In a musical landscape of quirky characters, Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo) stands strong as a true eclectic devotee. With an established career of genre-mashing and energetic production, the Brooklyn-based Palomo has today announced details of his Australian return and released Slumlord, the second cut off his long-waited return album, ‘Vega Intl. Night School'
Palomo will be taking Neon Indian on the road in Australia this December with an energetic live show. Kicking off with Victorian favourite, Meredith Music Festival followed by a handful of headline shows on the East coast.
Popfrenzy are excited to announce the upcoming HEALTH tour. The LA natives are included in the 2016 lineup for St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival and will perform a couple of very special headline shows in Australia.
Fresh from dominating shows in the States and across Europe over Summer, HEALTH are bringing their latest effort, DEATH MAGIC to crowds down south. With contagious energy and razor sharp live performances, the four-piece are sure to excite fans with their ever exciting, genre blending noise.
“Psychocandy heroically embodies the bleeding-heart recklessness at the core of rock’n’roll, and the Mary Chain can still access those feelings. And so we can too.” The Guardian
Scottish post-punk trailblazers, The Jesus and Mary Chain return to Melbourne in March for a celebratory performance of their ground-breaking record, Psychocandy, 30 years after its release.
Formed in East Kilbride on the outskirts of Glasgow by the Reid brothers William and Jim in the early 80’s, Jesus and Mary Chain and would continue to become leaders in the post-punk movement. Influenced by soulful girl groups and the drug fuelled art scene of the 60’s, the Reid brothers, later joined by Bobby Gillespie (of Primal Scream fame) developed their craft. Their sound reflected their morose upbringings, sheets of heavy aural fog created with broken instruments with effects tweaked and turned to full volume. These noises completed with the dual minds of the Reid brothers, lacing lyrics about teenage angst and fidgety discontent through the aural muck.
Their back-to-basics philosophy for music making provided to be ageless with their debut Psychocandy remaining as a great influencer for artists like Nirvana, My Bloody Valentine among countless other appreciators.
After seldom performances over the last decade, Jesus and Mary Chain have returned to stages this year to perform Psychocandy in full. Diverse crowds have gathered to celebrate a record that carries so much weight historically in the 80’s music scene and punk in general. To hear classic creations like “Just Like Honey”, alongside lesser recognised singles from the album played in it’s full, undistracted form will certainly not be something to miss.