Hailing from Adelaide, Jesse Davidson treated the early crowd to his very first show! He was one of this years Triple J Unearthed High Finalists, and after watching his performance it’s easy to see why. It’s hard to believe he’s only 16! When did everyone start getting so talented at such a young age? Jesse’s vocals are already so finely tuned and beautiful to listen to, I can’t begin to think what he’ll be like in a few years. His music comes across as a mix between Matt Corby, Angus Stone, Chet Faker and Grizzly Bear.
There is nothing better, than a legitimate excuse – like you really need one – to laze around in the sun on a hot 28 degree day listening to awesome bands while insanely hung over. Which is how myself and a friend spent the end of a long weekend at the first ever Echo Festival in Mount Barker. Sunglasses on and guzzling down bottled water we were glad to have made it after a knuckle-biting (for my passenger) ride up the freeway.
In this issue: City Calm Down announce launch dates for their new EP, The Mess Hall get set to play one off Melbourne show, Amanda Murzdan is going to be launching her new single at the Norfolk Basement and more!
CITY CALM DOWN ANNOUNCE EP LAUNCH DATES FOR MELBOURNE & SYDNEY
Highlighting the talent Adelaide has got growing and living in the city at the moment, the Echo Festival will be hitting up the Adelaide Hills in October. The Echo Festival, the Hill's answer to a regional music festival will be held at the Mt Barker Showgrounds and aims to encompass the feel of a big, national festival with all the intimacies of a local gig.
Adelaide outfit The Shiny Brights have just released a new clip for their track "Tightrope", comprised of 1,500 stills taken and then stop motioned into the clip itself. It's basically like Inception, only with a different framerate. This may or may not be accurate, you'll probably want to view yourself:
Adelaide really hasn't been seeing too much of indie stalwarts, The Shiny Brights, lately. Having taken a break from constant gigging late in 2011, the band decided it was time to change things up a bit and mature as a band. Before they perform their new material, as part of the 2012 Fuse Festival, the band's lead guy Wolfgang chats with me about what he and his mates have been up to over the past few months.