Spunk and Tiny Town presents
Floodlights with CLAMM - CANCELLED
ONE SHOW ONLY // DOORS 7:30PM FOR EVERYONE
Made up of members Louis Parsons (vocals / guitar), Ashlee Kehoe (guitar / vocals / harmonica), Joe Draffen (bass) and Archie Shannon (drums), Floodlights present a distinctly Australian perspective, with a shambolic, catchy sound that melds 80s alternative rock with 90s New Zealand jangle-pop.
On From A View, Floodlights sort through everyday observations, memories and notions of identity with a refreshingly plain-spoken sincerity. Weaving vivid, character-centred storytelling with spirited calls to action, the album charts the political (“Matter Of Time”, a searing address on the misuse of political power), the personal (“Thanks For Understanding”, a meditation on the peculiar pain of growing apart from someone you love) and everything in between. It’s an album of reflection, both inward and outward looking, but also importantly of curiosity and learning.
“The ideas behind the lyrics were often prompted through conversations and interactions that took place in different settings, such as on the job site at work, in everyday life and while travelling around the country and overseas,” says lead singer and songwriter Louis Parsons. "Often these interactions helped generate perspectives that we’d speak about as a band, and I’d write lyrics about. Some of the key themes in 'From a View' revolve around identity, personal cross-roads, and the misuse of power.”
From A View follows the band's debut EP Backyard, which was re-released at the tail end of 2019 through a freshly inked deal with Spunk Records. The album is the band’s first exploration into proper studio recording with a well-regarded sound engineer. It was recorded in November 2019 over two days onto a 24 track tape machine at Head Gap studios in Preston. Legendary Nao Anzai (Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Cash Savage) engineered the album and then mixed it over the summer, with Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddie Current Suppression Ring) on board to master.
This is an 18+ event.
Do not attend if you are feeling unwell.
Shows will be seated and limited per sitting, patrons will be seated to allow for social distancing.
Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff.
The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and facilities
Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport.