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Aurora in July

UNSW-Chinese Musician Society (UNSW-CMS) & OVERDRIVE Inide-musician Society Sydney Presents

Aurora in July

7:00pm, Thu 4 July, 2024
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"Aurora in July" is proudly organized by the University of New South Wales Chinese Musician Society and supported by OVERDRIVE Indie Musician Society Sydney. Five unique rock bands will take you on a sonic journey, drifting your mind into an unforgettable experience.

No Return:

The band features bassist Augus, guitarist Ethan, keyboardist Neo, drummer Charly, and vocalist Neo. Their music blends pop rock, psychedelic rock, punk, J-rock, and metal, creating a unique sound. The name "No Return" was inspired by a warning sign Ethan saw on a journey, symbolizing the band's passionate and fearless style.

Summer Republic:

Welcome to the world of Summer Republic, a dynamic and versatile band formed in 2023. The lineup features Aron as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Eason on electric guitar, Xuan Rui as the lead guitarist, Felix on bass, and Nick on drums. Their music style is a vibrant mix of genres, including post-rock, reggae, and pop rock, showcasing their ability to innovate and entertain across different musical landscapes. Their trumpet player injects a distinctive flair into their classic rock band setup, adding an unforgettable and unique edge.

Synthetic Blue:

Synthetic Blue is a 6-piece Chinese-Australian band hailing from Sydney, Australia. Formed in 2023 by a group of passionate university friends, their sound is influenced by artists like Plini, Covet, and American Football. They aim to craft a unique sonic identity by blending diverse genres with their Chinese heritage. With each member’s distinct musical background—from progressive metal and math rock to RnB, jazz, and classical—you will experience the fusion sound of these genres. Synthetic Blue is ready to carve out their space in the music scene with a mix of original tracks and covers.

Custom Grocery:

Their stage presence is casual, confident, and explosive! Each member connects effortlessly with the audience, making you feel like they are your neighbors, kids who grew up in the same alley. Their music encapsulates a lot of urban culture and class struggles. They shout out, and you will explode with their energy!

HOLOgram Eye:

Transformed from ‘Voice in Panda’ at the dawn of 2021, HOLOgram Eye is breaking out of isolation to invigorate the music scene with incredible energy and irresistible melodies! The band’s mixed culture fuels their songwriting; their varying backgrounds and life experiences shape their music with the common goal of empowering the audience. They often say in their live gigs: "Our audience doesn't just come to watch! You are part of our band; you’re going to dance, sing, and do crazy stuff with us in our show all the time! So in our show, basically everyone will become band members of HOLOgram Eye! We create art together!” Blended with cool grooves, strong melodies, storytelling lyrics, casual attitude, and funny personalities, their sound is a mix of Japanese rock, zen, funk, alternative rock, punk, and surf rock, influenced by Nico Touches the Walls, L’arc-en-ciel, One Ok Rock, Linkin Park, and New Pants.


This is an 18+ event. 

Do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport. Must be a physical or digital copy. Photos or scans will not be accepted.

We acknowledge that this event is held on the stolen lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.