Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Back home!

Tanya and I arrived back in Sydney a couple of days ago, jet lag still sliding over. We miss NYC and all our new friends like crazy, but can't argue that to return home to Sydney summer is pretty much the same as winning a great prize... just like these great prizes that have been lauded upon us just in time for our return!

FBI 94.5 and Timeout Sydney SMAC Awards 2009 - Next Big Thing

It's really encouraging to know that these awards were voted by Sydney public - after a year of working hard it's awesome to feel the support of our peers. The awards ceremony was rad too, I got a chance to kill fifty birds with one stone and say hi to many friends I hadn't seen in a couple of months, all who were looking no less than smashing.

triple j Unearthed - Big Day Out 2010

We were also fortunate enough to be selected to play a slot at Big Day Out 2010 in Sydney as a part of triple J's Unearthed - kind of living a dream had when we were 14 years old, not bad!

Oh and still speaking of awards/prizes, Jonti and Will are still in NYC under the guise of Jonti's solo project Danimals because of this... pretty fucking astounding right?

And so seeing as these guys are unexpectedly still outta town, Tan and I decided to reinterpret our songs for the gig we were booked to play at Oxford Art Factory tonight (!) with 'friend bands' Fergus Brown and WIM. At first a little unsure of how were were going to do it without the other kids, we've brought in the help of our producer extroadinaire Jono Ma + beloved Sherlock's brethren Graeme Pillemer to reinterpret the songs and turn them into hypo-techno-African-kraut jams using loop pedals, floor toms, Korg MS20, Roland 808 and Tanya's kitch (and fucking incredible) Lowrey organ. Can't wait, it sounded and felt incredible in rehearsal last night! Come!



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