that humans don't belong in space.
Keep an eye on an album announcement in the new year...
Thats right folks its Super Bowl LII (What fucking number is that anyway..??)
The Curtin AND Sonnys Fried Chicken will be running a joint Super Bowl party. Enjoy this years football (AND Justin Timberlake's halftime spektakular!) on the big screen, whilst feasting on some delicious Fried Chicken and Waffles / Buckets of Buffalo Wings / Chicken Club Sandwiches, or any of the other Sonnys classic.
American beers on tab / bottles plus Beer n' Shot specials.
GO SPORTS! Limited capacity to keep it nice and enjoyable. Bookings recommended!
Call 9663 6350 or message the Sonnys Fried Chicken and Burgers Facebook page.
Long regarded as one of Melbourne’s leading Electro-Industrial bands, SIRUS is gaining traction internationally thanks to their uncompromising efforts in production and experimentation with hybrid electronic genres. Reaching to conquer even more sonic territory, SIRUS has begun adding Progressive Metal influence to their already packed arsenal of audio weapons. ‘Singularity’ represents a sizable step away from the sound of the European Industrial scene, and the beginning of a domain all their own.
Supporting them will be Sydney’s Industrial Trip Hop act SNUFF; a band aptly chosen for their own contributions to bridging genre divides in alternative electronica.
Masco Sound System are kicking off 2018 with a bang! Before heading into the studio to commence work on their debut full length release they are throwing a raucous, early weekend celebration with notorious mischief makers Hot Sludge Fundae and Dada Ono.
The first show in 12 months from New Zealand's CENTRE NEGATIVE. Releasing a seven-inch on Spik & Span, a joining-up with fellow NZer KRAUS. Described as "Matt Kennedy on ketamine." Several out-of-towners will be joining the ranks for the night, as well as the long-adored BITCH PREFECT.
Jess Locke plays The Curtin to celebrate the release of Dangerous, the final single from her latest LP Universe. Released in October, Universe has received critical acclaim and nominated for the prestigious Australian Music Prize. Jess' brand of melancholic and introspective bedroom pop is showcased on singles Better/Bitter and Universe. This is Jess' first headline show for the year after a busy 2017 culminating in a sold out album launch in November and a New Years Eve set at Falls Festival. Jess will be joined by special guests and friends The Stroppies and Hollie Joyce.
Hachiku is the brainchild of 23 year old German songwriter and DIY dream-pop bedroom rock producer Anika Ostendorf.
Since the release of Hachiku’s debut EP in 2017 through Milk! Records, Ostendorf found a home and 4 piece band in Melbourne. A busy 2017 saw them fill out a residency at the Tote and play shows with Japanese Breakfast, Camp Cope and Fazerdaze.
The new single 'Murray's Lullaby' (think: Perfume Genius, Grimes and early Coco Rosie) was written and self-recorded in regional Queensland while Ostendorf was completing 3 months of farm work - a requirement for her Australian visa. You can expect a show full of 'ethereal and catchy melodies, highly tasteful, textural guitar playing and shimmering walls of sound; fabulous three-part vocal harmonies that rise sweetly and wistfully to the heavens and create a very unique brand of left of centre shoegaze' (THE MUSIC).
RACK OFF #4 is YWCA's annual women, femme and genderqueer music festival across 2 floors at The Curtin. A day of underground sounds from Australia and this year, New York City! Rack Off celebrates International Women's Day and is a fundraiser for disadvantaged girls and women in Victoria with funds going to programs including homes for homeless women, and our big sister/little sister program for girls in foster care.
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.