A result of constantly striving to deliver truly distinct and innovative music that is electrifying and powerful, PVT have received many local accolades including; FBI’s Release Of The Decade (for O Soundtrack My Heart), Album Of The Weeks from JJJ, FBi, 3RRR, RTR, Brag Magazine, Faster Louder, Drum Media and were the first Australian band to sign to iconic UK label Warp. They’ve played Glastonbury and played with Gotye, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sigur Ros, The Arctic Monkeys, and Gary Numan to name a few. With half the band now residing in the UK this 10th Anniversary tour will be a rare opportunity to witness the celebration of the bands recordings to date on Australian soil.
“Fascinatingly unpredictable and completely enjoyable.” Pitchfork
JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders is Laurence Pike (drums), Kirin J. Callinan (lead guitar), Donny Benet (bass), Neal Sutherland (keys) and Jack Ladder (guitar & vocals).
Jack Ladder’s fourth and most recent album, ‘Playmates’, produced by Kim Moyes of The Presets, was his most acclaimed to date in an already lauded career. It was a bold record, placing his one of a kind voice within unexpected combinations of sounds and styles, but where the song always took precedence over an idea.
Those songs are muscular and raw, yet polished to the texture of a skyscraper. The lyrics are haunting; they possess the poetic slur of a black-pupilled vision of romantic despair, love’s unsure footing and a palpable air of discord beneath the surface. The record pulses with life. Synthesizers and drum machines rub shoulders with glam guitars, industrial stomp and pedal steel, while above all Ladder’s granite baritone slashes at love and darkness like a heavy blade.
Al Grigg (vocals, guitars, writing of songs) and Tom Wallace (drums, vocals) formed Palms after gracefully retiring their previous collective, Red Riders. They started recording what was to become ‘Step Brothers’ with Owen Penglis (Straight Arrows, Royal Headache) in his kitchen for the price of a kebab. As more songs were written and shows played, Dion (guitar) and Brendan (bass) were recruited to complete the shockingly handsome quartet we see before us today.
Palms’ debut album ‘Step Brothers’ is a collection of razor-sharp songs best enjoyed by anyone familiar with feelings of heartbreak, longing, regret (and a touch of joy) set to a razor sharp musical backing of hi-octane guitar pop. That is to say, it’s best enjoyed by everyone, everywhere.
ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS
All Our Exes Live in Texas is a fantasy draft of Sydney musical talent – Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts & Georgia Mooney – all beautiful performers in their own right, here combining in four-part folk heaven. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, All Our Exes deliver tunes that are clearly crafted with taste, care and skill in the context of a spontaneous, playful and utterly charming live show. With four songwriters and four unique voices, All Our Exes make music that is refreshingly different, drawing influence from traditional four-part harmony and creating a brand new type of modern folk. Fair warning: You’ll need your charisma sunnies or you’ll walk out of the building a little bit in love.
“All Our Exes Live in Texas were a festival highlight. Soaring vocal harmonies, tight melodies, an accordion and a set peppered by the girls’ random audience banter left the audience in total adoration, with a standing ovation given to them – and rightly so.’ – The Music
Green Buzzard play songs imbued with an infectious charm that tips the sonic hat to the likes of GBV and Stone Roses. As NME put it: ‘…they recall nearly everything that’s sublime about TFC’s fuzzy brilliance’. Signing with the I Oh You label before even playing a show says a lot about the strength of their guitar driven pop gems.
“this is a brilliant damn song, an escape hatch from real life’s grind and drudge.” Teds Records
“You are a sponge. Green Buzzard is liquid goodness. Let it happen, baby. Let it happen.” Soundly Sounds
Bon Voyage is a Bon Scott Era ACDC cover band lead by none other than local Taste The Sadness/Radness legend SPOD and featuring members of Black Level Embassy and Hell City Glamours.
It’s a proven fact that metal is the most powerful music genre in the world and the most powerful front man to have strutted the earth in skin tight Levis was Bon Scott. The first four AC/DC albums are the greatest records of all time. Seriously, just throw every other record you own in the garbage now.
Expect High Voltage!
“It was all about hair, sweat, beer spillage and pure volume. Bon would have been proud.” Noisey
THE LULU RAES
The Lulu Raes are a band who combine their love of commercial cheese and fist-pumping floor fillers to produce their on sun-soaked dance pop. The band take influence from rock & roll bands like The Strokes and The Pixies at the same time as pop heroes Christina Aguilera and Macy Gray, attempting to land somewhere in the middle.
Having shared stages with The Vines, Little Bastard & DMA’s, the Lulus have just wrapped up national sold out tours with Brisbane’s Art of Sleeping and fellow Sydney lads Sticky Fingers.
Adelaide-born Steph Crase began Summer Flake as a solo bedroom-recording project when all her old bands (Batrider, No Through Road, Birth Glow, Hit The Jackpot) all broke up or skipped town. After releasing a couple of woozy lo-fi EPs, in 2013 Summer Flake launched the debut album You Can Have It All (Rice Is Nice) – a lowkey confessional characterised by lush harmonies and slow, unspooling, fuzzy guitar work. Now based in Melbourne and with drummer James Mannix (Peak Twins, Old Mate) and accidental bass-player Sarah Mary Chadwick in tow, Steph has just put the finishing touches on a followup album, recorded by Geoffrey O’Connor at his Vanity Lair, due out late 2015. Look out world.