BYO Sounds #27
With a rare break in the major festival calendar for Sydney this week, it certainly has not diminished the range of incredible live music happening across town in the coming few days.
Worlds End Press @ Oxford Art Factory – Thursday, February 13.
When you’ve toured with the like of Bloc Party and Hot Chip off the back of your debut album, to say things are going quite well is a bit of an understatement. This is the case for Melbourne’s World End Press, who make catchy-as-hell dance pop. When they’ve already had this history, as well headline dates in the US, and with Cut Copy, throw in the works that Retiree are supporting and tickets are 12 bucks, I think that’s more than enough reasons to head along.
REMi @ Goodgod – Friday, February 14.
This is going to be the last chance to catch Melbourne emcee REMi in an intimate setting before he releases new material later this year. After the release of respected EP’s ‘Childish’ and ‘Five Beats I Love’, album ‘Regular People SH#%T’ in 2012, being crowned the coveted Triple J Unearthed Artist of The Year really topped his recent rise to fame. There are no doubts about the strength of his live show in comparison to his material, so make sure to get down to Goodgod and witness it in its full glory.
Luke Million, The Love Junkies @ MUM, World Bar - Friday, February 14.
It’s hard to have a bad night at MUM, as divisive and completely opinion-based that statement is. If you are completely opposed to this, be prepared to be proved wrong with the line-up they’ve landed for this Friday. A leading force in disco, and much much more than just that ‘Arnold’ song, Luke Million will be headlining the Disco Den. For the people who are still hellbent on the alternative wave of the late 90’s (it’s a narrower niche), The Love Junkies are taking over The Tea Room.
Austra @ The Standard – Friday, February 14.
Some of Canada’s finest, Austra, are back in the country, for the first time since Laneway Festival back in 2012. Since then they’ve spent their time touring relentlessly with the likes of the XX, Grimes, and Gossip, so it can said that they’ve definitely done alright for themselves. They released their sophomore album ‘Olympia’ last year, so this will be a chance to catch some of their newer tracks live.
Oliver Tank, Oscar Key Sung @ Metro Theatre – Saturday, February 15.
If you’re in the mood to chill the fuck out this Saturday, then this is perfect for you. Now I know I haven’t shut up about what supports artists have landed, but you can’t deny that it does say a lot about an artist’s history, right? Well Oliver Tank’s track record consists of Lana Del Rey, James Blake, Lorde and Active Child. With his lush minimal electronic landscapes, he definitely makes for a calming yet captivating live set. Supports are also from promising songwriter/producer Oscar Key Sung and Bree Tranter.
By James Sherley