MATT JOE GOW

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MATT JOE GOW

Sat 4th April 8:30pm

Very few artists wield so much charisma that they can sell you just about anything before you’ve realised what’s happened. Matt Joe Gow has the charisma to be one of those artists – but he isn’t.

Having performed around Australia from The Sydney Opera House toThe Queenscliff Festival Blue Train, Matt prefers to concentrate on the conviction.You don’t have to listen to more than thirty seconds of Matt’s debut 'The Messenger' to appreciate that.And that voice. Rich, resonant. A baritone cloak of many shades and shadows.A songwriter whose swagger has taken him from the dusty influences of Johnny Cash, Ryan Adams and others, to the swirling urban chime of electric, ambient rock . . . and now, back again.

 Matt Joe Gow returns with his 6 piece band in tow to play songs from his latest album ‘Seven Years’.A diverse set of songs from heartfelt americana belters through to spacious ballads.‘Seven Years’ contains seven years worth of Matt Joe Gow’s finest work.

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BBPOO

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JESS PARKER & THE TROUBLED WATERS

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JESS PARKER & THE TROUBLED WATERS

Sat 30th March 8:30pm with RUM FOR LEGBA

JP & THE TROUBLED WATERS

Since their inception in early 2017, Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters have been cooking up a unique
brew of Tarantino-esque desert blues and dark Australiana, captivating and possessing audiences along the
way. Their debut EP 'Goin' Swimming' released in March 2018, received wide support on community radio
incl. a live in-studio performance on 3CR. Highlights in their short time include sold out shows supporting
Cash Savage & The Last Drinks and Cable Ties, and King Wolf, and playing 3 packed shows at the Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival all while writing and honing their sound in countless dimly lit bars across Australia.

RUM FOR LEGBA

Bringing their atomic, hypnotic rock n' roll blues to the humble Major Toms Stage, Rattlin' Bones Blackwood and Fowlmouth are a true force to be reckoned with.
Hailing from the regional swamps of the Victorian outskirts, they are professionals in the art of voodoo-driven fuzzed out sonic medicine, their live performance a true vibrational excorcism.

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BBRDD

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MURPHY'S HARDWARE

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MURPHY'S HARDWARE

Sat 23rd march 8:30pm

Melbourne’s finest purveyors of 60s soul, pop and rock n roll, Murphy’s Hardware - Ross McLennan (Snout), Ben Mason (the Smallgoods), Nick Murphy (The Anyone’s), and Brett Wolfenden (Tim Rogers Band) - have been wooing inner city pubs for the past year and now bring their 60s dance floor freak out to Kyneton’s greatest music establishment, Major Tom’s.

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BBODQ

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PLEASURE COMA

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PLEASURE COMA

Fri 22nd March 8:30pm TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BBBQD

Emerging from the subconscious, please meet the wide-eyed DIY bunch of eccentric drifters, Pleasure Coma.

Combining milk, exercise and punk rock, Pleasure Coma is thrilled to introduce you to its debut single, “Waiting” and the accompanying video, conveniently sub-titled for German audiences.

The precursor to their 3-track EP Naked, “Waiting” is the first piece of music to be released by the flamboyant 4 piece having spent the last 2 years leaving their mark on venues along the Australian east coast.

Outside of putting pub PAs through their paces, to date they’ve shared stages with Gooch Palms and Bleeding Knees Club charming crowds with their loose and boisterous energy driven by their infectious songs. Along the way Pleasure Coma have become acquainted with festival stages including King Street Crawl and were blessed with an opening set at Splendour in the Grass 2018, charged with the role of christening the Smirnoff tent with a blistering 2 hour DJ set of punk, rock and garage.

Pleasure Coma comprises 4 upstanding young Centrelink beneficiaries who hail from all parts of NSW. Lead singer and guitarist, Tasker, calls the tiny regional NSW township of Guyra home (population 1,900). Later moving to Coffs Harbour and now Sydney, the band’s debut EP was recorded entirely in the space under Tasker’s Ikea-inspired raised bunk bed in his Redfern sharehouse (also featured in the “Waiting” video). Reminiscent of early Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day, the band’s eccentricities and energy beautifully colour their DIY approach, always anchored to carefully crafted songwriting.

A prolific songwriter, 22 year old Tasker might already be familiar to many Australian music fans, with songwriting credits on tracks by Tia Gostelow and Kinder alongside his solo production work collaborating with artists like G Flip and Alison Wonderland. The melodic instincts and musical prowess evident on that work comes to the fore in Tasker’s debut alongside his pals in Pleasure Coma.

Beneath the scuzz and swagger of this ramshackle group are songs which intelligently give breath to day to day struggles. And at a time when being a group of white dudes releasing music might not – on paper – resemble a compelling hook, Pleasure Coma lift the veil on that very concept of modern identity, by exploring themes of esteem, courage and compassion. Lean in closely, there’s more to them than you might think.

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AMAYA LAUCIRICA

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AMAYA LAUCIRICA

SAT 16TH MARCH 8:30PM

Amaya Laucirica returns to Kyneton for an intimate show upstairs having just supported NZ pop icon Jonathan Bree as well as performing at Beechworth Festival.
Combining the swirling contours of Cocteau Twins with the wistful melodies of The Go-Betweens and the sonic depth of Yo La Tengo, 
Amaya released her new album, Rituals, internationally in March 2018 on UK label Opposite Number. The album was supported by a tour of the UK and Europe in May including performances at The Great Escape Festival (UK) and Primavera Sound (Spain) as well as Dark Mofo back home in Australia.

Praise for Rituals
Rough Trade (UK) Album's Of The Month, March 2018
“Absorbing and mesmerising” - The Morning Star, UK ****
“An under-the-radar earworm lodging in the head and heart alike” - The Australian, AU *** ½
“Bright and brilliant enough to immediately thrust her forthcoming new LP in to the ‘essential’ category” – GoldFlakePaint UK
http://www.amayalaucirica.com
Rituals on SoundCloud
Film Clip for 'More Than This'
Film Clip for 'All Of Our Time'
 “… the kind of thing that conjures highway lines blurring under wheels, pink-lit tundras, glazed pupils and the Jesus and Mary Chain.” - The Guardian, AU

“All Of Our Time” is the work of seasoned artist Amaya Laucirica, someone who is still perfecting their sound four albums in” – The Line Of Best Fit, UK

“Amaya Laucirica’s new single will trap you and won’t let go” – Double J, AU

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BAMJB

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SKYSCRAPER STAN & THE COMMISSION FLATS

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SKYSCRAPER STAN & THE COMMISSION FLATS

Fri 15th March 8:30pm

Special Guest Matthew Colin

Celebrating the release of the single "On Your Corner" Skyscraper Stan is bringing his band the Commission Flats to Major Toms as part of his East Coast Tour. Touted as a "beacon of the Australian songwriting scene" "Skyscraper" Stan Woodhouse has been entertaining crowds around the country since the release of his debut album in 2015.


On Your Corner is the latest single from “Golden Boy”, Skyscraper Stan’s second studio album due for release in May 2019. As the songwriter himself says when introducing this track at live shows “This is a song about the unequal distribution of emotional labour in romantic relationships”. Written in a Darwin hotel room halfway through a gruelling solo tour and recorded at Woodstock studios in Melbourne it is typical of Stan’s lyrical work - rich in imagery, honest, heart wrenching and at times a little tongue in cheek.

TICKETS here https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/59aa3396-1e50-4bc3-86cd-bd955630bbd7?fbclid=IwAR3R6OH59wESn420XXcaLmR3prg8BayrhHomuWiGBRzrZcyYFzeGb0PG1QY

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GEORGIA STATE LINE/ PATRICK WILSON/ WILLIAM ALEXANDER

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GEORGIA STATE LINE/ PATRICK WILSON/ WILLIAM ALEXANDER

Fri 8th Feb 8:30pm

Front person of Melbourne based band Georgia State Line; Georgia Delves, alongside songwriters Patrick Wilson and William Alexander are teaming up for a short run of tour dates across March.

There’s a tender, unmistakable charm that lingers in the work of natural-born storyteller, Patrick Wilson. Rich in craftsmanship, Wilson’s trademark sound and approach to songwriting are gifts only strengthened by the life he breathes into performance.
Paired alongside Georgia State Line’s unique brand of country-infused melancholy yields music that’s equal parts heartsick and hopeful. Delves’ voice is effortlessly colourful, lyrical and textural with a depth and grace to rival even the most revered of talents.

Together the pair have performed Out On The Weekend (Wagons, Margo Price), supported Eilen Jewell (USA) and country legends The Bellamy Brothers (USA).

Whilst crooning troubadour and old time folk singer, William Alexander (the kid from Bourke), brings back the songs of hillbilly and country musics greatest figures as well as his own songs of the new world and all its trials and tragedies.
TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BAVLT

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LOOSE TOOTH

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LOOSE TOOTH

Sat March 2nd 8:30pm

Special guests Baby Blue

With Keep Up, Melbourne three-piece Loose Tooth have inked their impeccable ear for a hook on a fresh sonic palate; the howling guitars of their first EP Saturn Returns peeled back to foreground the striking to and fro of the band's distinctive vocalists.  That's three for three - Etta Curry (drums, vocals), Luc Dawson (bass, vocals, guitar, keys), and Nellie Jackson (guitar, vocals) - long time friends with a democratic approach to both songwriting and influences.

Where Saturn Returns was squared in youthful abandon, the band's debut album is the hangover; recognising a tension between keeping up in a shifting landscape of necessity and staking out your own version of happiness as you wave goodbye to your golden twenties.   

Raised on the holy trinity of soul, country and Eddy Current, their debut LP is a living reminder that the B-52's used to be a punk band and the light hasn't gone out on the storied shores of St Kilda

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BAIOW

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DELSINKI

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DELSINKI

SAT 16TH FEB 8:30PM

What do the ACO, Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil, Steve Pigram from the Pigram Brothers, Brian Ritchie from the Violent Femmes, Richard Tognetti, cinematographer Jon Frank and astounding indigenous musician “Yamatji Man” Mark Atkins have in common?

DELSINKI has joined creative forces with them all.

Shape-shifting uncategorizable post-colonialist DELSINKI will release his debut album, “And No Place Was Found for Them” an amalgam of honest and compelling narratives about war, loss, ageing, tribalism, emotions, nature, the futility of urban life and the perils of conformity. Big themes, fully realised. 

 Produced elegantly by Cameron McKenzie, the songs are by turn brittle and delicate, orchestral, then rollicking, then hard hitting, then reflective. The album covers the scope of DELSINKI’s extraordinary gamut of styles and collaborations, and each song is accompanied by a deluxe video. 

Grateful for small mercies, and being a bower bird par excellence, DELSINKI’s approach contains traces of (amongst others) of Leonard Cohen, Tim Winton, John Brack, and bush poets and dreamers, all of whom litter this unique vision of contemporary Australian life.

Delsinki has a crack band, including Justin Brady from Things of Stone and Wood, a top notch rhythm section and vocalists Ruby, Brooke Taylor and Coby Grant, all of whom share the spotlight on this stunning album.

 Delsinki’s music is represented by GO ! / GoGaga - the new home for the songs of Cash Savage, Peep Tempel, Tumbleweed and others

They will be joined by Desperateens who feature musicians from ’Trial Kennedy’ and ‘Ecca Vandal’. Desperateens are normally a 7 piece but for this show will be doing a special line up - two guys and two gals with harmonies galore.

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BAOCR

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