Yours & Owls presents
Y&O Sundays w/ Ninajirachi // India Sweeney // Enter The Jaguar // FROYO
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:
Ninajirachi is a 19-year-old musician and producer from the Central Coast, Australia.
A finalist in Triple J's Unearthed High competition in both 2016 and 2017, Nina's production has been described as 'lush and ethereal' (The Indie Shuffle) and as "strikingly unique" (Wonderland Magazine). Her debut single, "Pure Luck (feat. Freya Staer)", topped the Spotify Australia Viral Charts, received support from Zane Lowe Beats1 and was the second most played track on Triple J in 2017 before she even had a chance to graduate from high school.
Off the back of a string of singles throughout 2017 and 2018, Ninajirachi has toured Australia performing at festivals including as Listen Out, Falls Festival, Groovin the Moo and Field Day as well as supporting Mallrat and Crooked Colours on their Australian tours.
After collaborating with Nina Las Vegas on her club track Thursdays in 2018, Ninajirachi signed to NLV Records for the release of her debut EP 'Lapland'. The release has been supported by the likes of Mixmag and Charli XCX and has seen Ninajirachi become Triple J's Mix Up resident of March 2019.
Ninajirachi is currently on a headline tour of Australia while working on a variety of collaborative projects with her sights set on the rest of the world.
- India Sweeney
first announced herself in 2017 with debut single 'Fly' which received Triple J Unearthed rotation, Apple Music's 'New Music Friday' playlisting and made it's way to Spotify Japan. India's genre bending sound is a result of her training in jazz piano, and a new found interest in electronic music. Her 2019 debut album is greatly anticipated.
"'To the Ground' finds Sweeney continuing to hone her idiosyncratic melding of pop and electronica that combines the beauty and sentimentality of traditional singer-songwriter pop with the moments of emotional catharsis found in dance music." - Purple Sneakers 2018
"Somehow simultaneously both minimal and dense in form, it's a track that defies convention. Every musical element, and there are many, is working overtime but doing it so effortlessly and in league with its surroundings that the hyperactivity is barely noticed." - Indie 30 on "Go Try It" 2018
- Enter The Jaguar
is the funk-pop party act from Wollongong. The group was formed by lead singer/songwriter Declan O'Driscoll, who left the punk scene to try something new. The idea was simple, have fun and party hard with friends. Within a few rehearsals, the loose project had quickly turned into a creative machine with up-beat originals being written on the go.
Expressive Vocals, organ, synth, guitar, saxophone and funky grooves, the group exudes energy and love to the extreme. Their explosive live show is highlighted through their tight beats and dance moves, having supported acts such as Katchafire, Hot Potato Band, Sex on Toast & Tijuana Cartel.
As Shakespeare once wrote: "it ain't easy being cheesy". Walking that fine line between cool and cringe is FROYO - the soundtrack to a John Hughes movie that never happened. Born in a random classroom somewhere, FROYO came into being when two misfits turned an assignment into a live show. Was this a mistake? Probably.
Anyway, they took their awkward charm and shared love of 80s nostalgia and blended it all into a potent-yet-palatable serving of bright and colorful synth pop. Because who knows 80s music better than some clueless 90s kids? The proof is in the pudding. So grab a spoon, pull up a chair, and please treat yourself to some FROYO. Or pudding.