Custard formed in Brisbane in 1990 and spent a decade recording albums and touring the world.
Classics such as “Apartment”, “Music is Crap”, “Schtum” and “Girls Like That (Don’t go for guys like us)” literally fell from their fingertips. They split up in 1999, no one seems to remember the reason why.
After waiting the obligatory ten years or so, they returned to the studio in 2015 to bash out the album “Come Back All Is Forgiven”. People liked it just enough for Custard to do another album, 2017’s “The Common Touch”. Now, here we are, it’s 2018 and Custard are playing some shows. They probably won’t play any other shows for a while. Make of that what you will.
Celebrating the 20 year anniversary of their award winning and chart topping album pink pills, The Mavis’s are hitting the road to play a limited run of shows to celebrate. Featuring songs spanning all 3 albums of their career, original members Matt, Beki and Nik will be touring together for the first time in over 15 years. Best known for their chart topping single Cry, The Mavis’s were staples on the radio and the TV in the 90s with songs such as Thunder, Lever, Puberty Song and Naughty Boy. Always hard to pigeon hole, The Mavis’s’ sound walked a tightrope between lush, layered pop, space age dub and electro, and hard edged guitar driven rock… with the duelling male female/ brother sister vocals. Their hit album Pink Pills effortlessly combined all these sounds to create one of the most eclectic and exciting albums of the nineties.
So much so that it went on to achieve gold record status and was nominated for multiple ARIA awards. If you were there in the nineties you won’t want to miss the chance of reliving the experience of seeing The Mavis’s live and remembering why they had a reputation for delivering over their time consistent exciting fun live shows. And if you weren’t there, well now is your chance.
“Forget Jet, The Vines, even You Am I... Screamfeeder are hands down the country's best rock band and Take You Apart is all the proof you need. For real.” (Time Off magazine, Brisbane , 11/03) Screamfeeder. A 3-piece noisy pop/indie rock band from Brisbane, Australia. Lovers of loud and beautiful music since the day they were each conceived, they have been compared to all the greats; Husker Du, The Jam, GBV and The Who. Contradictions and dualities abound within Screamfeeder, and therein lies their beauty.
Starting in 1997, Anaid’s self-funded and self-produced feral-folk debut stood out amongst the hip hop and teen-pop that was dominating the 90’s airwaves, spawning the #1 alternative hit I Go Off, and leaving many to wonder if this young mum was just another one trick pony.
Diana’s follow up I Don’t Think I’m Pregnant saw her receive her 5th ARIA nomination and her second inclusion in Triple J's Hottest 100, crossing into commercial radio with Don’t Believe In Love and silencing those who had placed her in the one-hit-wonder pile. With comparisons to Liz Phair, P.J Harvey and Ani DiFranco, Diana Ah Naid (as she was known until changing it to the palindromic Anaid) in 2004 cracked the U.S market with Last Thing and her ‘No Boys Allowed’ campaign, which saw the single climb into the Billboard Top40.
Anaid is a stand-out musician who “continues delivering authentic, original music” (Kathy McCabe)",and is a pioneer of a “Different kind of girl power” (Music Network)
Still livin’ the dream, the Shag Rock boys are back on the road for their ‘Loosen Up’ tour this August. Since the release of their debut album 'Barefoot' in February, they’ve toured non-stop around the country in the van they call home (or more specifically, The Shag Wagon), making mates and spreading their surf-rock vibes. Working with Ian Haug (Powderfinger) and Airlock Studios, Shag Rock have had a big year after selling out their hometown headline at the Brightside in Brisbane, racking up thousands of views on their Shagazine web-isodes and more than a million streams on Spotify. The lads show no signs of slowing down with a few fire singles set to be released later in the year as they gear up for their first U.S tour this October, returning just in time for Brisbane’s beloved Red Deer Festival. It's all happening. Crowds are
filling, beers are emptying. Come get around Shag Rock!
ELIZA AND THE DELUSIONALS
Acclaimed indie rock band Eliza & The Delusionals are one of the most exciting groups breaking out of the Australian music scene. Led by colourful front woman Eliza Klatt, they have been making waves since their inception in early 2015, with a sound that has been likened to that of Catfish & The Bottlemen and Alex Lahey.
2016 saw Eliza & The Delusionals release their debut single, ‘The Ground’ which was met with acclaim from fans and critics alike. Embarking on two Australian tours throughout the year, they capped off 2016 with the release of a new single 'Salt', which Triple J’s Dom Alessio described as, “a fuzzy stab of power pop that’s sure to brighten your day.”
2017 has seen Eliza & The Delusionals supporting Ali Barter, Polish Club and UK rock outfit Moose Blood, before heading off on Australian tours supporting Dear Seattle and Killing Heidi.
They were featured in March as a triple j Unearthed Feature artist, won the triple j Unearthed NIDA Music Video Comp and shortly after embarked on their first international tour to Canadian Music Week.
With ‘Salt’ landing a nomination for ‘Song Of The Year’ at the 2017 Gold Coast Music Awards, the Eliza & The Delusionals momentum only seems to be growing.
THE BRAINS TRUST
Sunshine Coast trio The Brains Trust combine luscious soul textures and hip-hop attitude into
beats that punch out of any sound system. The combined skills of producers
Jonny Boinkin and Ed Ruben create new vibrations of the body and mind, topped
off by glistening vocals from talented songstress Jess Lean. Fusing deep bass,
mellow ambience and classic soul showmanship, a live performance from The Brains Trust will convince you that three heads are better than one!