Thursday 24th November: Matt Corby – Oxford Art Factory – $12+bf
Matt Corby has not travelled the regular route of a young, indie musician. He was brought into the spotlight as a fresh-faced 16 year old, appearing on Australia Idol in 2007. Like many contestants on Idol, his star faded pretty quickly. Despite this, Matt has been working tirelessly ever since, and is now starting to gain the recognition his immense talent deserves. His latest EP, Into the Flame, showcases a more mature sound from the bluesy folk-singer, and it includes his brand new single, the powerful “Brother”.
Friday 25th November: Guineafowl – The Standard – $15.40
Guineafowl are a busy band. After their returning from their first US tour – where they played a slew of shows including Culture Collide in LA and CMJ in New York City– they are currently touring their new single “The Lie Is” around Australia. The Sydney’ers will be bringing their lively stage show to the Standard, which is turning in to one of best venues going around. Fingers crossed for a bass drum jump!
Friday 25th November: WIM – Sydney Theatre Company – Free
Arghhh. Another clash, why do people do this to us music lovers? WIM, also back in town after an extended journey in the States, will be playing an intimate show at the Sydney Theatre Company. Another Rain&Hale favourite, the five-piece are known for their enigmatic performances and vagabond style, and will hopefully have some new material after their trip.
For the diary:
Various late January-early February: Laneway Festival Artist sideshows
With such an incredibly deep line-up for next year’s Laneway Festival, clashes are bound to disappoint (and in my case, depress). There is a solution however, with a flood of artist sideshows released last week. Highlights include Active Child at the Oxford Art Factory on January 29, M83 at the Metro on February 9, and Feist at the Enmore on February 7.
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