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w/ OXBLVD + The Guppies

Thursday August 01, 2013

Fishing are from that deep green inland sea just 38 nautical miles west of Sydney, known as The Blue Mountains. You can hear it in their music too. Deep, beat driven ocean-scapes that take you far away while keeping your feet firmly tapping something catchy.

Counting backwards from now they have supported SBTRKT, Cloud Control, Jonathon Boulet, Jinja Safari. They’ve played their own shows in the US, England and every place worth mentioning in Australia. Songs aren’t a problem for them either – in 2011 they had 4 releases, a total of 36 tracks as well as a tacklebox full of remixes.

OXBLVD may hail from Sydney’s northern beaches, but their heart and soul lies in the glowing coals of American swamp rock and river blues. It’s a sound that sits at the table of Mississippi and then rips the chair out from under all your preconceptions, getting you on the dance floor with smokey heartbreak, soulful memories and swigging from lightning in your rock and roll bottle.

The Guppies formed in the depths of a local suburban garage and are influenced by The Vaccines, Cloud Nothings, The Libertines and a whiff of petrol fumes from the trusty family Volvo. Their sound evokes wild memories reminiscent of sneaking out at 2am, the angst of being a teenager and the warmth of grandpa’s favourite loafers.

Doors 8pm. Free.

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