The Blackeyed Susans
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This will be the 9th year The Susans have dusted off the tinsel and fired up the Christmas lights, for what has now become a Melbourne tradition. As usual they'll be a smorgasbord of Christmas related songs, including choice cuts from their latest album and the best of their extensive back catalogue.
The Killjoys Trio 9-9:45pm
The Blackeyed Susans 10:15-11:30
2017 has been a big year for The Blackeyed Susans, with the new album 'Close Your Eyes and See' getting rave reviews from fans and critics alike and their live shows selling out across the country. So, come help The Susans celebrate the birth of little baby Jesus in style this Christmas.
Special guests to be announced.
The Blackeyed Susans have built a reputation for their moody romanticism and op-shop stylings. Declared national treasures by Rolling Stone magazine, they have toured the world, played with the likes of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and released numerous albums of occasional beauty including a retrospective box set entitled 'Reveal Yourself' in 2009 charting the band's illustrious history. Boasting members of The Cruel Sea, Dirty Three, The Triffids, The Jackson Code, Augie March, The Drones and Hungry Ghosts, the group's credits read like a who's who of Australian alternative music.
The Blackeyed Susans new album, Close Your Eyes and See (released March 2017) is the band's 7th studio album and their first collection of new material in over ten years.
With Special Guests The Killjoys Trio
"A strong and eclectic batch of atmospheric noir." **** 4 stars
Steve Bell - The Music
"Late night music for lovers"
Jeff Jenkins - Stack Magazine
"Close Your Eyes and See is the assured work of a confident and inspired band still at the top of their game" 8/10
Graham Blackley - Beat Magazine
"A masterful comeback...these songs slow the pulse and nourish the soul" **** 4 stars
Doug Wallen - Rolling Stone Australia
"This slow burner of glorious post-punk pop earns the love over time" **** 4 1/2 stars
Chris Lambie - The Age
"Another beautiful mysterious gift..."
John A - 27 Magazine