BYO Sounds #45
Depending on whether you’re currently a uni student or not may influence your decision making process for this weekend, given that the majority of students are in the midst of their highly anticipated exam period. We personally think that you shouldn’t let that voice of reason get you down. Instead, come and check out some of the finest freshly established live music acts from around the country in the coming few days.
Bloods + Major Leagues @ Newtown Social Club – Thursday, June 19.
I’ve never heard anyone complain about a co-headline tour, and this one sure is no reason to start. Local garage-punk trio, Bloods, and dreamy-pop dudes from up north, Major Leagues are teaming up for this one. Bringing their latest single ‘Want It’ to the live stage, Major Leagues will no doubt be showcasing some fresh material from their upcoming debut LP. Bonus. Promising South-Coast duo Hockey Dad are opening support.
Saskwatch @ Oxford Art Factory – Friday, June 20.
Since releasing their sophomore album ‘Nose Dive’, there has been close to nothing but praise for this 9-piece, indie soul collective. Saskwatch have hit the road again, this time with some impressive dates along the way, including an appearance at Splendour In The Grass. With an excerpt from their album review describing it as “brimming with energy”, you can only imagine their live show will go beyond.
Dune Rats @ Oxford Art Factory – Saturday, June 21.
Those three stoner dudes from Brissy who really don’t seem to give a fuck and love to party, and manage to make catchy–as-hell pop music whilst at it. After achieving quite a respectable amount including a South African and European tour, as well as appearing at a multitude of festivals and landing support slots with the likes of FIDLAR, they’ve just released their self-titled debut album. Regardless of whether you’re familiar with the material or not, these guys are always guaranteed to be a very good time live.
Rufus + Hayden James @ Enmore Theatre – Saturday, June 21.
How could I go past this with a line-up this superb. One of the biggest talking points of last year, Rufus return to Sydney, this time selling out multiple dates at Enmore Theatre. Flanked by some of Australia’s finest emerging electronic artists too, with Future Classic’s Hayden James, and fellow Sweat It Out members, Crooked Colours all on the bill.
The Cairos @ The Brass Monkey – Sunday, June 22.
The Cairos have been slogging away the last few years, slowly cementing their place as one of Australia’s hardest working upcoming acts. They’ve just released their debut album ‘Dream Of Reason’ and are hitting the road with Nova Heart to get the word out there. The opening support is from exciting locals The red Wine Roses.
By James Sherley