Bryan is one of the quiet successes of Sydney music, he has a knack for an insistent sweetly-voiced melody, and for blending his eclectic musical tastes (from classic singer-songwriter fare to California country-rock to guitar pop) into a distinctive, attractive-sounding brew.
Whilst mostly featuring tracks from his new record ‘Heart vs Mind’, Bryan also brought a little country vibe to Campbelltown in the form of a Gram Parsons (Love Hurts), Jayhawks and Willie Nelson homage. A critics-choice, country jukebox for those in the know! Three tracks from the live show can be listened to below.
Track 01 (if you follow) We just might get near (live at UWS)
Track 02 (if you follow) Love Hurts (live at UWS)
Track 03 (if you follow) Seachange (live at UWS)
‘Heart vs Mind’ has been receiving great reviews and was the feature album of the week by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Melbourne Age. For more info simple follow the links below.
“Will and the Indians” are Four lads from Camden who R.O.C.K! With an infectious pop sensibility and BritPop influences – their set at UWS was a brisk and noisy affair that never failed to entertain. What more do you want …. a tight and punchy drum/bass rhythm section, driving guitars and wry catchy lead vocals.
Three tracks from the live show can be listened to below, also be sure to check up on the latest news about Will and the Indians at Laughing Outlaw Records.
Track 01 Somebody New (live at UWS)
Track 02 Love Train (live at UWS)
Track 03 You Can Try to Make it Out Alive (live at UWS)
Their album “Wrong End Of Town” is available now, in shops and online.
After a slow start this film built up to a relentless onslaught of zombie attacks. Classic low budget 1960′s film making. Clearly this movie has inspired a slew of tense spin offs over the past 40 years or so, and has inspired the splatter-film sub-genre. Most recently with the American TV series “Walking with the Dead”.
Come to the big lecture theatre in the School of Medicine G.213. We will regularly play a variety of movies in the biggest lecture theatres available on Campbelltown campus (that’s the big lecture theatre – there’ll be a sign on the door!).
Thursday 21st March 2013 at 12:30 pm – or just walk in any time during the movie – for the inaugural movie……. George Romero’s cult classic “Night of the Living Dead”
The more people who attend the more successful this venture will be, so bring your friends.
We’ll show a new movie every fortnight so come along and have your say about the films you’d like us to show. All students and staff are welcome. We hope to see you there!
Piers has been receiving great press reports in the Sydney Morning Herald and Rolling Stone magazine for his debut solo album ‘Strange Advice’. Triple J have also picked up on Piers as “inspired introspection”. His new album has been described as a collection of wonderful chamber-folk, sleepy-pop vibe songs, who am I to disagree! His live set was upbeat and entertaining with a conversational stage banter, a collection of newer songs and a bit of homage (in the way of a couple of cover versions) to The Shins and Smog’s “Cold Blooded Old Times”.
His songs muse over little things that matter and never fallback on cliche. Its classic songwriting that’s not derivative…. a hard balance to achieve and often too easily overlooked by those who unwittingly crave sameness and recycled fodder. At great way to wrap up the last performance for 2012 at live@theHUB.
Three tracks from the live show can be listened to below, also be sure to check up on the latest news about Piers at Laughing Outlaw Records.
Piers is also a part of Grün, primarily an instrumental post-rock band,……. it’s at times like this I feel compelled to recite the catch phrase of that hoary old bugger who fronted “Countdown”, but I would never resort to such blatant endorsement!… but go on – do it. You know you want to. Go the umlaut!
Track 01 23 Seconds (live at UWS)
Track 02 The Thin Green Light (live at UWS)
Track 03 Not Always (live at UWS)
Available now on iTunes, Piers Twomey debut album “Strange Advice”
The Longest Day is a two-piece space-rock/post-rock/shoegaze music collaboration, half of which lives in Sydney, the other in Canberra. The band formed under the same inner western Sydney roof in 1997, initially inspired by the noisy lo-fi creations of Flying Saucer Attack, and influenced by the dreamy wall of guitars produced by bands like Ride and My Bloody Valentine.
Todays show was amass of acoustic and noisy electric guitars layered over pre-recorded bass and drum tracks to give a thick textural landscape on which the vocal drift. Walls of distortion through to gentle acoustic interludes produced a cohesive set of tracks,…. a treat for all.
Three tracks from the live show can be listened to below, the studio versions of these track are available on their album “Beyond Your Skies”.
Track 01 Sign of Life (live at UWS)
Track 02 Sleep is Silent (live at UWS)
Track 03 Closer to the Sun (live at UWS)
For more information on the bands new album take a link to Feral Media
Zoe Vaughan usually sings with with “Speck”, a melodic pop band who write about small details and big decisions. Today we were treated to a special “bare bones” performance with Zoe backed solely by her adept and soulful guitar playing. Vocals and guitar weaved and ducked seamlessly through an emotional and sometimes melancholy landscape that tugged at the heartstrings.
You can find more material by Zoe at myspace with a bunch of other recordings and band info. In addition you can like the Speck facebook page and keep updated with their upcoming gigs and records.
Two tracks from the live show can be listened to below.
Track 01 Station (live at UWS)
Track 02 UFO (live at UWS)
An interpretation of the Sneaky Sound System track.