MUSHROOM ANNOUNCE THE SECOND INSTALMENT OF‘MUSHROOM AFTER HOURS’ SERIES LIVE
AT COLONIAL BREWING CO. WITH PERFORMANCES FROM
WOLF ALICE (UK) + I KNOW LEOPARD (AUS)
|Mushroom is excited to announce the next chapter of Mushroom After Hours in partnership with Colonial Brewing Co, featuring live sets from Mercury Award-nominated British rockers Wolf Alice, and emerging Sydney-based indie pop four-piece I Know Leopard.After launching in style with sets from The Rubens and ALTA at the inaugural event in June, part two of the series will take place on Thursday 27 September (Grand Final public holiday eve) at Colonial’s brewery in Port Melbourne. You can check out The Rubens’ full set from the first Mushroom After Hours below.
|Transforming the brewery into an intimate and dynamic performance space, a group of lucky competition winners will ease into the Victorian long weekend with a selection of Colonial’s finest brews and tasty bites.The Mushroom After Hours event is an exclusive and free 18+ event with no tickets available to purchase. Enter to win a double pass by signing up at mushroom.com/afterhours and to get the scoop on future events.
The lucky winners will be notified on Wednesday 12 September.
Wolf Alice will be in the midst of their tour of Australia and New Zealand when they hit the stage at Mushroom After Hours. The band have had an enormous year, having released their highly anticipated and critically acclaimed sophomore album Vision Of A Life on Liberator Music in September 2017, which propelled them further into the limelight and solidified them as United Kingdom’s most exciting rock export.
‘There’s little to fault with Visions Of A Life, a rock/punk/indie hybrid that glides between genres with the conviction and skill of a much older band.’ – Rolling Stone Australia
With enormous tracks such as ‘Yuk Foo’, ‘Beautifully Unconventional’ and ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ littered throughout the incredible record, the band have been acknowledged with various accolades since its release including a BRIT Award nomination, a Mercury Award nomination, and the coveted triple j Feature Album here in Australia. This builds upon the love they received for their debut album, which earned them a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Performance. Live, they’re a force to be reckoned with. More details on Wolf Alice’s Australia and New Zealand tour can be found here.
‘Yes, the quartet can certainly howl and roar, as they do on the chaotic ‘Yuk Foo’ and the deadest punk of ‘Space & Time’, but amongst the shredding and noise they can’t disguise their inclination for sweet melody and atmosphere that makes some of their most cohesive songs, like ‘You’re A Germ’ and ‘Bros.’, stand out for their blend of ferocity and finesse.’ – triple j
Kicking off proceedings on the night will be I Know Leopard who have just returned to the scene with their standout new track and video ‘Landmine’, released via Ivy League. The Sydney-via-Adelaide outfit have released two EPs to date, but have now emerged with a vibrant new sound revelling in glam, dream pop and playful, upbeat, 70s soft rock, with a stunning new look to boot.
With a promise of a larger body of work on the horizon, they are shaping up for a breakout twelve months ahead.The band will be playing headline shows along the east coast this October, and will be gracing the stage at BIGSOUND on Thursday 6 September armed with artillery of new music.‘A single that retains their strengths – earworm melodies, textured harmonies, strings – but embraces a glittery new soft rock sound popularised by the kinds of ‘70s acts you’ll find clogging up vinyl bargain bins.’ – triple j
| MUSHROOM AFTER HOURSLIVE AT COLONIAL BREWING COTHURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER(AFL GRAND FINAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY EVE)
I KNOW LEOPARD ENTER TO WIN A DOUBLE PASS via
mushroom.com/afterhours Begins: 11am AEST Mon 3 Sep
Ends: 5pm AEST Mon 10 Sep
Winners will be notified on Wed 12 Sep
|Thu 27 Sep Colonial Brewing Co | Port Melbourne, VIC 18+
| wolfalice.co.uk | facebook.com/wolfalicemusic
Twitter @wolfalicemusic | Instagram @wolfaliceband
iknowleopard.com | facebook.com/iknowleopard
Twitter @iknowleopard | Instagram @iknowleopard
mushroom.com/afterhours | facebook.com/mushroomgroup
Twitter @mushroomgroup | Instagram @mushroomgroup
colonialbrewingco.com.au | facebook.com/cbcoportmelbourne