NOT OK Castlemaine
Thank you to everyone for your love, support and kind words in this not so kind week. It’s sad we wont be together in Charlton next weekend, BUT we have lined up shows for you with some of the amazing artists who were going to play for you in the Charlton Motel Function Room.
These events will be fundraisers for the incredible community groups in Charlton who banded together to make sure the flooding was kept at bay. They worked so hard, and we’re proud of them.
Please try and get along to support the artists, and to support the good work done by all the community groups around Regional Aus. We’ll be selling merch too, with all profits going to the cause.
Brisbane’s Nice Biscuit creates their distinct vision of psychedelic and garage rock by blending together harmonised vocal melodies and driving instrumental grooves. Vocalist Billie and Grace, bring their ethereal and powerful vocal harmonies, synchronised dancing and matching costumes to create a visually stunning live performance. Along with fuzzy instrumentals, melodic lead guitar sections and tight rhythms, Nice Biscuit create a sonic exploration of psych-rock that can’t be missed.
Clad in tailored suits and leather boots, with a penchant for scuzzed-out tones, clattering rhythms and tender, introspective lyricism, Bad Bangs mean business. The Melbourne garage outfit released their debut album ‘Character Building’ late last year through new label Blossom Rot Records and made an impression around the country. ‘Character Building’ was named album of the week at 4ZZZ (Brisbane), SYN FM (Melbourne) and Edge Radio (Tasmania) while also receiving a nomination for The Australian Music Prize. The band has spent the better half of the summer on a regional Victorian Album Tour, selling out a home ground Melbourne show at the John Curtin Hotel, notably supporting The Murlocs at Castlemaine’s iconic Theatre Royal and taking to the iconic stage at Boogie Festival.
Marrying psychedelia with folk and a touch of country, Baby Cool is the latest side project by Nice Biscuit co-front woman Grace Cuell.
“The songs are deeply sentimental. I have a lot I need to sing about to help me make sense of this earthly pod I have been gifted. If in singing these words out loud, I can help others find solace in knowing that we’re all out here flailing about in the cosmos, then it feels good to me.” – Cuell
Earlier this year, Baby Cool hit the road with the Babe Rainbow, performing on the renowned stages of the Princess Theatre (Brisbane) and the Metro Theatre (Sydney). With Cool’s live band composed of members from Nice Biscuit, The Flamingo Jones and Cigarny Weaver, it is no surprise these shows were met with rave reviews.
Baby Cool is set to release music later this year via Virgin Music Australia, Greenway Records (US) and Bad Vibes (UK).