SMOKEY VOCALS THROUGH SEDATED ROCK’N’ROLL
Drawing influences from artists such as Bill Callahan, Yo La Tengo and Karen Carpenter, their sound is tremolo soaked, evoking an empty hotel bar in a Lynch film. They have been described as ‘brooding velvet country’ and ‘heartbreak hotel on codeine’.
Songwriter Yvonne Moxham wrote in various share-house bedrooms before teaming up with drummer Cec Condon (The Mess Hall) in 2014 and slowly started building a cult fan base. After only a handful of shows they travelled to New York to record with Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, The War On Drugs) at Rare Book Room.
Join Jacky & The Wünderz as they celebrate the premiere of ‘No Tricks’ at the Golden Age Cinema.
The short film by Jacky himself, which chronicles The Wünderz’ recent sold out tour of Japan, will screen at 9pm followed by a live performance from Jacky & The Wünderz on the Golden Age Stage.
This is a free event courtesy of, and by way of an arrangement made between, Jacky and The Golden Age. So please treat yourself this time only to a night of high quality entertainment on the house.
W/ VERY SPECIAL GUEST TESSE!
Melbourne artist Ryan Downey will be celebrating his signing to Barely Dressed Records and the release of his new single ‘Running’ with launch shows in Melbourne and Sydney. ‘Running’ is the first single and title track from Ryan’s debut LP, out April 13.
Whether it’s sorrow with satisfaction or earnestness with innuendo, parallels continuously meet and entwine throughout Ryan’s fine-wine combination of pop, rock and folk. Led by the sheer size and heartbreaking beauty of his voice, Ryan delivers an arresting solo performance, transforming the limitations of standing alone onstage into a spectacle. Dubbed “The Voice of Bigsound 2016” by The Music, he’s been quietly gathering an audience after performing at Falls Festival, By The Meadow, St Kilda Festival and MONA and opening for acts including Julia Jacklin, Luluc and Slow Dancer.
Promising RnB pop outfit Sayah will bring her live show to Golden Age Bar for the very first time.
Her 2017 debut single ‘Addicts’ shot straight to #1 on the Triple J Unearthed Pop Charts within days of being uploaded and thereafter received applause from Triple J with some airtime in early 2017. Picking up on the buzz, The Music exclusively debuted the stripped back version of the video for her second single ‘Bad Drug’.
“Reckon people would pull their cars over to hear that voice in full flight.” -Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J
“It’s like Amy Winehouse rose from the dead and threw a party with Ngaiire and some other bad ass bitches and they all drank red wine and ate dark chocolate and collaborated on this track. You sound amazing and damn those backing vocals!!” – KLP, Triple J
SELF POSSESSED & MATURE
Two of the country’s most promising young singer/songwriters are teaming up for one special co-headline gig. 23 year old QLD Music Award nominee Greta Stanley released her strikingly beautiful debut LP last year to rapturous acclaim. Her single ‘When January Comes’ was given full rotation on Triple J and she has been invited to support the likes of Boy & Bear, Sarah Blasko and The Rubens.
Dominic Breen has only just released his debut double A-side single ‘Sydney Kids/The Words’, but already his music is turning heads. None other than Ben Folds has just chosen ‘Sydney Kids’ as one of his favourite tracks on Triple J Unearthed. The song has also been enjoying spins on Triple J, FBi and 2SER, as well as being included on Apple Music’s ‘Best of the Week’ playlist.
Entirely self-produced, they were able to place an emphasis on creative songwriting and recording processes, carefully bending each pop song to suit their taste. Real Love are proud to present it at the GOLDEN AGE CINEMA.
Distant Early Warning is the debut solo album by Australian drummer, percussionist and composer Laurence Pike.
For the best part of two decades Pike has operated at the cutting edge of the electronic and jazz music worlds, releasing albums to critical acclaim and touring the world with his bands PVT (formerly Pivot), Triosk and Szun Waves, and featuring on numerous albums, tours and soundtracks as a collaborator. On Distant Early Warning he carves himself a moment of reflection. The calm in the eye of the storm. An ominous portent as the rocks appear on the horizon.
Originally conceived as a technological and spiritual jazz suite for drums, Distant Early Warning is a series of solo performances for kit and sampler recorded live in a single day. “For a long time I’ve been feeling there’s a central part of my musical voice that didn’t have an outlet,” Pike says. “So this album is definitely a product of inner necessity.”
The album studiously avoids any rationalisation afforded by post-production hindsight. Pike uses technology in what he describes as an “intuitive way”, building sound worlds to improvise within. “I create a patch of sounds that provide some sort of alternative dimension to the kit. Many of them are samples of the kit themselves. I just play with different ways to frame them and interact. I feel like my job is to get into a space where the music makes itself.”
SLOW BURNING, POST-APOCALYPTIC HIP SHAKERS
H O T E L was a bedroom project of Alyce Brandner, Loni Cooper (Only The Lonely, Terza Madre, Women’s Aux Choir) and Sonia Zadro (Terza Madre, Women’s Aux Choir) until being gently coaxed out by a 3 song set at Island Salon’s publication launch. They headed back into the shadows where they wrote some more songs and enlisted a wizard (Luke O’Farrell of The Laurels) to record them.
Their single ‘Plateau’ is a lyrically cynical ode to bleak surf and haunted harmonies. They also peddle in devastation pop, seasick refrains, and slow burning post-apocalyptic hip shakers.
W/ Special Guests THIS IS AUTHORITY
Sydney trio Rising Damp draw from a web of cold wave, EBM, and drone, coating tight sonic patterns in atmospheric mildew.
Fresh track ‘Watchtower’, tells a paranoid neighbour’s tale of suspicion and mistrust. What do they do down there, behind closed doors and beneath the stairs?
Your Girl Pho, the sassy & fun stage persona of Phoebe Gunson that Perth has become to know brings sweet jazz pop vibes that numerous producers are lining up to collaborate with. Her recent collabs with Palais, Ukiyo & Tayrell aswell as featuring on Majestic Casual Youtube channel are just few examples or her amazing ability to write infectious catchy hits. Pho is known for her big vocal range, high energy and her looping during shows, she’s only to take you on a journey of relationship angst and falling in love. With a now tight 3-piece band (Drums and Sax) she commands the room.
“Vocalist Phoebe Gunson has a commanding charisma and a nimble voice, rocking and swaying as if carrying the music on her shoulders, only to bump it all off with a heavy footed R’n’B swagger. The consistent energy as they burn through songs, Gunson reaching into the swelling audience, bringing them up to the barrier. Seasoned performers despite their tender years.” – Avenoir
60′ SURF ROCK THROUGH EXPERIMENTATION
Since the mid-year release of their first EP ‘The Delicates’ — the band have been playing shows across the East Coast (including Brisbane’s ‘Gizzfest 2017’ lineup), whilst recording their debut album which is set to be released later this year. Ahead of the album, the band will set out on tour to celebrate the release of their 7” — kicking things off in Brisbane.
“These good friends and lovers gathered their fondness of 60s surf rock and modern cosmic experimentation, and naturally, formed a band. The Delicates, sounds much like an echo chamber of laid-back psychedelic pop that melts into powerful, yet dreamy vocals. Jangly guitars, seductive trumpet solos, melodic baselines, and space-age keys step gleefully into spontaneous tempos to conjure a wholesome sound and charm.”
W/ VERY SPECIAL GUEST ADRIAN WHITHEAD
Melbourne singer/songwriters Jethro Pickett & Adrian Whitehead are thrilled to announce that they’re teaming up for a series of tour dates that will see them traverse states and even continents. They’ve both just finished albums with multi Aria award winning producer Shane O’Mara at Yikesville in Melbourne’s inner west. Both albums are unique and are packed with a full colour experience. The live show will not disappoint either.
Jethro Pickett and trio will perform his 2nd album France, It’s a dark, spacial odyssey, bathed in the warmth of vintage synths, guitars, and honest storytelling. He’ll effortlessly combine melodic folk, indie rock, and moments of psychedelic pop. He has recently played Electric Picnic festival in Ireland performed in many European countries.