Well Placed Things + Lost & Lonesome presents
CANCELLED EVENT - Little Wings (USA)
THIS EVENT HAS SINCE BEEN CANCELLED
Little Wings plays The Vanguard in Newtown! Mick Turner from legendary Australian instrumental group The Dirty Three will be supporting alongside Sydney band Sachet (feat. members of Day Ravies).
Kyle Field (AKA Little Wings) has been performing and recording idiosyncratic indie folk since the late 90s alongside the likes of Feist, Angel Olsen, M. Ward, Real Estate, Phil Elverum (The Microphones/Mount Eerie) and many more; a cult hero to a generation of fans, even if his music has never reached a mass audience.
“The main thing that I fell in love with about the music was how natural it sounded, the ease with which it seemed to have been written and recorded. The lyrics can be funny, pretty, heartfelt, conversational, and the melodies and chord progressions are always super nice and unexpected. The types of chords that Kyle uses have greatly influenced my own songwriting and the sound of Real Estate.” - Martin Courtney, Vice Magazine
As a musician and visual artist Kyle Field has outputted an astoundingly amorphous body of work, but it’s his relationship with the ocean – surfing, cavorting, drifting – at his home near Malibu, California that acts as gateway to his inspiration. The salt-encrusted joy and loneliness of the coastline seems ever present in so much of Kyle's work. It's this connection to the natural world that so many artists deeply aspire to.
A Little Wings live show is a truly special thing. Whether performing solo, armed with just a nylon string guitar or backed by ever-willing local music makers (as with this tour which will feature members of Blue Divers and Monnone Alone), Kyle's pathos-and-humour lyrical flow bounces ping-pong-like between David Berman and Lil Wayne.
To commemorate the occasion of this Australian tour (his first in six years), four recent Little Wings albums are being released on limited edition cassette by Well Placed Things (a new sub-label of Spunk Records), Lost And Lonesome and Brierfield Flood Press. These albums are: People, a full-band studio album from last year; Froggy's, a stripped back lo-fi effort; Ropes in Paradise, a studio record of country and western covers; and Zephyr Jr, an Australian exclusive album – solo acoustic versions of what will be a full band album later down the track. The cassettes feature new artwork, hand-drawn by Kyle especially for these editions.
This is an 18+ event.
DOORS OPEN AT 7PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
NOTE THERE IS SOME UNRESERVED SEATING AVAILABLE AT ALL EVENTS
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable.
Tickets must be presented at the door. Physical and digital copies accepted.
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise.
All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies.
Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport
(Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID).
The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person.
Intoxicated persons will not be admitted.
No thongs or steel cap boots.
Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.
Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.