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SICKO Launch Party

  • The Sly Fox 199 Enmore Road Enmore, NSW, 2042 Australia (map)

The Launch of Sydney’s newest weekly night of exploratory music.
Think 3 hours of the Knitting Factory on a Sunday night, followed by two hours of kooky, weird and left of centre DJs or live electronica.

We are proud to present -

Paris Pompour - legendary DJ from Groovescooter playing the interstitial sets.

Hinterlandt is a Sydney-based ensemble playing acoustic, progressive indie-chamber music. For the launch of the SICKO series, the group will perform its new Sollbruchstelle set in full, plus selected movements from previous compositions such as Ode to Doubt. The new material is more energetic than earlier works, combining unusual instrumentation, polyrhythmic structures and avant-garde practices with a sense of beauty and catchy melodies.

On Sollbruchstelle, Hinterlandt makes use of acoustic guitar as a quasi-percussion instrument, cello to hold the bottom end together with its heavy double stops, and two violins in question-and-answer conversations, not unlike a pair of witty sisters who finish each others’ sentences. Angular, progressive semitone- and triton-driven sections alternate with melodies that wouldn’t be out of place in independent pop music. Constantly shifting time signatures and harmonic progressions keep the piece interesting for the 19 minutes of its duration.

Since the beginning of 2018, Hinterlandt has already performed at venues such as MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and more.

Dingbats? create thematic improvisations, soundscapes and dense, layered grooves.
Utilising a multitude of approaches and influences, the resulting music evokes Bill Frisell, Kyuss, Pink Floyd and Battles notes, engaging both listeners and haters alike with ambient yet hard hitting, durgy yet bright, and syrupy yet sparse music. 
Serve accompanying a William Burroughs novel, as a Mathew Barney sound track or up neat - This is improvised music for the people.
This performance will feature special guest drummer and improviser Simon Barker (Trace Sphere, Chiri, Showa 44, and Band of Five Names) 

Oli Thorpe - Guitar
Tim Curnick - Bass
Simon Barker - Drums

Sofie Loizou
Bringing together beautifully nuanced electronics with forward-thinking dancefloor sensibilities and a polished live presence that’s impressed the likes of The Gaslamp Killer, Flying Lotus, Low End Theory, Teebs, Jeremiah Jae and Theo Parrish.
A classically trained musician, composer, producer and media artist, Anomie’s past has many highlights including as a long-time presenter of 2SER’s Shadows Of Tomorrow beats show; a Red Bull Music Academy graduate; an Australia Council for the Arts grant recipient, a highlight at Croatia’s Outlook, Barcelona’s Sonar and the Netherlands’ Gogbot festivals; and revered performer at Stereosonic, St Jerome’s Laneway, Sub Sonic and Peats Ridge.
Sofie Loizou - Omnichord, electronics, field recordings inspired by recent trip to Bandung Indonesia. 

Jack Shit
Mr Shit is a disc-jockey for the ages - a broad-caster and eclectic specialist renowned for his detailed, site-specific sets of stirring sound.

Earlier Event: April 29
Sizzle 2018