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Southern River Band-Datura4-The Floors-Old Blood-The Durongs-Yomi Ship
The Fly By Night Club, Fremantle, 29 April
Is it too early to call it the biggest show of the year? Six of WA’s best and ballsiest rock, -blues and psych outfits on the same bill for one memorable night – the Blowfly’s Ball.
They’re coming up from the delta, rising up from the swamp and drifting down from the Hairy Mountain…they’re tripping out and tuning up for the inaugural Blowfly’s Ball.
All the bands you love, in one place on one night, owning the Fly By Night Club’s iconic stage in Fremantle’s Victoria Hall under a spectacular, uniquely created psychedelic light show.
It promises to be a smashing night of sound and sight, ripping riffs and special light effects and projections throughout the venue to create a very trippy atmosphere.
Six local rock bands at the top of their game on the same bill? No, you’re not hallucinating. Tickets to the Blowfly’s Ball are just $20 presale from the Fly By Night or $25 on the door.
Southern River Band: A rock ‘n roll dance party from – do ‘the tracks’ still mark the good and bad sides of town? If so, they’re from the wrong side. The Southern River Band neither know, nor care how to fit themselves into musical pigeonholes. Head south along Perth’s freeway to Thornlie, a country town in the heart of the suburbs, where the jukeboxes stock very little other than the very same songs you would’ve heard reverberating out of them in 1970s. That’s the home of the Southern River Band. As anyone who’s seen them will agree, the Southern River Band are the new legends of Perth’s live rock scene.
Datura4 was born from the nucleus of two of Perth’s most celebrated garage rockers the Stems (Dom Mariani) and the Bamboos (Greg Hitchcock). Long-time musical collaborators, Mariani and Hitchcock have come full circle to form the psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll four-piece Datura4. It’s a return to the dirty hard rock and blues they grew up with, and builds on a ‘guitars to infinity’ approach. Second album ‘Hairy Mountain’ was released last year to wide international acclaim and has quickly become a rock and stoner favourite.
The Floors are a reckless wall of bass buzz fury, face-pummelling drums and crazed electric guitar noise all washing over guttural howls and moans. But it’s not just this sonic bombardment that gives the Floors their power. For all of the volume and fuzz, they are merely amplifying the original and most primal spirit of the blues: its heaviness. These three crazed Western Australians have supported the Buzzcocks, Kim Salmon, the John Spencer Blues Explosion to name a few.
Old Blood is one of the most exciting bands to emerge on the Perth blues scene. Their trademark grunge blues sound combines fluid guitar work, raw, in-your-face vocals backed by one of the strongest rhythm sections in town. They’ve played WA’s biggest blues festivals including West Coast Blues and Roots, Blues at Bridgetown and the Winter Blues Fest. Since their first appearance back in June 2011 at Mojos, this band has built a cult following with sold out shows all across town.
The Durongs were hastily conceived in a back shed five years ago, the inevitable consequence of a shared fascination with rhythm and blues music. Their foundation of spacious grooves and weaving guitars has been given a facelift in recent years by the addition of congas and saxophone. Their first full length LP, the fruit of a wild, week-long recording session, is due out in August.
Yomi Ship is a psychedelic/experimental rock 3-piece instrumental band from Perth, formed mid 2016. Think Pink Floyd meets Mars Volta. “Yomi Ship… showcasing their psychedelic prowess in the very form it was intended – guitar driven, intricate, fast-paced solos, creative reverb… a schooling on how intelligent psych should be done.” – Xpress Magazine.
Don’t miss out on this exclusive Blowfly’s Ball!