Since forming as an electric guitar and drums duo in 2015, the ‘Folders line-up has expanded and evolved in sound to incorporate bass, second guitar, lap-steel slide guitar and female vocals. Best described as poetic pub-rock with elements of power pop and country -- often with a local lyrical flavour. There are songs about Melbourne’s weather, inner-suburban characters, regional towns and even the offspring of medieval executioners -- they have released three EPs and an album, with plenty of new stuff in the pipeline.
Supporting The Bone Folders...
Having just released a retrospective album (The City in the Distance 2008-2018), folk/alt-country outfit Taylor Project (featuring multi-instrumental twins Sarah and Liz Taylor up front) are celebrating a decade-plus of beautifully crafted musical vignettes, with a particular penchant for Victorian history and the cycle of life and death -- often presented in unexpected ways. They are playing the Bendigo Autumn Music Festival in April with such luminaries as Kurt Vile (USA), Cash Savage, Deborah Conway and Dan Kelly.
Giant Moths are a quirky, experimental band with an ever-changing lineup led by the husband-and-wife duo of Andrea Scarlett and Matt Palmer. Influences of early-70s folk prog rock and even Kosmische Musik are apparent on their 2017 EP Strange Birds.
Karin is a solo electric ukulele player and singer, performing high-energy covers, mostly rock and heavy metal. She has performed far and wide, including the main stage at the Brunswick Music Festival, the Yarraville Music Festival, the Blue Mountains Festival, and the Bear Pit in Berlin.