Yours & Owls presents
Y&O Sundays w/ Dave // Split Feed // Boydos // Smile Lines
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:
high voltage yoch n roll from newcastle
- Split Feed
Split Feed are a four-piece punk rock band hailing from Newcastle, one of Australia's most prominent music scenes. Managing to cement themselves as one of the tightest punk bands on the East Coast thanks to their EP 'Late Bloomer' (2017) as well as 2018 singles 'Something More' and 'Homesick', the band have returned bolder than ever with new single 'Trinkets'.
Inspired by the game Spy Fox, 'Trinkets' is a sentimental song that delves into the emotional attachment of people to even objectively worthless items. The song is a metaphorical tug of war about wanting to let go of 'trinkets' after a break-up due to what they represent, but also conversely not wanting to let these memories go. A pertinent reminder of the band's ability to combine hard-hitting, infectious melodies with poignant lyricism, 'Trinkets' explores the curious power inanimate objects can hold as physical reminders of past relationships.
The first cut of Split Feed's forthcoming second EP, recorded and produced by Fletcher Matthews (Dear Seattle, Sweater Curse, Clews), 'Trinkets' arrives off the back of a massive 2018 for the four-piece. After winning triple j Unearthed's competition to open Groovin' the Moo 2018 in Maitland, the band shared single 'Homesick' which premiered via triple j's Home & Hosed and was added to Spotify's 'Local Noise' and 'New Rock' playlists, accumulating over 75K streams on the platform alone.
Having cut their teeth on the live circuit supporting the likes of heavyweights The Rubens, Skegss, As It Is (UK), The Living End, Luca Brasi, British India and more, the band rounded out 2018 with a completely sold out 'Homesick' East Coast tour, solidifying their reputation for their explosive live show.
Growing up in the Blue Mountains, Eddie Boyd spent his youth busking, before studying classical guitar and touring the world as guitarist for Julia Jacklin. Between tours Boyd considers himself as a"glorified kitchenhand, but I get to wear the chef shirt". It's the sort of gallows humour that could come straight out of his lyrics.
He's the fly on the wall of the gig economy of Sydney's Inner West, delivering the observations of Kurt Vile and Lou Reed with a dose of adrenalin. It's beautifully gritty and contagiously agitated.
The themes of procrastination and self-doubt, Boyd reckons, are "pretty common for people in their mid-twenties. Everyone's trying to get their shit together." First single Plans is based mainly on his friends (and, okay, a bit on himself). Friends who hope their girlfriend or parents will help cover the rent this month. Friends who use other friends as a yardstick for their own behaviour, calculating that they've got a few fuck-ups left before reaching the grand total of someone else's.
"I got concepts, I got ideas, I got notebooks full of writing / I got hardbacks, I got softbacks / I got friends and they've got contacts / I got hours, I got next year / I got mail I haven't read yet / I got projects, I got projects..."
- Smile Lines
Wollongong emo band