The Smallgoods Lost in the Woods Album Launch
With special guests Lewis Coleman and band
Northcote Social Club
Sat, Feb 26 (afternoon show – doors 1pm)
Melbourne pastoral indiepop stalwarts The Smallgoods are finally ready to launch their new album Lost in the Woods, with an afternoon show at Northcote Social Club on Saturday, Feb 26.
A decade-and-a-half since the release of their previous album (2007’s sprawling epic Down on the Farm), The Smallgoods prove they still wield the mastery of the pop hook for good and not evil.
Self-produced in a secluded studio outside of Melbourne in the lush forest of the Dandenong Ranges, the aptly named Lost in the Woods shows The Smallgoods have lost none of their predilection for spiking wondrous pop songs with a hefty dose of expansive psychedelia and dark balladry.
On their third album, the inherent songcraft that has sprinkled the proverbial magic dust across albums by The Zebras and Architecture in Helsinki is on full display; with three brilliant songwriters on hand – Ben Mason and the brothers Lachlan and Gus Franklin – there’s never been a shortage of hooks among the group’s toolbag.
A night of HC punk, bludgeoning Death Metal and extreme Raw Black Metal with GELD // VILE APPARITION // KILAT".
GELD are a Hardcore Punk from Melbourne Australia, formed in 2014. After two recent sold out shows and world wide praise for their latest album, 'Beyond The Floor', GELD are like Poison Idea railing speed off Hawkwind's dick.
VILE APPARITION are a Bludgeoning Old School Brutal Death Metal from Melbourne, Australia. Their recent split release with Italy's MISCREANCE offers up the finest export of technical prowess and death metal speed issued by the almighty Desert Wastelands Productions.
KILAT are a three piece explorative raw black metal band from Naarm, Australia. The group consists of artists Karina Utomo (High Tension, RINUWAT), Rama Parwata (Whitehorse, RINUWAT) and Benjamin Andrews (MY DISCO, Agents of Abhorrence, Blarke Bayer). The band formed in early 2021 after years of discussion into extreme music genre fusion and the trio's simpatico relationship with one another.
The black metal moniker is the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to describing KILAT's noise laden sound. Their first performance, 'Malam Busuk' was on November 13th at The Corner hotel in Richmond, and the band performed to a sold out crowd. The trio reference the sounds of contemporary raw Black Metal artists, as well as drawing influence from Nusantara and ancient Javanese imagery, script and traditions.