The first week of 2017 in the City of Churches starts strong with the debut of Gold Fusion, a brand new music event set to showcase some fantastic local talent and visitors from interstate. Held at the Published Arthouse on January 6th, the likes of Oscar Key Sung, I Know Leopard and Ali Barter will perform right throughout, making for an eclectic afternoon and nighttime program.
Ahead of Gold Fusion’s kick off, we’ve been listening to some of our favourites we can’t wait to see tread the stage on Friday.
I KNOW LEOPARD
The Sydney group have been rattling around in our heads since dropping “Rather Be Lonely” last year. Their first gig of the year is at Gold Fusion and considering Adelaide isn’t getting to see the band as part of their February “Rather Be Lonely” tour, this gig isn’t to be taken for granted. Having performed to larger audiences in 2016 alongside HOLY HOLY, I Know Leopard have continued to fashion themselves into a formidable indie act not to be missed.
Playing at 12am.
Adelaide expats Tough Uncle have been on our radars for some time now. They’ve been back and forth from Melbourne a few times for shows that have been well-received and off the back of single “New Boy” in particular, the band has shown promise and potential we’ve patiently waiting to be further explored via an EP or album. Come now, boys, let’s get it poppin’.
Playing at 7:15pm.
We’re seeing the trio enter a new phase in 2017, with scattered shows through 2016 introducing fans to a new line up and inklings at what was coming next for the band. Still Adelaide’s favourite ‘literature-rock’ band, the Grizzlies have always held a soft spot with us that only grew stronger with the release of Halves in 2014.
Playing at 8:00pm.
OSCAR KEY SUNG
Last seen on stage at the Falls Festival with The Avalanches, Oscar Key Sung has reminded us how much we missed him and how eager we are for new tunes. Always showing himself to be a talented and intriguing writer and performer, the presence Oscar has brought with him to the live stage has been undeniably entertaining over the last few years. Like Sincerely, Grizzly, we’re anticipating an exciting new chapter of music from this lad – Gold Fusion stands to be the start of something special.
Playing at 1:00am.
Ah, Ali. Hands down one of our absolute favourite artists of 2016. Her charged up approach to music and its delivery on stages around the country positioned Barter as an artist to watch and man, has she stood up to the hype. Touring with The Jezabels near the end of 2016 brought Barter’s music to larger audiences indeed, but the singer and guitarist stood up to the challenge and wailed out.
Playing at 11:00pm.
KORAL & THE GOODBYE HORSES
With a live show oozing charm, wicked humour and musical finesse, Koral & The Goodbye Horses built solid momentum through 2016 – when your band features some of Adelaide’s best and well-known players, it’s going to be hard to ignore the solid dynamic that comes through the music, isn’t it? Their position on the line up for Gold Fusion is indicative of how far they’ve come over the last 12 months; definitely worth your time.
Playing at 10:00pm.
Gold Fusion hits the Published Arthouse on Friday, January 6th. Grab your tickets via www.oztix.com.au.