3/22 The Satellite (with Damien Jurado, 9 PM)
3/23 Hotel Cafe @ 7 PM
Few bands have made more of the past 12 months than Sydney quartet The Jezabels. Since releasing their second EP, She’s So Hard, in November 2009, the four-piece have toured the country supporting Tegan & Sara, Katie Noonan and Josh Pyke, and as headliners in their own right (selling out shows nationally in the process).
Said The Whale
3/23 Three Clubs (with Boats and Bronto Skylift, 9 PM)
Said The Whale formed in 2007 as a collaboration between songwriters Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft. The pair’s debut EP, Taking Abalonia, featured sunny west coast indie pop, with breezy harmonies, shimmering guitars, and lyrical tributes to their home city of Vancouver. With stylistic forays that include backwoods folk (“False Creek Change”) and danceable ukulele/glockenspiel rave-ups (“Goodnight Moon”), it’s the sound of a band coming into its own, delivering on the promise of its early recordings.
3/24 Bootleg Theater (with Army Navy and Chasing Kings, 8:30 PM)
One of the most dynamic and provocative rock ensembles on the London music scene today, The Hours’ took the US by storm in early 2010 with their US debut single, “Ali In The Jungle”. Having served time in some of the most esteemed UK bands, singer-songwriter-guitarist Antony Genn (whose credentials include stints with Pulp and Elastica) and multi-instrumentalist Martin Slattery (whose resume includes playing with Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape) don’t waste time wallowing in Britpop history, but rather keen to add to it with their band, The Hours.
Hungry Kids of Hungary
3/26 The Echo (The Aussie BBQ with/ Maniac, Andy Clockwise, Dan Brodie & The Grieving Widows, Grand Atlantic, The Level Spirits, The Boat People, Wagons, Dogs, Dash & Will, Novocaines and Sampology, 8 PM)
In a remarkably slight period of time, Brisbane’s Hungry Kids of Hungary have managed to secure a remarkable array of accomplishments. In less than four years, the indie-pop four-piece have rapidly segued from promising local indie-rock prospects to a pop-rock act of national significance and international potential.