With a massive start to the year, which saw Walker selected to support Pierce Brothers in their home town, the four piece are launching the second single 'Tonight' off their forthcoming record. The band, influenced by folk and rock and roll acts such as Husky and greats Zepplin and Dylan will make their debut at The Curtin on May 22. The single 'Tonight' is available Via Bandcamp (https://jordanwalkermusic.bandcamp.com/) from the 1st of May.
Poly, a new project for Carl Lennie, have been working hard to capture spacey pop sounds and deliver them to you tangibly and physically. Generating harmonic to jagged synth sounds and the rumbling explosions of drums curtailed by the dynamics of jazz moving to the bass of new wave. Poly sing songs. They sing songs about people, about our relationships and fears. They try to express the awesome reality of a vastly empty universe and the sanity that is found by finding ones path and staying on it. Poly like to dance, they like to laugh and invite you to join them to celebrate the progress that has taken them from being three guys with a lot of passion, to three guys who have music on a USB.
A mixture of grunge and noise music. Slow moving and disjointed. Lots of questions, no answers. Growing up is hard...
Bloodhounds On My Trail play the Curtin Thursday 28 May with support from The Crimsonettes and Luna Ghost. Six months on from releasing their critically acclaimed debut offering ‘Escape EP’, Bloodhounds On My Trail return to the Curtin with their aerodrone shoegaze sounds being complimented by the psych fuzzgaze of Luna Ghost completes the line and ensures the swagger.
Coming out of New Zealand, home of such excellent things as Flight of the Conchords, Lord of the Rings, Kiwi Birds and The Haka, the bedroom recording project of Amelia Murray, Fazerdaze is bedroom pop at it’s bedroomiest. Since the release of her debut self-titled EP in late 2014, Fazerdaze has sparked the interest of cult New Zealand label Flying Nun, while US site Wild Honey Pie named her an artist to watch in 2015. Fazerdaze's self titled debut is intimate, tender and versatile. Combining drum machines, Bored Nothing-esque guitar work and double-tracked vocals, Murray’s music is quaint, it’s personal, and it’s easy to lose yourself in.
Fazerdaze will be joined by Melbourne's Cool Sounds and most recent addition to the slacker pop scene, Kinder.
House of Ladosha is a forward-thinking force to be reckoned with. An artistic collective that makes everything from t-shirts to club bangers to their own fierce vernacular, the New York-based, gender-bending glamazons have been gaining steady acclaim from the indie crowd and hip-hop heads alike for tracks like the recently released "Rollin," which inventively references Naomi Campbell and Paris Is Burning in one fell swoop, and the now almost-legendary YouTube clip "BMF (Black Model Famous)," which finds House lyricist Dosha Devastation giving Rick Ross' original track a run for its money. After recently having performed a killer opening set for Azealia Banks in NY, Dosha Devastation and Cunty Crawford head back to the land downunder, serving us their second course at The Curtin. Special guests CHELA (LIVE) + DJs SVETA, FLETCH, SOV TRAX
Loose Tooth describe themselves as 'haunting garage pop'. Steady paced rock and roll songs reminiscent of The Courtneys with strong vocal melodies. A little bit like bubblegum in the surf. Teamwork is Alex Moodie and Marc Deaz's pursuit of sonic compromise. Born out of two very different schools of music, Teamwork attempts to meet in the middle of whimsical slacker and polished sparse electronica. Lux Ovarye's Weird Time is the demented musical vision of Lux Ovarye, a unique sound that exudes a strange warmth.
Roscoe James Irwin is multi-instrumentalist whose ambitious compositions and arrangements that have been performed by countless big bands and orchestras. He is regularly called upon to work with some of Australia / NZ biggest artists including Megan Washington,
Brooke Fraser, Magnolia, The Cat Empire and The Bamboos. Most recently he has also added co-writer, arranger and producer credits to this list, for bands and artists like Lanu, Felix Riebl, The Cat Empire, and The Bamboos.
In his eponymous project Roscoe creates layered folk pop melodies, overflowing with lush orchestral colours and ambient sounds.
To launch his latest EP ‘The Wild’ Roscoe will be joined on stage by Lenny Grigoryan (Band of Brothers/ Magnolia) on guitar and Will Hull Brown (The Cat Empire) on drums.
‘The long-haired-multi-instrumental wonder delivers his songs unashamedly and note-perfect”. - The Ripe, Leah Phillips.
An afternoon of suburban torment. Full Ugly effortlessly amongst the starlets of the Australiana music world. Dimly-lit intuitive songs that hold a darker tone than most. With a similar tone, and from a similar place Bad Family demonstrate a similarly apathetic attitude. They detail the monotony of their own existence without batting an eyelid or ever raising their voice. See Saw is loud, probably too loud.
All the way from Brisbane especially for this show, barbarians ZODIAC play heavy doom metal in the vein of elder gods Sabbath, Trouble and Candlemass, spiritually conjuring the dark lord himself right here in Melbourne. They join new band TEUTON, who lit a fire under the arses of disciples of classic heavy metal the world over with their raw power, real hooks and heavy metal. The great unholy beast that is WHITEHORSE More than ten years, and still you take the punishment of their crushing wall of doom and ask for more.
IT'S ON THE WAAAAAAY!!!!
From a past with indie electronic groups such as To Rococo Rot and collaborations with Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, John Zorn) and Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster), the duo explore new territories on Shadows Documents, their debut album, released on kraut-rock/post-punk label Bureau B.
Neither club music, nor ambient music, nor African music, the drums and synthesisers are played interchangeably for their melodic and percussive capacities and create an ‘in-between’ space that is sophisticated, elegant and precise.
Extracting themselves from the dumpsters of Austin, Texas to bring their “paranoid art punk”, No Wave sound to Australian audiences – SPRAY PAINT will present their atonal throb “post-punk workouts” on these shores for the first time. Formed in 2012, with two albums on S-S Records in 2013 and Clean Blood, Regular Acid released Oct ’14, all of which appeared regularly on end-of-year lists - SPRAY PAINT’s fourth album, Punters On a Barge, is released June 1st on Homeless.
“Parquet Courts are the light; Pile lurk in the dappled shadows; and Spray Paint twitch and mewl in the darkness” - Sonic Masala
Touring the U.S with Parquet Courts and Protomartyr, with frequent tours of the States that have included two invitations to play Gonerfest (Memphis) plus the annual SXSW gathering in home town of Austin, TX has honed SPRAY PAINT into an explosive post-punk force to be reckoned with.
The Curtin is nestled away on the city end of Lygon St, Carlton - just a short walk from Melbourne's CBD and moments from Melbourne Central train station, and is easily accessible by public transport.
The venue has a 300 capacity band room has been designed to ensure an unrestricted view of the large stage from anywhere in the room. Complemented by a powerful D&B Q7 speaker system & D&B Crown 90001 amplifiers, in stalled to deliver the highest quality sound on stage and to the entire audience.
The Curtin is the perfect size to cater for album launches, interstate touring bands, and larger internationals seeking an intimate show.