The weight of a world locked down, with uncertainty touching everything we do can do a lot to a person. It does a lot to the community you’re in. Disconnection and isolation can sometimes benefit the creative process, while other times a hungry brain is starved of the beauty and magic that makes it all worthwhile…But is it even that important when much bigger things are pressing?
For the first time in 18 months Moody Beaches are coming out for a very special matinee performance at the Northcote Social Club on Sunday 19 August. Cautious, optimistic, but devoid of a community that keeps the lifeblood flowing, there is a need for connection. With supports from Hearts & Rockets as well as Moon Cup, Moody Beaches will also be performing new material from their yet to be recorded debut album.
Raw, and at times - scathing, Moody Beaches channel the loud-quiet-loud dynamic of early Pixies and the harmony-driven vocal hooks of The Breeders. Rising from Melbourne’s punk-rock underbelly, Moody Beaches made waves with international audiences through touring their releases on both Poison City Records and Beast Records.
Moody Beaches have previously headlined tours in Australia, New Zealand, and France as well as having shared stages with the likes of Dead Kennedy’s, The Bennies, Spiderbait, An Horse, Screaming Females, Snout, and Mod Con. They continue to forge a strong reputation as a vital addition to Australia’s DIY scene.
Their debut LP, Weird Friends released on Poison City Records in 2018 - captured the loud and urgent delivery that the band is known for in Australia. Singles Guns, Weird Friends and Modes have been widely embraced, Australian, New Zealand and European radio.