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The Adelaide music scene: to many of you it might be little more than a touring speed bump between Melbourne and Perth but to us it's a way of life. Feast within, on all its dysfunctioning splendour, as we bring you the highly satirical, laughingly fictional and intellectually imbecile tales from our rock & roll wasteland...
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:: DETOUR FESTIVAL 2017
with YOUNG OFFENDERS,
INDIAGO, KHAN, TABULA
RASA and THE UNSET
:: THE STRAIGHT-JACKET
TAILORS, JOHNNY
AMERICAN HORSE
and THE MATEHS
:: FILTHY LUCRE,
DEVIL ELECTRIC,
KITCHEN WITCH
and RAT TA'MANGO
:: THE SUNDAY REEDS
(Single Launch)
with EMILY WYATT,
PONYTAIL KINK
and WILD ROCKET
:: RICH DAVIES &
THE LOW ROAD
:: HALL OF FAME ::
:: 20TH CENTURY GRADUATES** :: ANNIE SIEGMANN :: ARTAX MISSION :: THE AVES :: AVIATOR LANE :: BASTARD SONS OF RUINATION :: THE BATTERY KIDS :: BEARDED GYPSY BAND* :: BOOSTER :: CENTRAL DELI BAND :: CHEER ADVISORY COUNCIL :: CIRCLE CLAN :: COERCE :: COOPS & THE BIRD :: CONCHILLIA :: DANVERS & GHOST KNIFE :: DEAD POPES OF THE VATICAN :: DELUSIONS OF GRANDMA :: DIRT PLAYGROUND :: DOUBLE HANDED* :: THE DUNES :: EGYPT :: ENCARTA / COLONEL KERNEL** :: FIRE! SANTA ROSA FIRE!*** :: FRIENDS :: GLASS SKIES :: GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT* :: THE HONEY PIES** :: HORROR MY FRIEND* :: ISLE OF VISION :: JUNGLE CITY :: KAMIKAZE :: THE KEEPSAKES* :: THE KILLGIRLS*** :: KORAL & THE GOODBYE HORSES :: LADY STRANGELOVE** :: LEADER CHEETAH* :: LIKE LEAVES** :: LUMONICS* :: LYLA :: MAX SAVAGE & THE FALSE IDOLS*** :: MERE THEORY :: MORALS OF A MINOR* :: THE MOTIVE :: MR WEDNESDAY** :: NO THROUGH ROAD*** :: QUIET CHILD :: QUIET IN THE LAB! :: REALIST FEW :: RIDE INTO THE SUN** :: THE SEA THIEVES* :: THE SHINY BRIGHTS* :: SINCERELY, GRIZZLY*** :: SKELETONS :: SOFT WHITE MACHINE* :: SONS OF ZOKU :: SPARKSPITTER* :: SQUEAKER :: ST. MORRIS SINNERS :: STEERING BY STARS* :: SWIMMING :: TEA :: THE TIMBERS :: TONY FONT SHOW** :: TRACER :: THE TRANSATLANTICS** :: TWO SUNS :: TYGER TYGER* :: THE VILLENETTES* :: WEST THEBARTON BROTHEL PARTY :: WOLF & CUB** :: ZETA ::
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3
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3
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:: ARTIST INDEX ::
:: !!! :: 20TH CENTURY GRADUATES :: 20TH CENTURY GRADUATES (DUET) :: 200 MOTELS :: 4 KINGS LOUD :: 4 VOICE :: 67 SPECIAL :: 78 SAAB :: A.B. ORIGINAL :: A BASKET OF MAMMOTHS :: A.D.K.O.B. :: A RED DAWN :: AAARRR! ALL ABOARD FOR PIRATEY VARIETY :: AARON THOMAS :: AARON THOMAS TRIO :: ABBEY HOWLETT :: ABBEY HOWLETT & THE GOLDEN REALM :: ABLACKWELL :: ACID MOUNTAIN :: ACROSS THE ATLAS :: ADALITA :: ADAM PAGE :: ADELAIDE'S PIPE GUY :: ADNAAN BARAKY :: ADRIAN BELEW :: ADRIAN DEUTSCH :: AFFAIRS OF MEN :: AFI :: AFTER THE FALL :: AIRBOURNE :: ALANA JAGT :: ALANA JAGT & THE MONOTREMES :: ALARM BIRDS & THE SEA THIEVES :: ALIAS & THE JAMS :: ALITHIA :: ALL FLIGHT CREW ARE DEAD :: ALL MADE OF RUBIES :: ALL NIGHT GIRLS :: ALMA KALORAMA :: ALPEN :: ALPHA BETA FOX :: ALPHABETTE :: ALPINE :: ALUKA :: AMBUSH MARKETING :: THE AMCATS :: AMUNDSENS FLAG :: ANDREW HIGGS & THE SAND CASTLE HARUM :: ANDREW P. STREET :: ANDY BULL :: ANDY ROBERTS :: ANGEL & THE BADMAN :: ANGEL EYES :: ANGEL OLSEN :: ANGELIK :: ANGELS OF GUNG-HO :: ANGIE HART :: ANIMAL SHADOWS :: ANIMAL TRAPS :: ANNIE BASS :: ANNIE SIEGMANN :: ANNY DUFF :: ANTHONY ANT :: ANTHONY WIGNALL :: ANTONY OF THE FUTURE :: ANYA ANASTASIA :: ANYA ANASTASIA & THE BIRD WIZDOM CABARET :: ANYA MCNICOL-WINDRAM :: THE APE :: APHELION :: APPARITION :: APPOMATTOX RUN :: ARAKEYE :: THE ARCADE FIRE :: ARCHERS :: ARCHIE :: ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI :: ARGUS & THE LIAR :: ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI :: ARLO COOK :: ARMOUR FOU :: ARRAY :: ART OF ESCAPE :: THE ART OF FLYING KITES :: ARTAX MISSION :: AS THE PENNY DROPS :: THE ASTEROID BELT :: THE ATLANTIC STREET BAND :: ATLASIS & AMICA :: ATTILA MY HONEY :: ATTONBITUS :: AUBERON DANCE ACADEMY :: AUDIUM :: THE AUDREYS :: AUGUSTE :: AURA FORM :: AURORA :: THE AUTHENTIC REPLICAS :: AUXILLA :: AVANT GARDENERS :: THE AVES :: AVIATOR LANE :: AWKWARD LOVE TRIANGLE :: BABES ARE WOLVES :: BABYLON BURNING :: BACHELOR OF ARTS :: BACHELORETTE :: BACK$EAT ROMEOS :: BAD//DREEMS :: BAD LUCK CABARET :: THE BAKER SUITE :: THE BAKER'S DIGEST :: BAKEWELL STREET :: BALL PARK MUSIC :: BANG! BANG! AIDS! :: BANJO JACKSON :: BANJO WEATHERALD :: BANOFFEE :: BARCODE :: THE BARON :: THE BARONS OF TANG :: BASEBALL :: THE BASKERVILLES :: BASTARD SONS OF RUINATION :: BAT FOR LASHES :: BATPISS :: BATRIDER :: THE BATTERY KIDS :: BATTLEHOUNDS :: BATTLE POPE :: BATTLES :: BEACH HOUSE :: BEANIE MY FRIEND :: BEARDED GYPSY BAND :: THE BEARDS :: THE BEASTIE BOYS :: BEC STEVENS :: BED WETTER :: BEDHEAD :: THE BEDROOM PHILOSOPHER & HIS AWKWARDSTRA :: THE BEERBELLY BUSKERS :: BEFORE THE AFTERMATH :: BELITTLE LEAGUE :: THE BELLE CURVE :: THE BELLRAYS :: BELOVED ELK :: BEN GEL & THE BONEYARD SAINTS :: BEN ELY'S RADIO 5 :: BEN REVI :: BEN REVI ALL-STAR REVIVAL BAND :: BERMUDA BAY :: BETTY AIRS :: BIG BAD BARRY & THE DEAD SETS :: BIG DADDY'S DISCOTHEQUE :: BIG RICHARD INSECT :: BIG SCARY :: BIG SKY THEORY :: BIG YAWN :: BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR :: BILLY BOB'S BBQ JAM BAND :: BING GOES TO MONACO :: BINKY & THE BUNG MICS :: THE BIRD :: BIRD WIZDOM :: BIRTHGLOW :: BIT BY BATS :: BITCH PREFECT :: THE BITTER DARLINGS :: BITTER SWEET KICKS :: BJORK :: BLACK GOLD :: BLACK LIPS :: BLACKCHORDS :: THE BLACK AND WHITE :: BLACK CORAL :: THE BLACK DOVES :: THE BLACK HEART DEATH CULT :: BLACK KNIGHT :: BLAKE SABAN 3 :: BLAST RHOMBUS :: THE BLEEDING FLARES :: BLEEDING KNEES CLUB :: THESE BLESSED BONES :: THE BLIND HERD :: BLISTERED PALMS :: BLOOD PLASTIC :: BLOODHOUNDS ON MY TRAIL :: BLOW UP BETTY :: THE BLUEBERRIES :: BLUEJUICE :: BLUSH RESPONSE :: BOB DOWNE :: BOB LOG III :: BODY HORROR :: BOHOEFFER :: THE BON SCOTTS :: BOOSTER :: THE BORDERLAND :: BOS :: THE BOTTLEROCKETS :: BOX ELDER :: THE BOX ROCKETS :: THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE :: BRENDAWG & THE DROID :: BRIANNA MAHONEY :: BRIARS :: BRILLIG :: BRITISH INDIA :: THE BRITISH ROBOTS :: THE BRITISH ROBOTS (DUO) :: BRONZE CHARIOT :: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE :: BROKERS :: THE BROTHERS GOON :: BROTHERSISTER :: THE BROUHAHA :: BRUNATEX :: BUFFALO BOYFRIEND :: THE BUMBLEBEEZ :: BURAKA SOM SISTEMA :: BURIED FEATHER :: BURLESQUE BEAUTIES :: BURN THE ASHES :: THE BURNING SEA :: BURNING TOWER :: BURNSIDE MUMS :: BUSHIDO :: BUSTER FIDEZ :: BYE BYE MOUNTAIN :: THE BYZANTINES :: CABBAGE & KINGS :: CABIN CULTS :: CAL WILLIAMS JNR :: CALIFORNIA COUSIN :: CALLERDENIGHT :: CALLING ALL CARS :: CAM GOODALL :: CAMEROM MCTERNAN :: CAMP COPE :: CANDIDA :: CANIDAE :: CANIS VULPES :: CAPTAIN CLEANOFF :: CAPTAIN HELLFIRE & THE WRETCHED BRETHREN :: THE CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY :: CAPTIVES :: CAR SEAT HEADREST :: CARLA LIPPIS & THE MARTIAL HEARTS :: THE CASIO BROTHERS :: CASKET CASE :: CASS McCOMBS :: CASSETTE KIDS :: CAT DOG BIRD :: CAT PARTY :: CELESTITE :: CENTAURZ :: CENTRAL DELI BAND :: CERES :: CESARE :: CHAPMAN STREET :: CHARLIE MONSOON :: CHASING PHOENIX :: CHEER ADVISORY COUNCIL :: CHERRY GRIND :: THE CHEVRON WHORES :: CHÉRIE DE KLERK :: CHILD :: CHILDREN COLLIDE :: CHINESE NEW YEAR :: CHRIS FINNEN :: CHORAL GRIEF :: CHVRCHES :: CIARAM GRANGER :: CIRCLE CLAN :: CIRCUS ARCADE :: THE CITRADELS :: CITRUS JAM :: CITY CALM DOWN :: CITY RIOTS :: THE CLANGERS :: CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH :: THE CLIQUE :: CLOUD CONTROL :: CLOUD NOTHINGS :: THE CLOWNS OF DECADENCE :: CLUE TO KALO :: COBRA :: COCK :: COERCE :: COG :: COLLARBONES :: COLLIDE/ESCAPE :: COLLIDER :: COLONEL KERNEL :: COLORBLIND :: COLOURISE :: CONCHILLIA :: CONSOLE WARRIORS :: COOKIE BAKER :: COOKIE BAKER & HER SPECIAL SECRET SPELLS :: COOL JUMPER :: COOL JUMPER & TANTIVY FAIR :: COOPS & THE BIRD :: CORPUS :: CORTEZ :: COSMO BLACK :: COSMO THUNDERCAT :: COSMO THUNDERCAT (DUO) :: COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR :: COY CARP :: CRACKWHORE :: THE CRAYON FIELDS :: CREEPERS :: CRUSTY SUITCASE BAND :: THE CRYING GAME :: CUB SCOUTS :: CURSES :: CUT COPY :: CUT OFF YOUR HANDS :: THE DAIRY BROTHERS :: DAISY BUCHANAN :: DAIYE SPA :: DALLAS FRASCA :: DALLI :: DAMN ARMS :: DAMN TERRAN :: DAMNED MEN :: DAMO SUZUKI NETWORK :: DAN DEVLIN :: DANCE TIL YOU CAN'T SAY YEAH! :: DANGER & PLASTIC :: DANGEROUS! :: DANIEL VARRICCHIO :: DANIELE VILELLA :: DANVERS :: DANVERS & GHOST KNIFE :: DAPPLED CITIES :: THE DARDANELLES :: THE DARK LIGHTS :: DAS UBBERDUNG :: DAVE PHILLIPS :: DAY RAVIES :: DAYDREAM :: THE DAYLIGHT BRAVES :: DAYSWORTH FIGHTING :: THE DEAD BELLS :: DEAD END FRIENDS :: DEAD FRENCHMEN :: DEAD JOE :: DEAD POPES OF THE VATICAN :: DEADLY ARE THE NAKED :: DEAFAULT :: DEAR PLASTIC :: DEEP SEA ARCADE :: THE DEER JOHNS :: DEERHUNTER :: DEJA :: DEJA ENTENDU :: DELIA OBST :: THE DELTA RIGGS :: DELUSIONS OF GRANDMA :: DESCRIBE ELIZA :: DESERT CROOKS :: A DEVIL AMONGST THE TAILORS :: DEVIL ELECTRIC :: THE DEVILROCK FOUR :: DEXTER JONES :: DIAMOND SINS :: DIANA SCALZI :: DICK DIVER :: DIE! DIE! DIE! :: DIESEL WITCH :: DIIV :: DIPLOMAT :: DIPSTONE :: DIRT PLAYGROUND :: THE DIRTY MONKS :: DIRTY WOLVES :: THE DIVINE FLUXUS :: DIZZEE RASCAL :: DJ KELE OKEREKE :: DJ SHADOW :: DJ SPOZ :: DJANGO ROWE TRIO :: DMA'S :: DOE :: DOM TRIMBOLI & THE WIZARDS :: DON MORRISON :: DONNARUMMA :: DOUBLE DENIM :: DOUBLE DRAGON :: DOUBLE HANDED :: DOZERS :: DRAWN FROM BEES :: THE DREAMBOATS :: DRILLER JET ARMSTRONG :: THE DRONES :: DROPLET :: DRUID FLUIDS :: DRUNK MUMS :: DUD PILLS :: DUKES OF WINDSOR :: DUMB EARTH :: DUNE RATS :: THE DUNES :: DUNGEN :: DUSTY LEE :: DUSTY LEE & THE ANGELS OF GUNG HO :: DUSTY LEE'S WASTED WANDERERS :: DYSPORA :: DZ :: DZ DEATHRAYS :: EAST END VILLAINS :: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN :: ECHO & THE EMPRESS :: EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING :: EGYPT :: THE EL CAMINOS :: ELECTRIC EXILES :: ELECTRIC FIELDS :: ELECTRIC WIDOWS ::ELEPHANT :: THE ELEVENTH HOUR :: THE E.L.F. :: ELLEN KIBBLE :: EL-P :: ELVIS :: EMDEE :: EMERGENCY RULE :: EMILY DAVIS :: EMILY WYATT :: EMPERORS :: EMMA HORWOOD :: EMPIRE VAGABOND :: ENCARTA :: ENDLESS NAMELESS :: ENEMY OF :: ENNIS TOLA :: ENVY STREET :: ES IST SUPER :: EVEN :: EXPATRIATE :: THE EXPLODERS :: EXPLODING PLASTIC INEVITABLE :: EZRA HOPE :: FACEMEAT :: FACEMEAT - A ROCK OPERA :: FAITH NO MORE :: FAIR MAIDEN :: THE FAK :: FAKE LAKE :: FAKE TAN :: FASCINATOR :: THE FAT SACK :: FAT TAILED ANTICHINUS :: FAVOUR THE BRAVE :: FEAR AND LOATHING :: THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS :: FEIST :: FEMME FATALES :: FERGUS O'REGAN :: FEZ FAANANA :: FIGHTERPILOT :: A FILM FOR THE FUTURE :: FILTHY LUCRE :: THE FINISHING SCHOOL :: FINNEN & DAVIDSON :: THE FINNS :: FIRS :: FISHING WITH HENRY :: FIRE! SANTA ROSA, FIRE! :: FIST PUMP, FIST BUMP :: FISTFUL OF TROJANS :: FLEUR GREEN :: FKA TWIGS :: THE FLEEING MINDS :: THE FLOORS :: FLORENCE & THE MACHINE :: FLUME :: THE FOLKO-OH-NOES :: FONT PLAYS FONT :: FORCES :: FOREIGN/NATIONAL :: FOREST OF GNOMES :: FORMER CHILD STARS :: FOX FAEHRMANN :: FOXX ON FIRE :: FRANZ FERDINAND :: FRAUD MILLIONAIRES :: FREESTATE :: FRESH KILLS :: FRIDAY'S FOX :: FRIENDS :: FROM THE DEAD SEA :: FULL CONTACT SAFARI :: THE FUMES :: FUNK LATIN UNION :: FUNKOARS :: FUTURE FARM :: FUTURE ISLANDS :: THE FYOOGS :: GALAPAGOOSE :: GALAXY CAT :: GALLEON :: GARDEN RUIN :: GAVIN DE ALMEIDA :: GAY PARIS :: THE GELS :: GEMINI DOWNS :: GENERATION SWINE :: GEORDIE LITTLE :: GERMEIN SISTERS :: GG ALAN BINDIG :: GHOST WALK :: GHOUL :: GHYTI :: GHYTI (DUO) :: GHYTI & THE PHILANTHROPIC ORCHESTRA :: GINDIANA BONES AND THE SEVERAL KIDNEYS OF THE UNDERGROUND TRAIN STATION :: GINFOX VS HELLO NEWMAN :: GIRL TALK :: THE GIVEAWAYS :: GLASS :: GLASS DUNES :: GLASS SKIES :: GLASS TOWERS :: GLISK :: GNARLS BARKLEY :: GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT :: GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT (Lounge Set) :: GOLD BLOOM :: THE GOOD CHINA :: GOOD BOY :: GOON WIZARRD :: GOTYE :: GRACE: THE SONGS OF JEFF BUCKLEY :: GRACE GOODFELLOW :: GRAFTON PRIMARY :: THE GRAND RAPIDS :: THE GRATES :: GRAVEYARD TRAIN :: GREAT GABLE :: THE GREETING METHOD :: GRENADIERS :: GREY DATURAS :: GRIMES :: GRIMEY :: GROOVE ARMADA :: GROUND COMPONENTS :: THE GROWL :: GUILLAUME SOLO ACOUSTIC :: GUINEAFOWL :: GUN IT :: GÜNTER & THE SAFEWORD :: GYRO :: HAIM :: HAL BIRD :: HALCYON DRIVE :: HALFWAY TO FORTH :: HANNAH FAIRLAMB :: THE HAPPY ENDINGS :: HAPPY SOMETIMES :: HAR MAR SUPERSTAR :: THE HARD ACHES :: HARMLESS HUNTER :: HARMONY :: HARRY FREEMAN :: HARTS :: HAWKS OF ALBA :: HAYSTACKS CALHOON :: HEAPS GOOD FRIENDS :: HEATH WEBER :: HEKYL :: HELLO, LOVER :: HELLO NEWMAN :: HELMET :: HESTON DROP :: HEY FEVER :: HEY LADY! :: HI, I'M RECLUSIVE AUTHOR THOMAS PYNCHON :: HIGH STAKES :: HIGH TENSION :: HIGH VIOLET :: HIGHTIME :: HILLS & TRAINS :: HIT THE JACKPOT :: THE HOLD STEADY :: THE HOLIDAYS :: HOLOGRAPHIC CHARIZARD :: HOLOGRAPHIC COLTS :: HOLY FUCK :: HOLY HOLY :: THE HOLY SEA :: HOLY SERPENT :: HOME FOR THE DEF :: THE HONEY PIES :: HORROR MY FRIEND :: HOSPITAL THE MUSICAL :: HOT WINGS :: HOUSE OF JADE :: HOWL AT THE MOON :: HOWL 'N BONES :: HOWLING BELLS :: THE HOWLING FOG :: HUMBLE BEE :: HUMMINGBIRD :: HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY :: THE HUNTED CROWS :: HURRICANE JANE :: HURRICANES :: THE HUSHES :: HUXLEY :: I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT WEEZER :: I HEART HIROSHIMA :: I, A MAN :: ICE ON MERCURY :: ID :: IGGY POP & THE STOOGES :: IIAH :: ILLICIT EVE :: IMMIGRANT UNION :: IMOGEN BRAVE :: IMPARTIAL :: THE IMPOSSIBLE QUICHE :: THE INCHES :: INDIAGO :: INSTITUT POLAIRE :: INTERCOOLER :: INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF MOJO :: THE INTERNET :: INTERPOL :: INTERZONE EXPRESS :: INTROVERT :: INUETTE :: INWOODS :: IRAAN SANADZADEH :: IRIDIUM :: IRIE KNIGHTS :: THE IRRESPONSIBLES :: ISLE OF CAPRI :: ISLE OF VISION :: IT'S A HOAX :: IT'S A HOAX (INSTRUMENTAL) :: IT'S WARSAW :: IVORY :: J-LO BIAFRA :: J-WAH :: JACK LONDON :: JACKSON FIREBIRD :: JAMES PARRY :: JANE'S ADDICTION :: JAPAM :: JAPANDROIDS :: JAPANTHER :: JARVIS :: JARVIS COCKER :: JASON SIMON (DEAD MEADOW) :: JAY WALKER AND THE PEDESTRIANS :: JAYNE-ANNE POWER :: JEFF MARTIN & TEREPAI RICHMOND :: JESS KENT :: JESS PORTER :: JESSE DAVIDSON :: JESSE FRANCIS :: JESUS CHRIST POSSE :: THE JEZABELS :: JIKA :: JIMMY & THE MIRRORS :: JIMMY EAT WORLD :: JIMMY MARIN :: JIMMY MOUNTAIN :: JOE MCKEE :: JOEL STERN :: JOEL STERN, CURED PINK & TIMOTHY TATE :: THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS :: JOHNNY AMERICAN HORSE :: JON ADDAMS :: JON MARCO :: JON MORTIMER :: JONNY BLIZZARD :: JORDAN TITO :: JOSH CALLIGEROS :: JOURNEY WELL SPACE WIZARD :: JOY & SPARKS :: JP COE & THE DELEGATES :: JUDGE MENTAL :: JUMP! YOU REVOLUTIONARY :: JUNGLE CITY :: JUNGLEMIRE :: JUPITER :: JUPITER (DUO) :: JUPITER LEAD :: KAB SAVVY :: KAHL WALLIS :: KAMIKAZE :: KAMIKAZE TRIO :: KANGAROO SKULL :: KARL MELVIN :: KASABIAN :: KASAVETT :: KATE VIGO & THE UNDERGROUND ORCHESTRA :: KAURNA CRONIN :: KAZKARIV :: THE KEEPSAKES :: KELLIE LLOYD :: KELLY MENHENNETT :: KELSHY :: THE KEMP BROTHERS :: KHAN :: KID SAM :: KIDS IN CULTS :: KIDS WITH TEETH :: KIKUYU :: THE KILL DEVIL HILLS :: KILLER BIRDS :: THE KILLBOT FACTORY :: THE KILLGIRLS :: KING DADDY :: KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD :: KING KRILL :: KING KRULE :: KING OF THE NORTH :: KINGSTON DOWNES :: KINGSWOOD :: KINS :: KIRK SPECIAL :: KIRK WATT :: KITCHEN WITCH :: KITTEN KONG :: KITTYHAWK :: KOI CHILD :: KORAL :: KORAL & THE GOODBYE HORSES :: KRIS WANDERS :: KRISTINA MILTIADOU :: KURT VILE :: KYLIE BRICE TRIO :: KYRI :: KYTES OF OMAR :: LA FEMME LE FEVER :: LADY GUNG-HO & THE ANGELS OF STRANGELOVE :: LADY STRANGELOVE :: THE LADYBEATLES :: LADYHAWKE :: LAHARA :: LANCE LAZER & TALIBAND :: LARSEN :: LAST DAYS OF KALI :: LAST DINOSAURS :: THE LAST SUPPER :: LATE NIGHT MATINEE :: LATER THAT NIGHT :: LAURA HILL :: LAURA IMBRUGLIA :: LAW & DISORDER :: LAZARO'S DOG :: LC3'S :: LEADER CHEETAH :: LEFT :: LEGENDS OF MOTORSPORT :: LEIGHSTARDUST :: THE LEITMOTIF :: LEITMOTIV LIMBO :: LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT :: LEMURIAN :: LENIN MCCARTHY :: LEO :: LEAPING FELIX :: LES SAVY FAV :: THE LEVITATORS :: LIFE IN LETTERS :: LIGHTS :: LIKE KITES :: LIKE LEAVES :: LIL VALENTINE :: LILY MOJITO :: LILLY SIM :: LILLYS RADIO :: LINE HONOURS :: LIPSMACK :: LITTLE BRIDGET :: LITTLE CAPTAIN :: LITTLE DRAGON :: LITTLE DUST :: LITTLE ICE AGE :: LITTLE PRINCE :: LITTLE TWO EYES :: THE LIZARDS :: LO! 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:: Wednesday, March 02, 2011

MOUNTBATTEN "THE NIGHT IS A DREAM"
EP LAUNCH @ THE JADE MONKEY / Friday February 25th 2011

Now in all my many years of drinking (and those few short years competing on an "olympic level" for THIS pissy excuse for a live music blog) I've seen a lot of weird shit happening on and off a stage. A LOT of weird shit. In fact it maybe one of the main reasons why I drink in the first place (yeaaah or maybe it's more a "chicken or the egg" scenario... hmmm?). But seriously, you name it maaan I've seen it. Stage invasions, human pyramids, confetti cannons, bubble machines, burqas, bellydancers, dancing teacups and burning mannequins? oh I've seen it all. Cow heart sacrifices, tiger mascots, bearded ladies, mock eviscerations, entire heads of lettuce being chopped up by whippersnippers, crowdsurfing inflatable rafts, theramins and randomly lit fires set to windchimes!? you betcha! Twin drummers, triple drummers, thirteen piece funk-metal bands, topless girls in wolf masks, MCs with their squirrels in socks, LED cubes, laser lights, unsolicited audience molestations and a leather clad gimp chained to a wall wearing a pig mask writhing about for 45 minutes to the sounds of whips and buzzing flies at Urtext!? HA HA HA WHO HASN'T SEEN THAT SHIT!? And fuck how could I possibly forget that time at Worldsend when an exciteable wingnut in a silver hockey mask got SO excited dancing to shit techno they might've actually PEED THEMSELVES ON STAGE!? Yeaaah well to be honest that was one of MY gigs back in 2002: one of our "performance artists" whizzing off his dial on a few too many pingers (as much as I can't verify that any of that actually happened... it might've been too much red cordial?) but either way? I've truly seen it all! Nothing surprises me maaan, nothing! I'm 100% immune to all your "shock and awe" tactics now! In fact I DARE YOU!! Give me your best and I'LL STILL LAUGH IT RIGHT BACK IN YOUR FACE!! SCHYAAAH!! or at least that's what I thought until I saw this at the Jade Monkey tonight. "WHOAAA YOU DON'T MEAN TO TELL ME...!?" yup it's a grand piano! "NO FUCKING WAAAY!!". I know riiight!? how often do you see THIS at a pissyarse local gig? "LIKE FUCKING NEVER!?" Exactly! this right here may be the single most a-grade epic shit I've ever covered in Spoz's Rant! "GRAND PIANO!? FUCK YEAAAH!!" and it's all for Mountbatten's EP launch party tonight? sheeiiit how much more badass can it get!?



Now obviously I just had to get a closer look at this majestic beast. I mean I've read about them in books, I knew they existed but I never thought I'd see the day when I'd come face to face with one: in the flesh, in real life, within licking distance...? HA HA HA WHAT INSANE MIRACLE IS THIS!?



But no mirage, mass hallucination or far too many hours spent in Photoshop could possibly conjure this undisputed monarch to music most high! That rich smell, that unmistakable taste (yeaaah you'll be able to buff those teeth marks right out again I'm sure of it!). All shiny black, polished to perfection till you can actually see your own soul reflection in it: see your eyes staring back at you like saucers, gobsmacked, drooling, maybe even suffering a mild stroke at the crass impossibility of it... AND IT'S SITTING RIGHT HERE AT THE JADE MONKEY!? AAAAHAhaHAhAHaHA!! *FUCK*. Why if there was no one else in the room? I'd whip that quilt cover off in an instant and just go mental! It wouldn't matter if I didn't know how to play, it would teach me! IT WOULD SHOW ME THE WAY!!



And what about this footstool? this blacker than black leather footstall that I'm in no way getting a half chubby over just thinking about it now... fuuuck the mad sagas we could weave on this alone!



Yup, you might not know who any of these bands are tonight let alone the headliners Mountbatten (I mean who ARE these shitclowns? these arsepuppets? these sphincterheads!?) but it matters not! With a grand piano in the house pulsating pure excellence like a righteous monolith ripped straight out of 2001: A Space Odyssey!? this is gonna be a night to tell ALL YOUR GRANDKIDS ABOUT!! This is gonna be the start of something beautiful! A renaissance of all things! A grand flowering of the human condition! Shit duuude, THEY'RE GONNA MAKE MOVIES ABOUT THIS!! and if ever you DO want to get a headstart on that? (Christopher Nolan? David Fincher? Darren Aronofsky? no seriously call me we'll sort this out!) make sure you get the details right. Like THIS poster art for instance? It's a "Carly Whittaker" original. It's thick black texta rendering on white loose leaf notepad paper. And that wibbly wobbly cloud thingy and all the stars? TOTALLY HER IDEA!! No really... take all the time you need to soak it all in (get your assistant to take notes) and if you lean in real close and sniff it!? you'll totally see pink unicorns! *sigh* I know I truly do cover the BEST GIGS don't I? (and did I mention the GRAND PIANO!?) YEAAAS!! this is where "awesomeness" itself will be redefined!



THE LONELINESS OF A MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNER (***) - Which on a completely unrelated tangent brings us to our opening act... aaaahaha just kidding! (or AM I?). Yup you might recognise this singular figure cowering from the light, doing his utmost not to draw attention to himself (or at the very least not from the laughing jackass whose photographing him right now for the sake of this blog) as Alister Douglas: guitarist and occassional keyboardist/drummer for 20th Century Graduates. And being that we are mentioning the happiest damn band in the Adelaide scene here? (until such moment Sarah Masters from Hawks Of Alba brutally bludgeons to death each and every one of them with the blunt end of her bass guitar, claims the title for herself, and then ushers everyone to move in a few steps closer while smiling sweetly... yeeeouch!) one may foolishly assume that as a solo artist Alister might share a great many of those spastically chipper qualities; rather like a golden retriever who's suddenly discovered the unbridled joy of plastic bin liners. But no you'd be wrong, dead, dead wrong... and I'm so sorry I made that comparison! This is music for sadsick teenagers to burst into tears to while writing reams of black poetry, only to contemplate suicide for the upteen thousandth time (or the many benefits of a vegan diet?) then update their live journal to whilst crying out all the lyrics. In fact he even plays one tonight he wrote WHILE he was a teenager (seventeen to be exact) and I'm not even making that up! (I've got it on video and everything!). But before I go more needlessly indepth on that? let's just acknowledge the "elephant in the room" here. No not the grand piano... we'll get back to that, I'm talking about the title he's chosen to perform under: "The Loneliness Of A Middle Distance Runner". HA HA HA I KNOW!! is that simultaneously the stupidest and most ridiculously awesome band name you've EVERY FUCKING HEARD... DUUUDE!! I mean yeaaah I don't have anything clever to follow that up with, I'd just feel utterly remiss in NOT acknowledging it! I'd totally buy that t-shirt. I'd go to every show; just so that when people ask me? I could tell them the who and totally blow their freaking minds... THAT SHIT SOOO ROCKS MY WORLD!! which come to think of it? is just as well because it momentarily distracts you from the fact that he's a sadsack bastard with a guitar. Yay another one! Yup think early Smashing Pumpkins, Okkervil River, Elliot Smith? (and I probably need to listen to more Elliot Smith to make that judgement... yowsers!). In fact he very much reminds me of Matt Banham's solo work it's THAT depressing, but he really commits to it. Oh and it's also his first solo show, which is impressive of itself. He nails that whiny voice, he draws it out in slow slow songs. He sways about erratically, he does some nifty things with guitar loop and delay (especially in the latter songs). He sings about self medicating the pain, street lights (there's a LOT of songs about streetlights; possibly a childhood trauma?) and in one particularly memorable song: this repeating lyric "you're very pretty with your grandmother's cardigan on" that simply cracks me up (yup that pretty much sums it up doesn't it?). The Loneliness Of A Middle Distance Runner. You likely won't give a crap WHAT he sounds like with a name like that... but to his credit? the name says it all.







DANVERS & GHOST KNIFE (****1/2) - Which brings us to our second act (to what will surely be the greatest show the Adelaide scene has ever seen... HAS EVER SEEN!!). A band who you might not recognise by name (they started off as a solo side project, they're kinda brand new and they've only been playing a handful of shows as a "full band" since December) but you'll definitely know them from their illustrious lineup. Namely their lead singer/guitarist "Danvers" (aka: Dave Williams) from Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!, and his backing band "Ghost Knife" featuring Rory O'Connor from Steering By Stars on bass and Sam Stearne also from Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! on drums. And in combination? they show all the whizzbang potential in almost being greater than the sum of their parts (no mean feat considering the A-grade level live acts they all hail from) I mean they're really REALLY good (I'm dead serious... I got almost nothing on them!). Yup essentially formed as a singer songwriter "with benefits" outlet for Danvers: many of the songs are predominantly him dicking about on guitar interweaving riff after riff (in that curious bobble head cyclical rhythm of his) with a sound and a singing voice not too dissimilar to say Adam Sandler attempting to cover Grizzly Bear (oooh yeah just try and get THAT shit out of your head now!) but that being said? in a totally inoffensive, easy to please way. But with his Ghost Knife duo in full swing behind him? it starts to builds up this utterly infectious dirty blues groove meets slacker jazz inflected indie slam jam that borders on a mad improvisational combination of Grizzly Bear, The Black Keys and Radiohead's "In Rainbows"; I mean it sounds insane in theory, but it totally works in practice! (in fact I'm even told they do a mean cover of "All I Need"... heh go figure?). Sometimes they'll thrash out a full song together, sometimes Ghost Knife will join Danvers halfway through, sometimes they'll just jump in and out of adhoc accompaniment to add extra emphasis when needed; and it's this interweaving quiet/loud dynamic that really reels you in, especially in how blissfully "casual" they make it look. From Danver's playfully random guitar textures, to Rory's "double bass" aping rhythms, to Sam's intricate swing percussion, all combining to form such deceptively simply yet artfully unconventional compositions? duude it's nothing but mad shapes dancing in your brain from beginning to end! It's nothing but seasoned professionals hitting it out of the park again and again like they could do it all in their sleep! Or in other words it's a total no brainer: you will dig the fuck out of this band. Even if you don't think much of either Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! or Steering By Stars? Even if you think both bands blow goats like a bugle horn AND go back for seconds!? you'll want to bug out to this! Danvers & Ghost Knife. They may be yet another in a long line of annoyingly incestuous Adelaide acts pulling bongs and pissing in a circle while everyone applauds... but in a totally genius way!














MOUNTBATTEN (**1/2) - And now the moment we've all been waiting for: the magic hour! the mad musical climax to all things! here witness to the very perky pink pinnacle of all that we can achieve as the human race; or at the very least as a headliners at their own EP launch? YEAAAS MOUNTBATTEN!! YOUR TIME HAS COME!! except... errr? *cough* oh crap what the hell happened here!? Well before we DO conduct that autopsy? a brief introduction/disclaimer might be in order. Mountbatten are in essence one half of former Adelaide act We Grow Up. Namely: Anthony Golding and Walter Marsh (both on lead vocals and guitar) taking one half of the songs We Grow Up were going to release for their own album (I believe it was due to be their third?) and presenting it here as their debut EP "The Night Is A Dream" which is launching tonight. They've already performed countless times in the past six months as an awkwardly shy folk duo (read: "dewey decimal-core" or as Walter likes to call it "dark bastard pop") to much polite applause and enthusiastic clacking of knitting needles: in fact I may even have inadvertantly caught their first show back in August with Princess One Point Five; only none of us knew at the time as they were actually expecting the rest of the band to show up... ooops! (if it's any consolation though, Anthony did give away free marshmallows and drinking chocolate... WIN!!). And tonight it's their first show with a full band. FIRST SHOW!! I'd also like to point out, that despite all appearances pointing to them being yet another bombastic installment in Ben Revi's All-Star Clusterfuck Orchestra? (ie: see Humble Bee, Cheer Advisory Council, any spontaneous on stage happening where too many cooks spoiling the broth AIN'T NEARLY ENOUGH!!) they also possess all the individual talent and potential for being an exceptional band. In fact Ben Revi may be the best thing about them: just look at that a-grade afro explosion whipping the living shit out of those drums! ISN'T THAT PURE JOY PERSONIFIED!? "but wait... aren't those mallets?" (quiet you!). Just like I can totally vouch for the all-star talents of Carly Whittaker on glock, Seb Tonkin on cello and trombone, and whoever the fuck that OTHER guy is on drums (research? pfft... who needs it when you can be wildly inconsistent!). But shit damn did it sound like a howling trainwreck tonight! Or maybe that's being too harsh? (well it WAS their first time as a full band afterall!) but something was definitely amiss. Firstly the mix was way off. WAAAY OFF. If you were anywhere near the foldbacks like I was the vocals were completely buried; they barely got a word out. If you got the in-house? I heard reports that the vocals were much too loud. But no matter where you stood? you could just tell neither Anthony or Walter with their meek mild mannered cadence could possibly compete with what sounded like everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink having an exploding orgasm around them (made all the more entertaining by the fact they were all jarringly out of sync with each other). Even worse? since they couldn't quite hear their own voices: any attempts to harmonise went erringly off key. It was like the musical equivalent of watching two kittens being blasted in the face by a fire hose over and over; only they're singing at the same time...? "AAAAUGGHH!! FUCK!! I CAN'T BEAR TO LOOK!!" but still it wasn't ALL bad. Their quieter songs, or at least bits of "Kids In Love" and "Ball & Chain" really shone through. They had this haunting, almost hypnotically 60's lysergic buzz to them: equal parts Simon & Garfunkel, Pink Floyd, The Polyphonic Spree and in at least one song "The Engine Underneath"? a vibe not too dissimilar to Beck's "Tropicalia" being punched in the balls. So as much as I WAS wincing over its rude cacophony? I could also sense the mad potential here once they finally get their shit together (their EP for one is an absolute trip!). Mountbatten. They're a "work in progress", they're not quite there yet, but in the words of twee pop idol Zooey Deschanel? one day... THEY WILL BE COOL!















12:31AM - Of course that one day might be a little while off yet... HOW LONG exactly? yeaaah maybe you should ask the "manufacturers" of their EP: word is they sent off the order two weeks ago and were told "three days" and here we are on launch night? and yup NO EPs! And it's not the first time I've seen it either. It's a running cliche of the Adelaide scene (or at the very least a recurring nightmare) as much as it mostly effects those insane enough to release onto vinyl (which is a story I don't doubt The Honey Pies and the full three months they had to wait for THEIR vinyl to arrive would be more than happy to share with you). Still to their credit? Mountbatten did see the funny side to this when they issued these download cards instead. This one in particular I borrowed from Jayne (from Quiet In The Lab!) for the sole purpose of this photo as well as taking the liberty to steal her download code along with it.. YOINK!! (or at least I would've if the band hadn't already offered it to me for free a few weeks ago). And no shit how AWESOME is that promo shot!? I mean you could totally imagine them wearing suits and ties, cruising around on bicycles, you hiding in a tree and taking pot shots at them with an air rifle can't you!? "AAAAHAHAhAHaHAhAhA TAKE THAT YA WATCHTOWER SELLING FUCKS!! WOOOO!!" *ahem* or maybe it's just me then? nevermind!



12:48AM - And since I clearly haven't poked ENOUGH fun at Mountbatten's expense tonight? (awwww go on, do them a solid, buy their EP!) here's a photo of Anthony Golding looking altogether awkward with an amp. HA HA HA I know? it's just a gift that keeps on giving isn't it!? YOU BETCHA!!



1:39AM - Now in leaving Jade Monkey tonight, and with the Fringe Festival in full swing around me, there was obviously an infinite number of choices available to me on where I could go next to get stupidly drunk; nay drink MY FILL!! with all the riotous energy! the excitement! the colour! the technicolour wonder that is Adelaide in late February to early March! "OOOOH WHAT GLORY DAYS WE BE LIVING IN TO WITNESS SUCH EYE RAPING SPLENDOUR!! SQUEEEEEEEE!!". Which is obviously why I found myself HERE at The Exeter instead: photographing Diesel Witch's setlist like it's some kinda shitcrazy alien artifact lifted fresh from the Roswell crash of 1947. Because I don't know if you've noticed? but I really don't give a crap! (but seriously how crazy IS that setlist? aye? aye!?).



2:09AM - I mean don't get me wrong, I love The Fringe Festival as much as anyone, pfft... what are you kidding me!? it's the awesomest shit ever! IT'S ALL OUR DREAMS COME TRUE (AND SO MUCH MORE!!) I just that I much prefer my "Festival Of Half Arse" here, where I can simply ignore all that crap and drink myself to death in peace! I mean it's not just three weeks "off from the world" for ME you know... I CELEBRATE THIS SHIT ALL YEAR ROUND!! And yet even so? we weren't short of sideshow entertainment to amuse us here. Our "Festival Of Half Arse" had it all maaan! Take Jon Wignall, bass player for 20th Century Graduates for example... oh wait, FORMER bass player for 20th Century Gr... "WHAT!?". Yeaaah funny story that. I won't tell you now, as to be honest I didn't know the details meself (as to be honest I didn't dare ask). Just like I thought wise to kept the "gift basket" he wanted me to deliver them for myself; you know for "safe keeping". And yes it WAS very thoughtful of him. I liked the "chocolate coated peanuts clusters" the best. Or at least I HOPE they were chocolate coated pean... OH CRAP! I totally fell for that one didn't I!?



3:12AM - Now somewhere between me drinking at The Exeter an hour ago and me stumbling blindly down Rundle Mall HERE an hour later? I may've bumped into Simone. Yeaaah you know: "she who needs no introduction", "the bane of my blogging existence", "surrogate sister", "totally not my girlfriend", my entire viewing audience just now screaming: "FUCK NOT HER AGAIN!?" etc etc (she also happens to be one of my dearest friends who runs my facebook fansite... awww isn't she awesome!?). Anyhoo the reason WHY I mentioned this: is originally we took a series of hilariously pissdrunk photos showing us laughing ourselves stupid at The Exeter having the absolute time of our lives tonight; or more specifically just her drinking from a random Smirnoff bottle we found in an alley off Rundle Street moments after we left (I forgot where exactly?) and looking ever so slightly batshit insane whilst doing so, AND FUCK DAMN THEY WERE BRILLIANT TOO!! And of course I fully intended on publishing them... only she kindly asked me not to. YAY! So instead here's a photo of the City Cross/Harvey Norman sign that caught on fire last week, in the rain, during the Fringe Festival Opening Night Parade, that since got cancelled. Hmmm yup I believe that pretty much sums up everything that needs to be said now doesn't it? "Huh, wait... what!?". EXACTLY!!



4:34AM - So to (somewhat) address what has clearly a glaring shortfall in you vicariously living the very best and worst of Adelaide's binge drinking culture for another week (because you sure as shit ain't tuning in for all the "live music" coverage!) here's Annie Siegmann: bassplayer for Bird Wizdom, bartender and DJ for The Coopers Urban Garden Experiment (aka: that fartarse retarded "pop-up" venue I got drunk at last Saturday night if you're still drawing a blank) balancing a beer on top of her head. A photo that clearly never stops winning FOR SO MANY REASONS. Not just because she's pulling a completely shit ridiculously "duck face" bordering on a fullblown "Atomic Daffy" (that's a true talent lemme tell you!). Or because it also features random photobomber left of frame surreptitiously angling to cop a feel AND he's wearing camo pants. But also because you may have noticed the beer label that Annie's been picking at like a mental patient, and... yeaaah on second thoughts? it's totally the duck face. WOOOO DUCK FACE!! Or in other words? I think it's fair to say my night plateaued at this point and pretty much plummeted straight down after that...



Grand pianos right? HA HA HA TOTALLY!!

Previously on Spoz's Rant: New Live Venue / Shimmering West

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