BYO Sounds #38
Suppress the sorrows and struggles associated with this somewhat foreign concept of a ‘Five Day Week’, and immerse yourself in Sydney’s live music offerings as a distraction.
Younger Dryas + The Kava Kings + The Vanns@The Illawarra Brewery –Thursday, May 1.
Making the venture all the way from Tasmania, Younger Dryas very much have the talent to be the next John Butler Trio. Producing melodic Gypsy Stomp-Folk (far from that run of the mill ‘Indie’ right), they make for an incredibly energetic live show, which has managed to lead them onto the stage at Falls Festival last year. The Kava Kings are another emerging band with some serious talent behind their ska-reggae, and The Vanns may be very frequent visitors to the scene but never a disappointment.
Sea Legs @ Upstairs Beresford – Friday, May 2.
Originally Hailing from the humble little surfie town of Bateau Bay, it certainly shows in Sea Legs’ work. Crafting catchy indie rock hooks has seen them land support slots for some big names in the Australian scene and a spot on the debut of Mountain Sounds Festival earlier this year. An act well worth checking out.
Calling All Cars + The Love Junkies @ Oxford Art Factory – Saturday, May 3.
This run of shows will be Calling All Cars final one before relocating to the UK, so it ought to be special. Recently releasing their third album ‘Raise The People’, previously released singles off it such as ‘Standing In The Ocean’ has been receiving critical acclaim and significant airplay. Catch these guys whilst they’re still locals.
By James Sherley