BYO Beats #8
This week we have some heavyweights in some of the cities most intimate venues. Catch them before they’re too big!
Pigeon ‘Settle In’ EP Tour- Supports from Back Back Forward Punch & Special Guests, Brighton Up Bar, 7th Feb, $13
Cleverly melding booming percussion with airy synths and catchy hooks, Pigeon have been an electro-pop powerhouse on the Australian scene for the last couple of year. Hailing from Brisbane, the five-piece have graced the stage of some of the biggest festivals this country has to offer (Splendour In The Grass and Parklife to name two) whilst managing to garner international acclaim from trend setters such as NME. The band are heading on a five date tour to support their most recent release Settle In, a five track EP featuring the single ‘Curtain Call’, released last year as a taster for the EP. The Sydney leg of the tour is being held at Brighton Up Bar with support from Back Back Forward Punch with more supports to be announced. Grab your tickets here…
Cashmere Cat @Goodgod Small Club, 11pm Feb 7th, $20
With a career that continues to snowball, Cashmere Cat’s talent seems to know no bounds. With a unique sound that encompasses that euro-electro vibe with a bit of RnB for good measure, Cashmere Cat has taken Australia by storm, selling out his Vivid headline show at the Opera House last year. Future Classic are presenting the night, so if you know little of Cashmere Cat, the reputation of Future Classic alone is enough to trust that this gig will be nothing but quality. Supported by local Sydney lad and newcomer Basenji as well as Future Classic DJs, this gig will hands down kill it. Grab your tickets here…
Miami Horror ‘Colours in The Sky Tour’, Oxford Arts Factory, 8th Feb, $25
Following the success of their debut long player Illumination in 2010, Melbourne’s own Miami Horror followed in the footsteps of so many successful Aussie musicians, and relocated to America, Los Angeles to be more specific. After a few years of Californian sun and some serious experimentation musically, the band have produced two previews, in the form of ‘Real Slow’ and ‘Colours In The Sky’, of what will be a new album. The dreamy synths and beautiful falsetto vocals, akin to that of superstars Passion Pit, is a promising sign of what is to come from these guys in their second release, so catch them in an intimate setting like Oxford Arts (Joined by Client Liason) before it’s too late!
By Callum Wylie