Niine + Fairtrade Narcotics + Elwyn [BASEMENT] Gomez (UK)


7:00 pmSaturday, 16 November 2019


Esplanade Hotel

11 The Esplanade, St Kilda

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Niine the idiosyncratic ball of quirky goodness has been hitting the live music scene hard. Niine's vibrant song writing and organic grooves have been making an impression since the end of 2016. As the world’s first avant-guard avalanche pop artist, she brings a completely new sound to the music world through her recordings and live shows. Niine’s music is humorously relatable igniting even the dampest of wicks. With a busy year of surprise releases ahead, Niine’s name is one you will want to keep your eyes and ears open for.


Coming from a long line of musicians, Elwyn knew from a very early age that her passion would always be in writing and performing music. In 2017, she exploded onto the music scene with her debut ‘Higher Groundʼ, showcasing dark, soulful melodies, catchy hooks and incredible energy.

Since then, Elwyn has moved from strength to strength performing with her band and recording new music. She has just returned from a hugely successful stint in California, teaching at Girls Rock Santa Barbara. She is a founding member of Girls Rock WA in Perth and spent a week in September 2019 mentoring young girls and gender diverse youth at Girls Rock Melbourne.

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Led by Brooke Kymberley (trumpet, vox) the band's live sound ranges from punchy rap-rock, atmospheric moody soul to brassy, groove infused hip-hop and back again. Borrowing influence from a myriad of styles- the band write and arrange their repertoire of original songs together, compiling their contrasting musicality in a way that deviates conventional genre norms.


Post-Britpop pioneers Gomez come to the Gershwin Room to celebrate the upcoming re-issue of their seminal 1999 album 'Liquid Skin'. They will be performing the album in full along with some of their biggest hits w/ special guest John Smith.

Bursting out of Southport, England in 1996 as a bunch of 20-something self proclaimed music 'nerds', Gomez achieved unprecedented success with their first release 'Bring It On'. After winning the 1998 Mercury Music Prize over Massive Attack and The Verve, and playing two sets at Glastonbury after a fortuitous main stage slot opened up last minute, the band were perfectly positioned to release their now definitive second album 'Liquid Skin'.

Touted as a 'bigger, even more confident' album than their debut, 'Liquid Skin' brought with it singles including We Haven't Turned Around and Rhythm & Blues Alibias well as crowd favourites Bring It OnBlue Moon Rising and Devil Will Ride. With the album's success on both British and Australian music charts, it makes sense that Gomez would choose to bring their 20th Anniversary album re-issue tour to our shores.

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