Yours & Owls presents
Y&O Sundays w/ Big White / Babey / Paradise Club / Fierce Mild / Tuffence Meringue
We've teamed up with the famous Yours & Owls crew to bring you Illawarra's favourite Sunday session for another season.
Featuring the best local and visiting talent Australia has to offer along with drink and food specials, good times are guaranteed. Bands start from 4pm EVERY Sunday in the sunny NGH Beer Garden. 100% wallet friendly with FREE entry.
Welcoming very special guests:
- Big White
On the heels of a whirlwind stint in the US for SXSW and headline shows across the country, Sydney five-piece Big White release their impressive sophomore album Street Talk via Spunk Records - thirty-five minutes of energetic and muscular indie pop rock tunes evoking the best of 80s English post-punk, new wave and Australian rock with a distinctly modern voice.
Babey's debut single 'Honey' traces the impacts of unhealthy relationships. With lyrics exploring the manipulation and self-destruction that can infect what was once love, 'Honey' is set to brooding, hypnotic guitars that comfort and captivate with their slowly evolving shapes and colours. This coupled with vocalist Elyse's dark, aching harmonies and we've got one helluva track on our hands.
Alongside Rachael (bass), Aiden (guitar) and Janae (drums) and Elyse have already managed to play Secret Garden despite very little official output. But, for now, their focus is on writing new material for their debut EP, due out Winter 2019.
Past this, Babey don't have too many shows on the schedule but their second single is on its way very soon. We can tell you that this new track continues the eerie post-rock 'Honey' vibes and in the words of Janae remains "very important to us and quite reflective of us as a band."
Till then put Honey on repeat and get your sweet tooth seen to, BBs.
- Paradise ClubUsing their lyrics as an emotive conduit, Paradise Club brush against the washed out haze of dream pop's golden age throughout the 80's, whilst leaving sonic hints of their youth spent cutting their teeth in the mosh pits of Adelaide's hardcore scene. Born of DIY roots, every aspect of Paradise Club's output is created in-house. From song inception, through recording and mastering to the production of their music videos, every member has a pivotal part to play in the creation of their sonic and visual aesthetic. Nationally, they've toured nationally with some of Australia's best and brightest (Trophy Eyes, Endless Heights, etc.), whilst locally supporting the likes of Ocean Alley, Northeast Party House and West Thebarton locally. Even at this early point of their career, the band are no stranger to the big-stage, having performed at festivals such as Stonecutters, A Day of Clarity and more. PC have enjoyed big love from triple j too; having been handpicked to play Adelaide Laneway Festival in 2018 by the broadcaster, being spotlighted as a triple j Unearthed feature artist in January, experiencing the thrilling (and somewhat bizarre) feeling of having their live set broadcast nationally, chatting live-to-air with Linda Marigliano and copping multiple spins with Richard Kingsmill (2018) and Bridget Hustwaite (Good Nights) across their three singles. With the impressive announcement to Adelaide-based Management Agency Planet Shhh, along with their most extensive national tour to date, comes new single 'Above Me'. The track sees the band move in a decidedly more pop-influenced direction, while still staying true to the dream-emo groundwork laid on previous singles 'Saturday Night', 'Away' and 'Heart of Gold'. Sun drenched, jangly guitars decorate the track and catapult Paradise Club to new, euphoric heights. Going deep, they explore the emotional chasm and chaotic nature of romance; the hesitation, optimism, yearning, anxiety and melancholy of human relationships. It's the first fizzy, sweet taste of their next chapter, hurtling into the limelight of the wider, national music scene.
- Fierce Mild
It's like Mogwai or Explosions In The Sky but with actual vocals, and if that doesn't sound amazing to you, I don't know what will!"
-Kill Your Stereo
A catalyst to engaging and discovering your psyche, and contemplating deeper and darker reasoning, Fierce Mild has been described as a synthesis of David Lynch & The Drones - a group that draws from cinema, visual art and Australian history, as much as any musical influences, to craft their intricate brand of Post-Electro Cinematic Art Rock.
Comparisons aside, the music and artwork of Fierce Mild plays heavily on the idea of awakening the sleeping, and separating from the constructed world around us. Time is altered as multiple moments are displayed at once while the act merges music, sound art and 3 channels of live projection art to create a feeling of synaesthesia where structure completely suspends.
The cinematics of the spectacle are brought ever more to life by Jess Keeffe's electric cello work, whilst the stunning Surrealist-Horror projection works of live-performing video artist Stephanie Peters are matched to beautiful dreamscapes of sound between songs that bind the music together.
- Tuffence Meringue
This is the solo project of Sophie McComish, and it's a very soothing track. The vocals have this effect to return to your thoughts at the most mundane times of public transport.
I've found myself multiple times staring out the window of a bus with the sun in my eyes, going "ah ah ah-ah ah" (terribly). There is a hypnotic effect that the song takes, and it is within this state that you'll have to return again.
- Dinosaur Records // Happy Mag