BYO Sounds #34
With a national free acoustic tour, multiple co-headline shows and an RSL gig that manages to not be a Fleetwood Mac cover band, this weekend is shaping up to be one helluva’ big one.
Loon Lake, Jeremy Neale @ Oxford Art Factory – Friday, April 4.
Loon Lake managed to make the progression from slightly ‘novelty’ tinged indie-pop with the release of their debut album ‘Gloamer’ late last year, which contained some seriously catchy and exploratory synth-driven numbers. Australia’s favourite representative for 50’s pop, Jeremy Neale is joining the stage on the night, as are highly talented local dudes, High Tails.
Jenny Broke The Window @ The Standard Bowl – Saturday, April 5.
The Standard is back! This time however channeling Homer Simpson’s place of work, with free bowling, free entry and most importantly, free live music. This will actually be the third night of the launch parties, with Jenny Broke The Window headlining. The previous two will see Wolf & Cub and Palms, taking to the stage.
The Kava Kings @ Cronulla RSL – Saturday, April 5.
Ah the local RSL, the source of many many a good time… No matter if this is being perceived sarcastically, know for sure that this one is going to be actually a shoe-in for a loose time, not to mention sweaty. The Kava Kings are a couple of young guys from Sydney’s South who put out some sweet gypsy infused ska tunes. Even if you already have had the privilege of checking out some of their material, make sure to head along, as you know with all ska and reggae, the live energy really can’t be captured.
Ball Park Music + Papa vs Pretty @ Metro Theatre – Saturday, April 5.
Three (soon to be) critically acclaimed in three years. Not a bad strike rate at all for Sam Cromack and the rest of the Ball Park Music crew. From what I’ve heard of the forthcoming album ‘Puddinghead’, they seem to have successfully evolved their sound once again, so it will be very interesting to witness these tracks live. Basically a co-headline too, with locals Papa vs. Pretty touring in support of their latest release ‘White Deer Park’.
Cloud Control @ Towradgi Beach Hotel – Sunday, April 6.
Could you think of better way to spend your Sunday session? Cloud Control have embarked on a nation-wide acoustic tour that is free for all, and coincidentally, sponsored by Corona. Witnessing tracks pulled from ‘Dream Cave’ and hopefully debut album ‘Bliss Release’ too, being performed on only an acoustic guitar, keyboard and floor tom, will be an experience that you won’t want to miss. If you somehow don’t manage to catch this show taking place at 3.30 pm, you can travel sightly north where they will be playing later in the afternoon at Old Joe’s/Northies in Cronulla, at 6 pm.
By James Sherley