WARMTH, NOSTALGIA & MELODY
This June Panama return with the Hope For Something EP, a five-track project brought to life by singer-songwriter Jarrah McCleary’s confessional storytelling. His richest and most moving work yet, the EP’s subject matter spans personal turmoil, making peace with your past and the loss of a loved one, but ultimately emerges optimistic.
Leading the EP is the triumphant title track ‘Hope For Something’, out April 21, a song McCleary wrote about his personal demons. “It’s about a battle with yourself,” he says. “This song was a bit like therapy for me as it helped me resolve some things I had been holding on to for a very long time. Writing it was like self-talk.” With a melody that soars, stadium-sized vocals and Panama’s trademark crescendos, the result is McCleary at his most energising.
LAYERS OF POP & PSYCHEDELIC UNDERTONES
Leah Senior’s second album Pretty Faces pays homage to her dark folk roots while hinting at layers of pop and psychedelic undertones. The blinds are drawn and the songs are covered in a fine layer of dust; yet there is sunlight peaking through the gaps, a silver lining to a dusky tone and a sense of humour behind the tragedy.
Leah Senior’s luminous folk forms are complemented with old-world piano (Jesse Williams) and dulcet sibling harmonies (Andi Senior). Leah Senior will also be joined by a full band.
“Her songs equally terrifying, joyous, sad and exciting. We get chills watch her perform” – King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard.
CAPTIVATING & TRULY UNIQUE
Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Emma Russack is known for her sparse and minimal arrangements, poetic lyricism, as well as her sharp and sardonic wit.
There is something especially transporting about Emma Russack’s music. The lyrics are filled with recollections, reflections, and poetic detail. And the subtle folk-inflected arrangements – sometimes sparse and elsewhere rich in texture – all evoke a state of mind or state of being. Place, feeling, memory, the interior and exterior life are captured and conveyed; sometimes moments, sometimes days, years or even longer chapters are condensed and felt within the span of a song.
INTRICATE, AMBITIOUS & ABSORBING
Mike Noga is the former drummer for one of Australia’s most critically acclaimed band The Drones.
Fronting numerous outfits of his own and has releasing two much lauded solo albums in 2012’s ‘The Balladeer Hunter’ and 2010’s ‘Folk Songs’, Noga has carved a huge name for himself in the Australian music scene.
Just returned from a huge tour of the UK, Europe and Australia opening for Minesotta’s legendary art-rockers, ‘LOW’, and having shared the stage with numerous high profile acts both in Australia and abroad including Band of Horses and Mark Lanegan, this event is shaping up to be fine night indeed!
POST-PUNK VIA FLYING NUN
George Turner is a 21 year old musician based in Wellington, New Zealand. His sound is a mix of post-punk revival and New Zealand Alt rock, inspired by Flying Nun.
He recently released his second EP ‘Thank You For Your TIme’, a 7 track project targeting internet culture and his own nature in cyberspace.
While all instruments on the EP are written and performed by George, his live performances are accompanied by a 3 piece band, each with their own string of musical releases.
His debut album is set to be released in November 2017.’
PERVASIVE NARRATIVE THROUGH ELEGANT COMPOSITION
With gentle disposition and threadbare six-string, Didirri’s bittersweet melodies tumble between the bookends of his own biography. Spinning tales of joy and sorrow, his presence consumes listeners into the belly of contemplation, and washes the room with silence.
Drawing influences from the genius of Joni Mitchell, Glen Hansard, Jeff Buckley, Stephen Fry, and Tina Fey, he is reluctant to seek shelter beneath the arrangements of symmetrical songwriting. Waxing lyrically the mutable boundaries of the soul, his music obsesses over fluid momentum, compounding dissonance with subsequent resolution.
Didirri’s elegant composition spotlights his pervasive narrative, inciting emotive clarity harnessed by music’s most fabled storytellers. Formulating bottomless soundscapes, he skates between an optimism and poignancy that will draw you closer and betray your expectations.
POWERFUL VOCALS & BOLD PRODUCTION
The young Perth-based, self-taught pianist and vocalist, TEISCHA, announces her debut headline Sydney show on July 15th at Golden Age Cinema & Bar. These are the first shows since her most recent performance at Groovin The Moo Bunbury, as well as support sets alongside Vera Blue and Vallis Alps earlier this year.
These shows are in support of Teischa’s acclaimed new single, ‘Midnight Hour’ taken off her debut self-titled EP which includes tracks ‘Move’ and ‘Oh Brother’ which was independently released last month.
At once commanding and calm, ‘Midnight Hour’ grips you with Teischa’s powerful vocals across bold production. Combining her love of classical and soul music, and inspired by female voices like Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone, Teischa offers up a silky, contemporary spin on classical technique, with each song as understated and charming as she is.