For those of you considering beginning the Seinfeld box set again this weekend, it most definitely is going to have to wait (as great as that does sound). With no shortage of live music around Sydney in these coming days, no matter what your taste, we give you a run-down of the pick of the bunch.
Cloud Control @ Metro Theatre - Thursday September 12.
After a triumphant return at Vivid Festival earlier this year, mind blowing sets at festivals such as Splendour In The Grass and the release of their much anticipated sophomore album, it’s safe to say this is pretty damn exciting. This is a chance to see Cloud Control return to their home soil before they jet off again on US and UK tours.These guys always manage to snag amazing supports and this time is no different. Fellow Sydney lads Palms are one of the lucky acts, who have also just released their debut album to much acclaim, and the second being Gang Of Youths. These guys are still on their up but I’m putting it down on the record now they are going to huge, make sure you don’t miss this killer night of talent.
RUFUS @ The Hi Fi – Friday, September 13.
I’m going to have to assume that all of you reading this have heard the name RUFUS by now… Where the hell have you been if you’ve just pulled a blank stare?! Anyway, these guys have recently dropped their debut album ‘Atlas’ to consistent rave reviews. They’ve managed to hit #1 on the ARIA Charts, no easy feat for an independent DIY band. The national tour that this show is part of, is literally continuously expanding due to the sheer amounts of tickets being sold. Have all these facts not sold you on how amazing this band is yet? Well then get yourself down to The Hi-Fi and you can find out for yourself.
Sures, Go Violets @ Goodgod Small Club – Saturday, September 14.
What is there not too love about a co-headliner? “Absolutely fucking nothing” I hear you say… and correct you are Sir. Both of these bands are still gaining exposure on the way up, but wow, they definitely show some promise. Take Sures’ latest single ‘Waste’ for an example, an angst ridden, dynamic masterpiece that takes a slight step away from their signature dream-pop sound. Partners in crime, Go Violets are no exception on this young talented bill. Just to fill you in they’re an all-girl band from Brisbane, and their recent single ‘Wanted’ is an indication of what to expect in the near future from this quintet. Make sure you get along to Goodgod and see these guys in an intimate setting whilst you still can.
Megan Washington @ The Vanguard - Saturday, September 14.
Speaking of intimate settings, this particular show marks the return of Megan Washington to the smaller stage again. Since early 2010 when Megan’s band ‘Washington’ embarked on their first national tour, named after their recent release ‘How to Tame Lions’, things exploded from there. Within twelve months there had been numerous ARIA and APRA awards collected, and a number three debut album. Three years down the track now, this is your chance to see one of our finest songwriters up close and personal (in a non-creepy sense of course). Best part about this show also is the Megan will mostly be debuting new material, from her forthcoming record.
Lime Cordiale @ Upstairs Beresford - Saturday, September 13.
This is one gig sure to be brim filled with ‘fun’. With headliners Lime Cordiale bringing their summery brass-filled pop sound, you know you’re already in for a good night. These guys have been making quite a name for themselves recently, scoring slots at Homebake Festival and Peat’s Ridge last year, and now they're about to support Cosmo Jarvis on his national tour as well as play the annual Rottofest over in WA. If you're still not convinced, I will also let you know that Canberra’s current favourite indie-electro outfit SAFIA will be getting the crowd moving, as will Willow DJ Kristy Lee.
- James Sherley