Yours & Owls presents
Y&O Sundays x Dinosaur City w/ Sunscreen // Poison Abbey // Cody Munro Moore // Special Guests
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.
This week we're teaming up with our good mates Dinosaur City Records
Welcoming very special guests:
Sydney four-piece Sunscreen construct dreamy, evocative indie-rock, creating a sound that is both tough and vulnerable. On new single "High Over Love", Sunscreen reckon with a questionable romance through soaring guitar riffs and frontwoman Sarah Sykes' commanding, dynamic voice. "Society's idealisation of being in love can often convince us we are in love when actually we are not - and when the reality is closer to unhealthy dependance, or simply a fear of being alone" says Sarah of the song. "The song shines light on this common experience." The single is the first taste of their forthcoming EP, to be released late August via Spunk! Records.
Written over the course of years, the EP explores romantic idealisation, heartache and self-possession with frank, powerful vulnerability. "All five songs were written at different times when I was undergoing rapid change in my life and loosing sight of who I was" says Sarah.
Produced by Simon 'Berkfinger' Berkelman (Philadelphia Grant Jury, Art Vs Science), and including new bass player Oliver Ellis, the EP finds the band's lush, indie-rock sound - which has been likened to The Go-Betweens and Cocteau Twins - informed by a new-found confidence and lucidity. Building upon the immersive, hook-filled songs of their debut EP Just a Drop, they sound more bold and bracing honesty than ever before.
Sunscreen emerged from a casual jam in a sharehouse garage between singer and guitarist Sarah Sykes, guitarist Alexander McDonald and drummer Hugo Levingston. Since then the band have garnered significant buzz, having performed support slots for DMAs, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Jen Cloher and Ali Barter, as well as receiving radio and video spins on Triple J, ABC's Rage and American college radio.
The band will embark on an East Coast tour in support of "High Over Love" this July.
- Poison Abbey
Poison Abbey is 23-year old classical pianist-turned producer, Jess Rogleff and collaborator Thomas Studans. With shimmering synths, blues and rock inspired guitar and Jess' wispy vocals, the act filter the confessional intimacy of lo-fi bedroom pop through influences like R&B and hypnagogic pop.
- Cody Munro Moore
Since taking a bit of a breather from his solo stuff, Moore's had plenty on his musical plate as part of Big White and New Lovers. Having spent a bunch of time travelling the world, new ideas for his debut record started sprouting in the most unlikely of places: from church basements in Denver to burnt out high schools in Amsterdam. Upon returning home, Moore teamed up with a bunch of mates and recorded the tracks he'd written on the road.
'No Matter How Hard' is his the first taste from his forthcoming album. A certified motivational track, topped off with Moore's signature 80's buzz, this one's guaranteed to pick you up and get you moving.
Of the forthcoming record 'CMM', Moore says "the body of work steeps heavily in narrative between cultural idols and the unaware self." Stay tuned, it's due out in September through Dinosaur City Records
Special Guest to be announced...