If you miss a time when funk was sexy and almost exclusively sound-tracked porn movie sets then you’re in luck. THUNDER FOX have emerged fully formed from the womb of funk, pop, hip hop and party to bring you good times. The band are releasing a brand new single to get you grooving with ‘Two For One’.
As a band we have a lot of different influences owing to the fact that we all
have very different backgrounds in music. As such, an epic live show for us is
one that incorporates many aspects of showmanship and musicality to craft
something that is greater than just the sum of its parts.
An international act as massive as the Arctic Monkeys draws a lot of hype, and
it would undoubtedly be a challenging task to live up to expectation time and
time again to crowds who expect you to perform like your career depends on
it. The Arctic Monkeys did just this during their Sydney show of their AM tour.
Epic stage presence from Alex Turner, huge production and tight execution in
performing songs in a very similar way to how people had heard them on the
record – the crowd wanted something, the band delivered it on a silver platter.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
King Gizzard, Aussie psych-rock/experimental- prog cosmonauts, grace this list
thanks to their fully-loaded barrage of raw musical energy that I experienced at
their 2017 Gizzfest show in Sydney. King Giz waste no time with formalities,
theatre or even song-breaks and get right into blasting out an unrelenting set
that leaves you satisfyingly exhausted.
The Cat Empire
Displaying a fiery concoction of showmanship, innovation and musical
expertise, The Cat Empire have established themselves over many years as one
of Australia’s most prominent live acts.
We value the ability to create something musically unique that sounds and
looks awesome above pretty much everything else, and the Cat Empire achieve
this through flawlessly integrating aspects of Cuban rhythms alongside
elements of jazz, funk and ska to produce some truly delicious sounds.
Sampa the Great
Over 2017 we had the pleasure of sharing the stage with countless talented
acts. One act that stood out above the rest was Zambian-born, Sydney based
experimental hip-hop extraordinaire: Sampa the Great.
Having seen Sampa the Great perform thrice over a short period it became
pretty clear that here was somebody worth keeping an eye on. Boasting
aggressive flow, distinct vocal tone, boundary pushing social commentary and
– perhaps most impressively – a performance that stays fresh with every gig,
Sampa is a worthy candidate for our top 5 live acts
Rounding off our list is Brisbane Brass powerhouse: Bullhorn.
Bullhorn shouts attitude, energy and raw talent with a killer lineup of horn
players who combine with frontman Roman MC to produce a delicious
concoction of fiery music-soup.
A brass band in and of itself creates
Thunder Fox ‘Two For One’ Tour
Saturday March 3rd Rhythm Hut Gosford
Friday March 8th Strawberry Boogie Wollongong Uni Bar
w/Tiny Little Houses
Friday 16th March Selina’s Coogee – Sydney
w/The Grouches + The Big Ilch
Saturday 17th March Smiths Alternative Canberra
$15 on the door
Sunday 18th March Birdhouse Wagga Wagga
Saturday 24th March Tanja Hall Bega
Friday 30th March – 2nd April Rabbits Eat Lettuce Festival Byron Bay