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Australian music fans are currently living in a very exciting time, when it’s come to the emergence of some seriously talented artists. Fresh new faces are coming through with an unabashed drive and confidence in their art. In providing a platform for some of these artists to further expand on already growing, dynamic live shows, THE COLLECTIVE is kicking off in Sydney this December! Featuring a stand out line-up of artists including CLEWS, TOTTY, The Buoys, Cry Club and Spit Chewy, The Collective is a space for A-Grade artistry to shine. Presented by 1-2 Entertainment, who are behind the successful A Weekend In The Gardens series and New Find, The Collective brings the same energy and spirit - curating a night of stellar music by some of Australia’s legends in the making.
Recently signing with Wonderlick Records following an impressive BIGSOUND appearance, Sydney duo CLEWS have already made great inroads through 2018 as a formidable live act to watch. Notable support slots with the likes of Portugal. The Man, Albert Hammond Jr and Holy Holy in the bag, the Richardson sisters are ready to take their music to the next level in 2019. Headlining The Collective in December is another step in that direction. “The Lansdowne is actually one of our favourite venues in Sydney and we’ve seen a lot of our favourite bands there; we can’t wait to headline in December with such a great line-up by our side!” CLEWS
Similarly, Wollongong’s TOTTY have made a great impact this year; their recent spot on this year’s Yours & Owls Festival roster exposed the band to large crowds frothing on their vivacious brand of ‘shed rock’. Still in the early chapters of their career, TOTTY have demonstrated a great passion for harnessing their huge sounds with single releases ‘RIFF’ and ‘SIGH’.
With the release of their debut EP SOFT BOY, Sydney four piece The Buoys bring distinctive sounds to the fore with fuzzed out guitars meeting sharp witted songwriting and effortless flair. They’ve already shared stages with the likes of The Delta Riggs, Julia Why?, Peter Bibby and Big White, firmly establishing The Buoys as a new name ready to flip the script in the same league as some of the country’s best rock bands. “We are so excited to be playing as part of The Collective and with so many amazing bands. As a band, we all agree how important it is to showcase and celebrate the huge amount of female/trans/non-binary talent in the music industry.” The Buoys
Since forming in January, Wollongong duo CRY CLUB have wasted no time in making their presence known. Bringing together post-punk with pop licks that make their music stand out even further, Cry Club’s powerful and intensely personal songwriting is channelled with a ferocity and brash honesty that has made them a group to watch.
Also emerged out of the Wollongong fold, SPIT CHEWY are also a flourishing name within the local music community. They’ve cut their teeth as live performances alongside the likes of The Preatures, Moaning Lisa and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets already this year and with their debut single ‘Grunge Is My Religion’, Spit Chewy have delivered quality music to match the hype continuing to swell around them. “Equal opportunity is so important to us and it’s amazing to be involved in an event like this, as they are making it possible.”
Celebrating the talented musicians and creative minds in our diverse community is an important element of what drives The Collective - with a line-up as sick as this one, the organisers have definitely struck while the iron is hot. “We are so lucky to be working with this incredible group of artists. It’s important for us to showcase just how many talented female and non-binary artists are in Oz right now. We can’t wait for the show!” The Collective