Royal Chant + Casual Swimwear

Fri, 09 Feb 10PM  

Royal Chant

rock, indie, Garage, DIY
(Port Macquarie, nsw)
I can't tell you...but I can play it for you.
Royal Chant: 14 years. 9 albums. Royal Chant get around. Royal Chant (often abbreviated as RC) is an Australian indie rock band formed in 2009 in the small coastal town of Port Macquarie. The band has made frequent personnel changes but has always maintained the presence of founder and principal songwriter & singer/guitarist Mark Spence. Taking his initial songwriting cues from Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Robert Pollard, Shane MacGowan, & Michael Stipe, Royal Chant's extensive songbook contains trace elements of Sonic Youth, GBV, the early proto-punk of Idlewild, countless anonymous B-sides from one-hit-wonders, and anything with heart, a good melody, and plenty of overdriven kick, all thrown together over the years into a fuzz-box blender and fused with a blue-collar work ethic, good manners, and an odd penchant for trying their best to be polite and on time.
The current RC line-up consists of Mark on guitar/baritone guitar & vocals and Wade Mobbs behind the drums, with guitarist and multi-instrumentalist James Carthew remaining a contributing member of the band both on record and on stage despite living in Ann Arbour, Michigan in the U-S-of-A. The band is hard at work finding the perfect fuzz tone for their 10th studio LP, "Be Your Own Boss", set for launch at the end of 2023.

Casual Swimwear

psychedelic, indie, New Wave, Yeehaw, Party
(Sydney, nsw)
Probably a band.

Casual Swimwear are a 5-piece synth-rock yeehaw party band playing up-beat and ridiculous songs about animals, mermen and inanimate objects with loud guitars, wonky synths and violin