Monday Daily Gig Guide 29/11
Oscar and Jarred broke down a big week of live music to look forward to in Sydney from :
A few groups that always get a health spiny on the station, Shining Bird, Johnny Hunter and Bored Shorts are playing at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville this Wednesday.
Bored shorts will be kicking the night off with a delicious serving of bright and lushy indie rock n roll, then you’ll get a fresh dose of post punk from Sydney group Johnny Hunter, their latest single Life is a gem. To finish off the night strap yourself in for South Coast rockers Shining Bird. A personal favourite of the Monday Daily Gig Guide is their track Deadlands, a 12 minute musical journey featuring face melting guitar solos and piercing saxophone melodies! Be sure to keep an ear out for that one.
The following day The Nagging Doubts will be playing a free shows at the Vic on the park, they draw heavy influence from 80’s post punks bands and also sprinkle a little bit of psychedelia into their sound. Supahoney will be performing on the night as well, think Gang of Youths meets The Strokes. A distinctly Sydney take on a post punk revival.
After having five shows cancelled by the covid monster The Melodrones return with a new sound to launch a new single ‘Master Key’. It’s really a cool number that just oozes swagger, with it’s chugging Jesus and Mary Chain-esque rhythms, crunchy guitars and a sprinkle of moody beaches dreamy doo whoop style sha la la la backing vocals…. what more can you want in a rock n roll tune ?
Master Key was written when Rik Saunders was living in an apartment he shared with members of Sticky Fingers and DMA’s at 37 Buckland in Newtown. Immersed in this highly inspiring environment- the song took all of 5 minutes to write. It was the seed of The Melodrones. Inspired by Smokey’s ‘You Really Got a Hold On Me’. The concept was simple. “What would happen if you combined the sonics of the Jesus and Mary Chain with the song writing of Motown?”.
This will now be their only show for the year so be sure to head on down to the Factory this Friday.
Check out tracks from the outfits playing in our weekly playlist here