Hat-trick for our Dom STARS: Dom Borzestowski, second from left, with his Gang Of Youths bandmates at the ARIA Awards.
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It followed their earlier award for Producer Of The Year.
Besides walking the red carpet and receiving their pointy trophies, Gang Of Youths also performed their single What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?
JANE IN FAST LANEKYLIE Jane is hoping the biggest performance of her career at the Newcastle 500 Supercars on Sunday leads to moreopportunities in the music industry.
BIG AUDIENCE: Newcastle singer Kylie Jane performing the National Anthem before the Newcastle 500 Supercars race on Sunday. Picture: Jonathan Carroll
The 26-year-old Newcastle musician performed the n National Anthem prior to the final race of the Supercars season in front of a live audience of 56,000 and an estimated television viewership of 472,000 across Network Ten and Fox Sports.
“I didn’t realise how big it was until they started telling me how it would be broadcastand how people would be watching and how many tickets they were selling and I was like ‘wow’,” Jane said.
Last year Jane appeared on The Voice and in February she released the EP Black Swan.She plans to recorda new single shortly for release in the new year.
Since the Supercars appearance Jane has been inundated with messages and requests for bookings.
It’s not the first time Jane has sang the National Anthem before a sporting event. As a 15-year-old she performed at the n Go-Karts Championships in her home town of Dubbo, which was also broadcast on Fox Sports.
ON FUNKY VOYAGEIT wasfive long years performing and refining their sound before Plastic Voyage released their debut record,but the results justified the journey.
The Newcastle funk-rock five-piece ofBrad Marriott,Jason Topic (guitars/vocals), Nathan Topic (bass/vocals), Mat Sullivan (drums) andWillGrahame (keys)released the five-track EP Lose MyHead earlier this month.
HEADS UP: Plastic Voyage released their debut EP earlier this month. Picture: Swamp House Photography.
It’s a diverse mixture of funk, groove, world music, blues and jazz, which was recorded in Sawtooth Studios and co-produced by Jason Topic and his brother Clint.
“This recording was trying to find the type of sound we like to play live in as good a way possible on a recording,” Jason Topic said.
To achieve that, older songs like Bubblegum Road and Lovebite were redesigned and new tracks Another Crime and Let It Go were almost entirely written in the studio. The result was a loose and improvised sound.
“We tried to keep a level of flexibility in our approach, even though we’d been playing some of these things for quite a while,” Topic said.
“The approach wasn’t to it nail down and do it, it was to try and find the best thing for the song at the time.”
Plastic Voyage launch Lose My Head atSawtooth Studios on December 16.
MORE FROM JOHNSHOT on the heels of Daniel Johns’ Easybeats cover with his one-off band Boom Tish, the former Silverchair frontman has continued his comeback to music with another collaboration.
This time the Newcastle legend has teamed up with electronic producer What So Not, real name Chris Emerson, for the track Be Ok Again.
Johns joins a list of famous artists to have collaborated with Emerson, which also includes reigning Triple J Hottest 100 winner Flume, Peking Duk and Major Lazer.
The track with its heavy synths and EDM beatsis unlikely to please traditional Silverchair fans, but it again showcases Johns’ superb vocal range.
HOLY RETURNFREQUENT visitors Holy Holy have announced they willreturn to the Small Ballroomon February 25, just eight months after selling out the Islington venue.
The indie rockers added the date at the end of their summer Love Is For Amateurs tour after a gap became available in their schedule.
A PUNKY NYEANYONE looking to ring in 2018 with a blast of distortion and punk debauchery will be excited by the news that Pist Idiots are headlining the Hamilton Station Hotel on New Year’s Eve.
The Bankstown four-piece will be joined byArchy Punker,Viral Eyes and Newcastle ladsScumdrops.
It’s been a massive year for Pist Idiots. In May they released their debut self-titled EP, which includes the catchy and provocative single F—k Off.
NO-FI YULETIDETHOSE cool indie peeps at Newcastle’s No-Fi Collective have signed Gold Coast pop-garage band Bleeding Knees Club for Christmas.
No-Fi Fridays: Christmas Special is scheduled for December 22 at the Cambridge Hotel’s warehouse bar. The rest of the line-up will be announced shortly.
Bleeding Knees Clubreleased their debut album Nothing To Do in 2012 and have been relatively quiet until earlier this year when they made their comebackwith the EP Chew The Gum.