Neon Tetra's Five Favourite Gigs Of 2018 So Far
The fellas are currently celebrating their jazzy new EP, Pollen, with some launch shows.
Adelaide four-piece Neon Tetra have hard a barnstorming 2018 so far, working on a formidable live show, supporting some dude called Robbie Williams, and most recently releasing a stellar debut EP, Pollen. The three-tracker is a groove-laden blend of funk, soul, jazz and disco, creating some hot'n'spicy dancefloors all over the place. "Dan wrote a lot of tunes while listening to artists like Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes...the soul funk shines through with Josh’s gospel-like vocals lending themself passionately to the feelings of the Motown era. The use of synth and strong grooves links the band’s more experimental beginnings with current pop tones of the music," says the band.
Not ones to take all the spotlight, they sent us a few of their favourite gigs so far this year, which you can check out below. And once you have, maybe you can check 'em out at one of their many upcoming shows, who knows maybe they'll end up on your fave gigs of the year list?
Liam’s Top Gigs of 2018:
Wanderers @ The Grace Emily:
This performance cemented Wanderers in my mind as one of Adelaide’s premier veteran acts. The Grace Emily transformed into a smoky, sweaty mess that night as the crowd was treated to raucous and groovy rock'n'roll that sat so sweetly in the pocket. Every member of that band demonstrated their deep well of talent, and I was left completely stunned.
Mildlife @ Chateau Apollo:
Mildlife’s psych-disco genius blessed all in attendance at Chateau Apollo that night. Superbly layered synths, a hypnotic drum and bass combo, tight lead lines and tasteful vocoder. Mildlife held each member of the audience in a trance from start to finish. I haven’t stopped
talking about this gig since.
Naomi Keyte @ Ayers House:
Naomi’s beautiful and refined compositions were complimented perfectly by the stunning surroundings of Ayers House. Performing alongside her full band, they demonstrated amazing dynamic range pulling and pushing as they pleased. Naomi held each of us in the palm of her hand as she led us along an impactful musical journey.
Heaps Good Friends @ Rocket Bar:
Heaps Good Friends treated us to a tight, quirky dance-party that was an overwhelming amount of fun. Playing to a room packed to the brim with adoring fans, Heaps Good Friends’ joyful energy spread throughout the room like wildfire. I’ve never felt so much happiness in
a room at a live show before.
Ollie English @ Adelaide 500:
Ollie ‘Songbird of our Generation’ English is a supreme talent. The richness and soul in his voice is unlike anything I’ve witnessed before and I was fortunate enough to be side of stage as he captivated thousands of people at the Adelaide 500. With his powerfully skilled 7-piece band behind him he claimed this giant stage as his own and delivered one of the most powerful vocal performances I’ve ever seen.
Fri 3 Aug - Rocket Bar Adelaide w/ Peachnoise + Sleepy Lizard (EP LAUNCH)
Sat 11 Aug - The Grace Darling, Melbourne w/ Peachnoise, The Oh Balters + Little Elizabeth
Fri 17 Aug - Botany View Hotel, Sydney w/ Hector Gachan, WAWAWOW + Mamajon
Fri 24 Aug - Netherworld, Brisbane w/ GD FRNDS DJs
Sat 25 Aug - Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
Sun 26 Aug - Shark Bar, Gold Coast
Sat 1 Sep - Crown & Anchor Hotel, Adelaide w/ Rat Ta Mango + Apollo Sons
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