Heil Spirits is playing some shows in Melbourne on the back of his new CDR Hidden Hunter out now on Glacial Avatar. We’ve heard it, and as we’ve come to expect from Eli Partridge, it’s unbelievably heavy and beautiful and relentless! First up is a Sabbatical showcase which will also feature James Rushford & Joe Talia, Laral, and the new mouthful of a solo project of Mitchell Brennan from Brassskulls which is Anekantavada, at The Old Bar on Sept 17.
Next is a show with Aktion Unit, Dead Boomers, and Rob Mason at Loophole on Sept 18. Then On Sunday there’s a massive show at Mark Skelton’s house where Eli will play a collaborative set under the name of Dysbiotic Dialectic with members of Aktion Unit, Default Jamerson, and Dead Boomers. Truth From Facts, John Butler Fucks Kidz, She Camel Of God, JK Fuller, Sleeping Weather, and Kristian M Roberts are playing too.
Sept 17 8.30pm
The Old Bar 74-76 Johnston St
Say goodbye to Aktion Unit with a great afternoon rock show this Sunday at Serial Space in Sydney.
Aktion Unit, one of Melbourne’s more dynamic improvising noise rock groups, has returned after a mid-year tour in 2008 which included the establishment of the riotous Static Age Festival at Marrickville warehouse Dirty Shirlows. Drawing primarily from rock instruments and whatever sound sources that contact mics can be attached to, Aktion Unit have formed a reputation for mindless chaos that is only trumped by the lengthy ambient pieces that frequently interrupt more boisterous sets. For this show, the three piece will by joined by by True Radical Miracle bassist and Sabbatical Records head Leith Thomas and Crab Smasher drummer Marnie Elizabeth Vaughn.
In support is American ex-Pat Melbournian artist and musician Grant Gronewold, making Wu-Tang Clan inspired lo-fi songs as Cougar Flashy, Brisbane sludge duo No Anchor, Sydney-based laptop guitarist Scissor Lock, and the long awaited return of Young Lions, the piano-based songwriting project of Lizzie Nagy.
Sunday April 26
Wellington St Chippendale
Saturday April 25 will see an eclectic assortment of experimental musicians perform at the famous Croatian Club in Newcastle. Be sure to catch the epic guitar and insect sound scapes of Seaworthy from Sydney, whose new album 1897 is out on 12k. Also appearing will be Heil Spirits from Lismore, Aktion Unit, and Microvom from Melbourne, and the debut collaborative performances of Butler/Brennan Duo (Mitchell Brennan from Brassskulls and Fjorn Butler) and Whale Hunter (Grant Hunter from Crab Smasher and Marcus Whale of Scissor Lock). Bands will start around 3pm.
Saturday April 25 Croatian-Wickham Sports Club Albert St Wickham
Last year’s Static Age Festival was a wild success and this year is going to be great too. The event is to take place at the Dirty Shirlows warehouse in Marrickville on April 24 and will feature a diverse selection of challenging outsider punk/noise/drone/metal/pop/rock music, including No Anchor from Brisbane, Heil Spirits from Lismore, Aktion Unit, Cougar Flashy, and Walrora from Melbourne, Crab Smasher, and Brassskulls from Newcastle, and Moonmilk and Crux from Sydney.
Friday, April 24, 2009 at 7:00pm Dirty Shirlows 32 Shirlow St Marrickville