Posts tagged ‘SURES’

August 2, 2012

Hughster’s August Gig Guide

Friday 10th August: Break the Ice Fest – UTS Glasshouse Bar – $28.10 + bf

A fantastic line-up of local talent will appear at the University of Technology for the first ever Break the Ice Tour (which will also stop at other Uni’s around the country). Joining headliners Bluejuice will be the likes of Deep Sea Arcade, The Preachers and Hungry Kids of Hungary.

 Saturday 11th August: Kill City Creeps – The Vanguard – $11.80

With influences ranging from 60s psychedelia to 70s glam-rock, Sydney’s Kill City Creeps are a thrill to behold. Lead singer Daniel Darling is ably supported by Knives, Mon Cherie and Nina B, combining to create a truly unique sound.

Saturday 11th August: Twerps – Goodgod Small Club – $14

If Kill City Creeps don’t sound like your cup of tea, perhaps Melbourne’s the Twerps are. After a huge American tour, they’re back in Australia to promote new material. Their US trip saw them stand-out at SXSW before supporting the incredible Real Estate on their national tour.

Friday 17th August: Jinja Safari/Opossom/White Arrows – Metro Theatre – $38.90

The Metro welcomes an incredibly diverse line-up, with local popsters Jinja Safari being joined by Opossom (NZ) and White Arrows (USA). The truly innovative and original International acts especially should not be missed for any reason.

Wednesday 22nd August: The Pharcyde – Upstairs Beresford – $47 + bf

Hip-Hop pioneers the Pharcyde are returning to Australia after their last visit three years ago. An alternative to early-90s gangsta rap, their music was (and is) as challenging as it is fun.

Wednesday 29th August: SURES – Beach Road Hotel – Free

Rain&Hale favourites SURES continue to sweep all before them. Having supported a number of prominent acts in recent times, they’re quickly becoming a heralded group on their own. See them for free alongside equally talented Battleships, as Beach Road comes up with the goods once again.

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April 24, 2012

Hughster’s April Playlist

Stuck at home while the girls take their show on the road, Hughster has put together a playlist of his favourite tracks from up-and-coming Australian musicians. This playlist spans a number of genres – dance, indie, pop and rock – there’s something for everyone!

(click the song name to play!)

Toucan : “Brave New World

Gung Ho : “Twin Rays

Jubilants : “Spain

The Preachers : “Take a Card

Lancelot : “Spoken Word

Tourism : “Horses back

Oliver Tank : “Last Night I Heard Everything In Slow Motion

Made in Japan : “Sights and Sounds

SURES : “Poseidon

Kill City Creeps : “I Got a Letter

March 14, 2012

Interview – SURES

Sydney-based band SURES has been all over the place during the early stages of 2012, with their laid-back surf-pop in high demand. We took five minutes with SURES founding member Matty Hogan who ran us through his thoughts on music and Target basics.

How did SURES get together?

We were just mates playing music together really, we both have similar ideas about pop music so it’s easy to collaborate. 

The last time I saw you play towards the end of 2011, it was in front of about 20 people. Since then, you’ve been asked to support well-known bands like Best Coast and Real Estate as well as opening the Sydney Laneway Festival. What happened?

I honestly don’t know, we’re too lazy to actively promote ourselves so I would chalk it up to chance and a lot of luck.

How much of an influence is Triple J, and in particular the Unearthed stream, for up and coming Australian bands?

I would say pretty big, I can’t think of too many upcoming Australian pop bands that have popped up in the last year that weren’t Unearthed. 

What bands influence you creatively, and what Australian bands are you loving at the moment?

Creatively we are all over the place. Recently we’ve both been getting into the new hardcore/punk stuff coming out like La Dispute and Cloud Nothings. Recently before practice we’ve been listening to a chapter or two of R. Kelly’s ‘Trapped in the Closet,’ better then any daytime soap.

This is predominantly a fashion blog, so I’ll ask you about your particular style. How important do you think fashion is when creating a band’s image (if at all)?

Well I can’t really speak for us because generally we dress pretty horribly. At Laneway Jonas wore our hideous high school sports shorts. If i was to name our fashion style it would be something to do with Target $5 basics and thongs. I suppose you can generally pick a bands genre from the way they dress though – music seems to be a powerful motivator for people to choose a lifestyle. 

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