With Urban Spread heading out on the road with The Jungle Giants in January, some big news has just been announced that sees a special outdoor show in LORNE added, along with very special guests NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE (DJ SET)) bringing the noise to the surf coast!
The good times never seem to end for Northeast Party House. Since their formation in 2010 following an epic, two-week-long house party, which saw fresh faced teenagers bond over beers, cheers, tunes and partying – the Melbourne six-piece have continuously produced reputable original works, held an engaged loyal fan base and delivered stirring live performances (across festivals, national headline tours and overseas ventures).
Following the release of their debut album Any Given Weekend in 2014, their ode to partying has since continued to be perfectly captured and exuded in their epic synth-rock sets. Performing earlier this year at Groovin’ The Moo, the six-piece embarked on a massive tour in support of their single ‘Calypso Beach’ which was fuelled with good vibes and dance floor ready beats from their killer second album Dare released last year. After their sell-out Calypso Beach tour in 2017, the Melbourne lads are bringing their high-energy show to the sunny surf coast which promises to be an experience not to be missed.
For the first time ever, Urban Spread series are bringing their acclaimed party series, with The Jungle Giants and Northeast Party House DJ Set, to Warrnambool on the 25th of January at The Whalers Hotel, Urban Spread then makes its way to Lorne on the 26th of January for a special outdoor show before kicking on to The Western Port Hotel in San Remo on Saturday the 27th to cap off a long weekend to remember.
So, what’s Urban Spread anyway, besides being the ultimate summer party? Urban Spread has a well-earned reputation for hosting larger-than-life parties in the out suburbs of Melbourne since 2015, acting up with the likes of San Cisco, Bad Dreems, Seth Sentry, The Jezabels, The Rubens, DZ Deathrays, The Bennies and Alex Lahey to name a few. Getting away from the big smoke, = Urban Spread is looking to get coastal this summer in some seriously amazing locations, inviting locals and visitors alike to come and enjoy the festivities. And boy have they set the bar high this time.
2017 has been a huge year for The Jungle Giants with the Brisbane four piece releasing their album and the highly anticipated single ‘Feel The Way I Do’. Racking up over 40 million Spotify streams in the process, The Jungle Giants have become the poster people for taking creative risks in the studio, as can be seen along the journey from their first EP in 2011, though triple j feature albums Learn To Exist, the follow-up Speakerzoid, and now the brand new indie rock opus Quiet Ferocity.
The Jungle Giants push the boundaries of sound on Quiet Ferocity with songs built in the studio to be enjoyed in open air environments and on the sweaty club circuit which have been met to critical acclaim.
“It’s been awesome,” lead guitarist Cesira Aitken says. “We feel like we really needed it after the second album, and we were super excited to just get this one out and do it in a faster time frame than we had between the previous two records. We were stoked.
“I think we kind of let ourselves down a tiny bit, but it has to be done I think,” she continues regarding their second album Speakerzoid. “That record was kind of like a learning curve and getting a bunch of production ideas out and then this one [Quiet Ferocity] seemed like everything came together how it needed to and we’re really proud of it and happy with it.”
Since embarking on their first national tour in support of the indie folk five-piece Boy & Bear back in 2012, half a decade later their infectious energy and fresh sound has catapulted them to become one of Australia’s most exciting live acts, with their third album currently being listed on the triple j Album of the Year poll.
Now gearing up for a killer summer ahead, Aitken is more than ready to get back on the road after rounding up their sold-out headline 2017 tour in celebration of the third album.
“The album tour was awesome but it feels like it was an eternity ago, it has aged me,” she laughs. “No really it was so much fun, it feels like we’ve had an adequate enough little break now before we start it all up again, we’re ready to do it again now.
“We were rehearsing for shows in January when we got offered these ones for Urban Spread,” she reveals, “it just seemed like a waste of perfectly good hangs and rehearsal time and to also see some of Victoria with different friends as well.”
Along with performing at Falls Festival for New Year’s Eve celebrations, The Jungle Giants will be continuing the party for their ultimate summer tour with a one-off show at The Australian Open and of course, a trio of performances for Urban Spread, prepare for the high-pitched, punchy synths of lead single, ‘Feel The Way I Do’ and the euphoric vibes of ‘On Your Way Down’.
“I’m also really loving playing the title track at the moment, ‘Quiet Ferocity’,” Aitken smiles. “It’s a bit of a slow groover, it’s fun, guitar changes halfway through the song and keeps it interesting. It’s just a nice one to play as well, we all get into it.
“Just expect lots of the new album tracks, some of the old ones, all of the fun ones, and lots of tequila,” she laughs, “that’s really the life blood of the band.”
Urban Spread’s Summer Road Trip with The Jungle Giants and Northeast Party House DJ Set is getting away from the rat race and is coming to enjoy the coastal nirvanas of Lorne, Warrnambool and San Remo and should most definitely not be missed.
Urban Spread is presented by the Transport Accident Commission as part of their ‘Towards Zero’ vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads. The TAC will engage with young Victorians within the music community, ensuring all music lovers plan ahead, look after their mates and get home safely.
Tickets on sale now. Head to www.urbanspread.com.au for more details.
Written by Daniel Jubb & Talia Rinaldo