The Harbour Agency
8:00pm, Fri 2 December, 2016
The Bridge Hotel, NSW
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The Machinations were everywhere in the 1980's. Independent, gothic, guitar and synth driven punk, hard-edged, muscular, pop.... they were all these things. They started the decade as a punk band with a drum machine and a synth and ended it with a brass section and backing chicks. They were a part of of the nations psyche, with songs such as Average Inadequacy, Pressure Sway, You Got me Going Again, No Say In It, Do 2 You, Hearts on Fire, Intimacy, Cars and Planes, et al, they enjoyed a 10 year love affair with radio and with Aussie audiences, touring relentlessly....and then they just stopped.
Well they've started the engines again and they are BACK for an early Christmas in 2016!
Retooled, rejigged, reformed and remastered MACHINATIONS are returning to the BRIDGE HOTEL ROZELLE for 2 nights on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2016.
The scene of their triumphant comeback in 2012, these will be their only Sydney shows in 2016.
The Machinations have been hard at work revamping some songs and updating others so expect some surprises.
As Nero (bass) from the band says 'This will not be the complete 80's flashback time warp that so many retro acts are presenting these days, All the songs are just fine as they are, but for us it's just a little dull playing them the same way as we did and with the same sounds. Unless you've been in a coma, nobody has stood still since the 80's and we haven't either. We have always been a fan of what technology and modern production can offer, so we've breathed in a little new life into the songs, given them all a good buff and polish. This makes us happy and we can only hope it makes our audience happy too'
The Machinations are genuinely excited about these shows. Since the sold-out Bridge shows in 2012 they have only performed a full show twice, most recently at the Enmore as part of VIVID 2016 with Models. In between the band has been doing occasional short sets on big stages with an 'omnibus' of 80's bands.
'It's easy doing 3 or 4 song sets and we've done a few as part of packaged 80's presentations where there's another 10 or 12 bands on the bill,' said Nero. 'these are all excellent productions, all the bands are valid with much to offer and we play to big crowds, but ultimately it's frustrating having to get offstage just as you're getting going. The last show we did, there were 17 bands and we were all down to 2 songs each, so you know, whatever...time to put on a full show again I reckon, get the adrenaline going. Playing a full show in an intimate venue to OUR crowd is our idea of the best gig we can do, plus the Bridge has such a great vibe and the 2012 shows were so good and such fun...we can just about taste it already.'
So get your funk, your punk, your rock and Roll, and your 80's hats on for the return of this much loved Sydney band and watch this space for shows in 2017