BYO Sounds #16
It’s seriously almost December. Wow this year has flown by. This week BYO sounds jumps neck deep into indie rock, visual rock and classic rock all in the space of a few days this week and this weekend. Get out and celebrate the end of uni exams/your city being schoolie-free while all the young ones are out of town!
High-Tails @ Brighton Up Bar – Thursday November 21
High-tails are a new indie-pop four-piece out of Sydney. They’ve recently released a catchy debut single called ‘Maps’, which has already been grabbing bit play time on Triple J Unearthed. The track, characterised by tasteful guitar cross-melodies and soft vocals, is just one of those ultimate summery tunes. It feels like something that wouldn’t be out of place in a Strongbow cider advertisement.
The Jungle Giants @ The Metro – Friday November 22
The Jungle Giants are in the middle of a tour in celebration of their new record ‘Learn To Exist’, and have been all round the country playing classic hits like She’s a Riot as well as a bunch of new tracks from the EP. Having already sold out The Metro last week, they have added an extra all-ages show at the Metro this Friday to cater to massive demand. Having supported acts like Last Dinosaurs and The Vaccines, this marks the first headlining tour for The Jungle Giants. Tickets are only $34! http://www.metrotheatre.com.au/events/2013/11/22/the-jungle-giants
Apes @ The Lansdowne – Friday November 22
Late last year Melbourne outfit APES released their debut single, ‘Seven’. Following this they grabbed the attention of Triple J, and more recently have been getting some notable play time on BBC Radio 1. An indie rock four-piece, APES music is characterised by shout-choruses and garage rock instrumental backing. They’ve already toured with the likes of The Datsuns and Yacht Club DJs and performed and both Big Day Out and Groovin The Moo earlier this year. Door sales only.
Breton @ Goodgod – Saturday November 23
Breton’s debut album is an incredible combination of chopped up pop songs with underlying hip hop beats and heavy electronica vibes. Characterised by fractured percussion and intense guitar riffing, Breton are just an incredible live act. For these guys, the visual side of performing live is just as important as the audio, which is why they wear black hoods whilst performing original tracks with their own original footage accompanying their audio. This is a one night only opportunity, as they are only stopping for a solitary performance on this side of the country. Tickets are just $12 + BF from the Goodgod Website.
The Screaming Jets @ The Metro – Saturday November 23
The Screaming Jets are back in Australia after for the first time in three years. They’ll be playing a range of different songs from their almost 25 year history together, including a bunch of awesome covers of artists including Celine Dion! With another studio album in the works, hopefully the jets will also give fans a few sneaky previews of the next chapter in one of the greatest rock bands.
- Zanda Wilson