Since their formation in 2012, Sydney alt-rock four-piece CREO has earned their stripes supporting bands including British India, Gung Ho and Glass Towers. They have also become favourites of the press. Themusic.com.au’s Jessica Holton: “Their sound stood out as completely wild with tight production keeping them in check. CREO presented no mercy, fully immersing the crowd in their sound.
Eccentric-pop is what Anna Smyrk and the Appetites are about. And they do it very well. Flashback to 2009 and the band took out honours in the Queenscliff Music Festival Foot-in-the-Door competition. In 2012, Anna and her musical team released their debut album, Belly of Winter. Business became a whole lot busier after that.
When punk legends the Dwarves announced an Australian in tour June, they only announced a wee three dates. Then something happened. Something that can probably be explained with a little research. But I don’t go in for that sort of thing. Anyway, they’re minor details in some big, happy news: the band now has a date in Geelong. That’s right, brothers and sisters, it’s on like Donkey Kong in heat.
Okay folks, straight to it. 2014’s Meredith Music Festival will deliver the most wonderful talents of The War on Drugs, Ty Segall, De La Soul, Mark Lanegan, Augie March, Cloud Nothings, The Lemonheads, Ghostface Killah, James Holden, Vakula, Sleep, The Skatalites, Mia Dyson, Painters and Dockers, the Hard-Ons, Phosphorescent…
If at first you don’t succeed, drink some beer and try again. The story begins in 2011. Actually, it begins in 2009 but we play it dangerous here so 2011 it is. January ’11 and Van Walker collects a bunch of musicians, gets them liquored up, feeds ’em a BBQ, and begins the journey of the Livingstone Daisies.
Stephen Cummings has been a part of the music world for 40 years. It all began in 1974 with The Pelaco Brothers, a band he shared with Joe Camilleri among others. In 1976 he formed The Sports, a new wave outfit that compiled a very healthy stockpile of releases before disbanding in late 1981.
This one isn’t taking place until November but it is one you will want plenty of time to clear your calendar for. Bendigoat Metal Fest is back for another year, serving up some of the best heavy-hitters from Australia and New Zealand for a worthy cause. This year’s charity is Liver Disease. Your line-up is: Convent Guilt (pictured), Oath of Damnation, Bulletbelt, Lustration, Adamus Exul…