Always treading on the musical periphery, Popfrenzy bring an eclectic lineup to the Spectrum Now Festival Big Top at the Domain in Sydney this March with their very special live event Divine Times, co-presented with their mates Yours & Owls.
Headlining will be post-punk pioneers The Jesus and Mary Chain plus performances by eletctro tweakers, Seekae, Canadian indie darlings, Alvvays, artful lo-fi pop, U.S. Girls and the musically reimagined Jonathan Boulet.
After seldomly performing throughout the last decade, we are proud to have The Jesus and Mary Chain headline Divine Times. Donned in black leather with a riotous attitude and their back-to-basics approach to music, JAMC challenged the charts in the 80’s and 90’s and went on to influence bands like Nirvana and My Bloody Valentine, among others decades later.
Producing 8bit, synth heavy industrial electronica, effortlessly humanised with the sultry vocals of Alex Cameron since forming in 2006, Seekae are electro mainstayers. They’ve been hauled up in a Berlin studio recently working on material to follow up the widely successful third album, The Worry.
Canadian outfit, Alvvays secured the love of many with their heartbreakingly melancholy debut album last year. Perfect surf-tinged fuzzy pop tunes to accompany modern romances or moments of self-reflective solace will delight Australian fans on their first downunder visit.
Scratching beyond the fabricated surface of modern living, multidiciplanry artist, Meg Remy’s intrusive work as U.S Girls loads lo-fi pop with empathy inducing emotion. Using stripped back drum machine rhythm with sweeping synth melodies paired with sorrow filled yelps of the hardened heroine demand affection and complete attention.
Recently having returned from three years in Europ, Jonathan Boulet traded synth melodies for heavy feedback with his 2014 indie rock effort, Gubba. This hard stomping punk record shook the scene and tested the artist musically - to great effect.
POPFRENZY and YOURS AND OWLS PRESENTS DIVINE TIMES SATURDAY 5 MARCH 2016 Spectrum Now Festival at The Domain (Sydney)
THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN (UK), SEEKAE, ALVVAYS (CAN), U.S. GIRLS (USA)AND JONATHAN BOULET