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 yet barely seen BITCH PREFECT.
Detroit’s Protomartyr announce debut Australia & New Zealand tour in February 2018. With Singer Joe Casey declaring “…we better be touring Australia sometime in the next year. If it doesn’t happen the band is breaking up.”, the jaded-yet-urgent post punks are set to play intimate club venues across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington.
Protomartyr will tour in support of their fourth album 'Relatives in Descent' (released 29 September via Domino), which has received wide praise from The New York Times (Album of the Week), The Guardian, NPR, SPIN and Q Magazine. The album features anthemic, epic singles ‘Don’t Go to Anacita’, ‘My Children’, and ‘A Private Understanding’.
LUCIANBLOMKAMP recently released part 1 of his new 3-part project, the Sick of What I Don't Understand album. Part 1’s first single 'Nothing' (featuring Rromarin) was immediately added to Triple J High Rotation whilst second single ‘Still No’ featuring 1-800 Dinosaur’s Trim received heavy praise from BBC Radio 1. Now, he turns his attention to Part 2 of Sick Of What I Don’t Understand. In the lead up to the release of new music, LUCIANBLOMKAMP will play a FREE live show with new material featured on his forthcoming album. With Ryan D’Sylva from Gold Fields on drums, the new live show has evolved, mirroring the themes of transformations and self-realisation explored on the album.
THIS SHOW WAS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUPPORT OF OUR MATES AT MOUNTAIN GOAT.
Sydney dark dreampop come post punk act Death Bells will be returning to Melbourne once again before departing for a run of North American appearances in March. Joining them will be hardcore punks Broken, Gene Pool, and First Of The Gang To Die. Friends old and new. Since the release of 2017's 'Standing At The Edge Of The World', Death Bells have played a string of intense live shows across the country. This year will see the band venture back to the United States, playing SXSW in Texas, as well as select West Coast dates. The band bring subdued ferocity to their live show. Burning Rose is quickly becoming known at large as a self-sufficient creative unit within Australia, and this appearance will serve as a testament to the hard work of everyone who revolves around the label's circle."
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.
Beloved US alt-rockers THE LEMONHEADS bring their cult live show back to Australia. With their first show officially sold out, a 2nd show has been added at The Curtin on Tuesday 6th March.
The Lemonheads, a vehicle since the mid-eighties for Dando's ironic, barefaced talent and undeniable 'screw it' likability, have proven a sure-fire Antipodean hit over the years. With their first Melbourne show having sold out, be sure to snap up tickets pronto for this very special club show!
Women are INCREDIBLE. FIERCE. DIVERSE. CREATIVE. TALENTED. RESILIENT. And DESERVE their place in MUSIC.
Coming together for International Women's Day, we present to you a line-up of fierce and fabulous artists, representing the diversity of our community and the music that comes with it. Put your money where your mouth is and support these female, non-binary and trans-femme artists in celebrating this important day.
Featuring unapologetic political weapon, Miss Blanks, evocative experimental pop-queen, Rainbow Chan, one-woman industrial rave, Simona, and fempop sparkle, Magnets. DJ sets by Mz Rizk, Nkechi (Saskwatch/triple j), Shimmy Barnes and Beth AQ with special guest performance by spoken word artists, Jasmine Giuliani.
This even is proudly sponsored by Levi's. All profits on the night will go towards Girls Rock, supporting the future of young female/non-binary artists.
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.
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.