Trigger Jackets launched their album 'Skinny' at the Amplifier Bar. Joining them were Royston Vasie from Victoria and locals Mezzanine, Further Earth and Apache.
Melbourne band Royston Vasie will be hitting the road through WA for the first time for a few shows in May! Receiving high rotation on Triple J, RRR and FBi for both "Wreck Your Health" and "You Want It Now", Royston Vasie are most definitely on to a good thing; with their debut album Tanah Merah is due for release this year, the boys are keen to show as many audiences around the country what they can be expecting!
ROYSTON VASIE - WEST AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
In this issue:The Rolling Stones Kooyong Anniversary Show, Christian Vance Live and L-Vis 1990 and Bok Bok, St Kilda Festival at the Espy, Norma Jean at the Corner Hotel, Phronesis Sydney show, Garry David venue and lineup update, Allen Stone debut Australian tour, extra show added for Peanut Butter Wolf, Jordan Millar sophomore album launch, 'Bowled Over' triple j hottest 100, The Livingstone Daisies, The Music Maker Blues Revue and Foals vs Baio.
Local act Royston Vasie put on a killer live performance that exceeded expectations; their sound is replete with jangly guitar, psychedelia and some laid back vocals to boot. “You Want It Now” is performed with gusto and primes the punters for headlining seminal 90’s act The Afghan Whigs .
Pictured: The Afghan Whigs
Splendour sideshows continue with The Afghan Whigs playing at The HiFi Melbourne.
Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett had her first Sydney show last Saturday at GoodGod Small Club. Also on the bill was classy rock act Royston Vasie. Johnny Au brings you all the action from the show.
Whether it's dates for Veil of Maya's current Australian tour, or Penny Ikinger's line up of April gigs, we've got you covered.
Veil Of Maya Wrap Up Australian Tour This Week
Kicking off the proceedings were local lads Royston Vasie who play generic pub rock with no strings and their set was pleasantly middle of the road. They were one of those bands who you listen to and instantly start picking apart their plethora of obvious influences, which in their case range from The Dandy Warhols to Happy Mondays to Dallas Crane with the band’s own sound being seemingly non-existent.
Like the rest of the country, we at the AU review cannot wait for Australia Day and with it comes the Triple J Hottest 100 countdown. Now that Hottest 100 is closed, venues around the country are announcing special parties to coincide with the announcements on Australia Day. With so many events going down on the day it's hard to decide which place to go and what to do. Not to fear though, for the AU review has taken the liberty in providing you with the highights from around the nation to celebrate the largest music poll in the world.
There was a bizarre mix of people inhabiting the Corner band room, ranging from overly excitable teenage girls to a few of the over fifties club, all eagerly awaiting the arrival of headliners Red Ink. The supporting line-up was equally as diverse as the crowd, with local four piece Royston Vasie kicking things off with their sweeping old school rock sound.
The Esplanade Hotel management really are a generous bunch. Many times have I dropped into The Espy to catch a free gig in the front bar. We’re not talking here about the local out of tune busker with the monotonous repertoire, but professional acts that I would gladly pay to see (but fortunately don’t have to). I planned to see this gig as soon as I heard it was on, particularly because I just love, love, love The Vasco Era.