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The Lucky Wonders
Fri Sept 3, The Troubadour, Brisbane, w/ Skipping Girl
Vinegar and Autumn; Sun Sept 12, Livespark at The
Brisbane Powerhouse, w/ Ichabods Crane, 3.30pm;
Sun Sept 19, Lennox Point Hotel, Lennox Head, 4pm;
Sat Sept 25, Clancy's Fish Pub, Fremantle WA, 8pm.
Thurs Sept 2, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney; Fri Sept 3,
East Brunswick Club, Melbourne; Sun Sept 5, The
Brisbane Hotel, Hobart.
So Frenchy, So Chic
Thurs Sept 30, Emilie Simon and Melanie Pain, The
Metro Theatre, Sydney.
e most obvious quality of Tether front-lady
Cat Robinson is her absolute devotion to music.
Having been in one band or another since the
tender age of 19, with all the obligatory ups and
downs between then and now, the passion for do-
ing what she loves most in the the world, i.e. mak-
ing music, is as strong now as ever.
A er she formally kicked o Tether around
three years ago with the release of the 'Above'
video clip, things are moving steadily along with
a debut album in the works as well as a forthcom-
ing clip for 'She Moves', a track apparently penned
by Cat a er a brilliant night out in the darkened
depths of the infamous Phoenix on Oxford St.
Fans and critics alike note the innate depth
and stunning intensity to Tether's music, likening
Cat's vocals to that of Katie Noonan, or perhaps
the musical love child of PJ Har vey and Portis -
Though the gals (and guys) have played to
all sorts of crowds over the past few years, Cat
notes that the smaller venues are far better --
her favourite show yet being at Bondi club,
Moceans. "It was just full of people who love
music, and there were heaps of those moments
where the crowd just shuts up and listens to the
music. That doesn't happen often in Sydney!"
Though the album is still a while off, as
is the curse of any labour of love, Tether are
spending much of their time wooing the lo-
cal Sydney crowds, including the upcom-
ing Chick BOOM! at The Sandringham in
Newtown this Sunday (see below). For more
gigs and dates check out their website and/or
In the lead up to the very rst birthday of Syd-
ney's open mic night for lady lovers and the like,
Chicks with Picks is bringing you something
absolutely fabulously new. In an e ort to breathe
further life into the long struggling Sydney music
scene and bring our local ladies to the forefront
once again, Chick BOOM! is time round,
all eyes are on full band setups full of grunt
and passion, amongst burlesque, drag and all
e very rst edition this coming Sunday
August 29th is a fundraiser for the forthcoming
Chicks with Picks Compilation CD, so rock up
to the Sandringham, King St, Newtown, to see
Genevieve Chadwick, Tether, You & Me in the
Kitchen Tree, Salome Antoinette and Bonney
Read in all their glory and pre-purchase yourself a
copy of the disc (released October 10th).
and the New Slang
Modern Day Addiction
Since 1998 the beautiful Clare
Bowditch has been soothing
and caressing our ears with soft, gentle tunes,
but now up to her 6th studio album and a brand
spankin' new band to boot, it's time for something
different. Modern Day Addiction picks up where
Clare left off with The Moon Looked On, this time
with a focus on upbeat pop tunes, steering further
towards her long loved Casio keyboard and away
from the soft folky acoustic guitar of yore.
Amanda Palmer Performs the
Popular Hits of Radiohead on
the Ukulele (EP)
Yep, she's done it again.
Yet another brilliant recording by the painfully
talented Amanda Palmer. Though the title may
be exhausting at first glance, the recording itself
is something of effortless beauty. A mix of live
tracks (including two versions of 'Creep') and
studio recordings, this digital release features six
of Radiohead's most notorious tunes performed
exactly as the title would suggest -- proving that
in this case less is most definitely more.
I Believe You Liar
After three brilliant EPs since
early 2008, Melbourne based
Washington have, at long last,
released their debut (and highly anticipated)
album. Unfortunately an even third of the album is
populated by previously released tracks, though
it must be said that the remaining newbies are
well worth the dosh. Pick up I Believe You Liar
and prepare to be won over again and again by
Washington's delightful folk pop crooning.
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