Yours & Owls presents
Y&O Sundays w/ Bugs // Sweater Curse // TOWNS // Debbies
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:
Hailing from Brisbane, Bugs are a lighthearted group of mates who find joy in crafting infectiously happy pop music, and packaging it up with a dose of honest and relatable songwriting.
2018 has served as their most jam-packed year to date, with the band scoring an opening slot at Falls Festival after a triple j unearthed win, as well as supporting USA legends Cloud Nothings, and Aussie heavyweights British India, The Hard Aches, Alex Lahey & WAAX. Off the back of their grippingly honest millennial fan-favourite 'Neighbourhood', the band also delivered their engaging and animated live show to crowds at Mountain Goat Valley Crawl and Melbourne Music Week.
March saw the release of instant hit 'Glue' via the renowned Domestic LaLa 7" Club. The track received back to back plays on triple j, premiering on Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite and a spotlight on Home & Hosed with Declan Byrne the next night. The triple j Unearthed-premiered clip for 'Glue' has been raking in the love, with almost 112,000 views to date.
In April, Bugs released their EP 'Social Slump', and embarked on a huge national tour throughout May and June that took them to almost every corner of the country, selling out dates in Brisbane, Melbourne Sydney, Adelaide and Wollongong.
Packed-out sets at BIGSOUND followed suit, including an appearance at the Levi's Music Prize showcase, before hitting the stage at Beer InCider festival alongside the likes of fellow Brisbanites The Jungle Giants, Morning Harvey, and Sweater Curse.
With an ever-growing slew of supporters in tow, Bugs are quickly establishing themselves as one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands the country has to offer.
- Sweater Curse
Unabashedly dorks sweater curse came together quickly when members Chris, Rei and Monica started captivating Brisbane's local scene with their charm and evocative, jangly melodies. Writing songs that have been described as 'slightly depressing but still groovy' and 'introspective, slightly sparkly indie-rock' the band carved out a niche for themselves with a throwback feel.
It didn't take long for sweater curse to catch on. With only two tracks to their name in 2017, the trio landed slots on sold out lineups with the likes of Camp Cope, Julia Jacklin, These New South Whales, Rolling Blackouts C.F., Jess Locke and Jen Cloher, as well as recent tours with Phantastic Ferniture, Polish Club and Horror My Friend.
Throughout the year the band maintained this momentum, also clocking up festival spots Blurst Of Times, Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, Against The Grain and Secret Garden. After releasing their second single 'Don't Call Me' at the end of 2017, the band signed to New World Artists and headed out on a national headline tour, with the track stacking up airtime on triple j, Unearthed, FBi and 4ZZZ.
This year sweater curse have headed back into the studio, releasing their debut EP produced by Fletcher Matthews (Dear Seattle / Clews), as well as single 'Can't See You Anymore' which earned them rotation on triple j as well as the coveted Unearthed Feature Artist slot. Now the band have released 'Mon's Song', a track born of troubled relationships, vivid dreaming and psycho-analysis.
Adelaide's TOWNS are up to something, and they're giving us a taste of what's to come with their new single 'Safe To Stay'. After releasing their debut single "I Don't Mind" from their sophomore EP 'Television' (2018), the pair have been busy thrusting themselves straight into the hearts of local fans, adding their flavour to the Adelaide scene with their impressive live show and all-round good-time vibes.
TOWNS have already landed themselves on line-ups with the likes of Turnover (US), Turnstile (US), Dear Seattle, Press Club, Slowly Slowly, Good Doogs, Die Die Die (NZ), and Verge Collection.
Watch out for the dynamic powerhouse that is TOWNS at a town near you soon!
Debbies are a two-piece rock band that hail from Jarvis Bay, NSW.