Alien Lane Management & Grand Atlantic Present
Eight Miles High 2 - Sydney
7:00pm, Fri 15th June, 2012
Goodgod Small Club, NSW
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Alien Lane Management are delighted to present the inaugural Sydney instalment of the Eight Miles High mini-festival, a celebration of psychedelic, 60s, surf, shoegaze and garage pop. Once again weve carefully selected bands that we love, that are doing something great
Rummaging through the bones of 60s pop, late 70s post-punk, 80s and 90s noise rock, Melbourne four piece Witch Hats released their second album Pleasure Syndrome in 2011 and it was hailed by many as an Australian classic, collecting a swag of 4 and 4.5 out of 5 reviews. Their live shows are intense, cathartic, ferocious and engaging get set Sydney
Blending sixties blues and seventies psychedelic rock to produce a distinctive sound, Sister Janes debut album Mercy showcases the bands undoubted songwriting talents. The first single, Be Kind, swaggers like early Buffalo Springfield, country rocknroll with a British flavour. Think The Doors meets the Pixies
On their third album, Constellations, Brisbanes Grand Atlantic moved from the power-pop flavour of their first two records to a darker, more introspective sound that tips the hat to the shoegaze sound of the early 90s, while stripping back the arrangements to a leaner, tougher, more direct sound. Live, theyre like a muscled-up psych-garage juggernaut, completely convincing and utterly engaging.
OK, so theyre pretty new, but we fell for the self-described gentle, fun-loving gang of three buddies who like to hang out, write and play energetic, garage-pop tunes. Bloods play an endearingly frantic punked-up brand of pop that brings a smile to your face, and we just had to have them on our show.
Among Melbournes current crop of psych bands, Buried Feather have carved out a name for themselves. With their dark, hypnotic groove drawing comparisons to both the dronenroll of the Black Angels and the wah-heavy sludge of Dead Meadow, the band has a new single due any day now. Keep an eye out.
Of course. Sydneys kings of surf guitar Atom Bombs were always going to be a open the show the rolling drums and reverbed guitars make perfect sense and will be the ideal start to what should be a fun night.
Plus DJs spinning classic tracks in between bands.