Squashing a large amount of talent into a rather small venue can’t have been easy for Brisbane’s X & Y Bar managers, but it certainly resulted in one of the biggest indie-pop dance parties the area has seen in a while. The night was all about supporting a great selection of ‘up-and-coming’ local and interstate talent, and certainly no one left disappointed. This was the second stopover for Sydney’s indie-rock act, The Griswolds, who have really hit the ground running this year including an appearance at Big Day Out and a scheduled trip overseas soon.
MGM showcase with The Trouble with Templeton, The Falls, Oceanics, Battleships & Lime Cordiale played Upstairs Beresford as part of ARIA week.
Photography by Pete Dovgan
The Bleach* Festival will be celebrating the coastal culture of the Gold Coast with a series of outdoor pop up music and arts events and installations next year! Running from late February into early March, Bleach* will see the following artists (plus many more local acts) take to venues down the coast for some awesome nights of parties and live performances.
Check the schedule out!
Saturday, February 16 - Burleigh Beach
Bleach* Warm Up Party :
This week in your industry wrap: Psy becomes 2012's Los Del Rio, an opportunity to DJ before Dappled Cities on their upcoming tour, and awards aplenty with the ARIA Artisan nominations and Deadly Awards being presented.
Oceanics , the four piece indie rockers from the Gold Coast are about to commence an Australian tour to launch their new single, "The City". These boys have been performing publicly since 2009, and since then have toured with the likes of AC/DC and Goyte. Performing with them will be several fine local Aussie bands.
Check out the new Oceanics track, 'Jukebox'!
The Aussie quartet, Oceanics, have released their new EP, Bright People, on May 15th! Imprinting their own style on Brit-Pop, they bring their big hollow guitars and clean, jangling tones to the ears of the uninitiated. We had a chance to catch up with the Brisbane Boys.
If you have ever found yourself wondering the what the illegitimate lovechild of America's beloved Beach Boys and English nationals The Kooks would sound like; speculate no further, because it is has arrived in the long overdue form of the Oceanics debut LP Bright People.
The new track from Oceanics entitled “Chinatown (Is Not Newtown)” is a step up for the Gold Coast band. They are certainly making their mark on the Indie music scene with a good year full of touring. Hopefully early next year will bring a record up to par with the new music the band is producing. Watch the video for the new single below and then see what out contributors think of the track.
After a huge year releasing their first EP, plenty of Triple J rotation and shows on stages all over Australia, local heroes The Jungle Giants brought new Brisbane venue Oh Hello! to the ground with their final headline show of the year. Erin Smith was there and brings you these photos.
Panels on the day will cover topics from booking gig’s, obtaining management, recording and production through to photography, music journalism and how best to release your music in the 21st century. Full details of all panels will be announced very soon so watch this space!