NightQuarter’s big Feb lineup
They’ve been dropping hints about their first ticketed act to be announced after March, which experts say will DEFINITELY sell out, but in the meantime NightQuarter continues to serve up not only delicious food and local fashion, but serious local musical talent as well. On the bill for February is Big Strong Brute – the solo project of 26yo Paul Donoughue who’s shared stages across Australia and Europe with the likes of Jens Lekman, First Aid Kit and Holly Throsby since 2006. He hits the Paddock stage on 5 February, followed by The Unusual Suspects – a massive 25 piece Balkan Gypsy Brass band from Maleny who will appear on 13 February. They’re bringing eight drummers, six saxes, two trumptes, clarinet, tenor horn, two trombones, a sousaphone, bass guitar, cittern, cumbus and their trusty ipod.
Kingfisha hits the stage on 19 February, Banff on 26 February and GC Music Awards People’s Choice winner Casey Barnes (with full band) on 27 February.
They’ve also just announced a big lineup for 4 March with Lime Cordiale and Von Villains on the bill.
More at nightquarter.com.au.
Yes Sir Noceur kick off 2016 with NightQuarter show
After some time off the Yes Sir Noceur camp has refuelled its jets and only have one week until their Mermanian guitarist El returns from a two-month long Scandinavian journey. They’ve wrapped up two tracks, soon to be released on Triple J Unearthed, and have also announced their first gig of 2016 at NightQuarter. “We’re coming at you like spider monkeys in heat,” they say of their upcoming shows. You can catch them at NightQuarter on Friday 5 February.
Gold Coast based brother / sister duo Lastlings take their listeners to a place that is non-existent and surreal, yet somehow familiar. They say their track Iriguchi (Japanese for entrance) mimics the sound of a thunderstorm. Their debut EP Unreality recounts love, longing, disdain and escape and sees the duo expressing elements of their own production and self-recording process. To celebrate the release of the EP, which is available now, they also scored the support slot for The Cairos at NightQuarter last weekend.
Read our interview with Lastlings, and stay tuned for a review of their debut EP in coming editions of Blank GC.