Melbourne Communion September 2012
Communion is proud to present the third lineup for it’s new monthly residency at The Toff In Town in Melbourne on Sunday, September 23rd 2012.
2012 has been a busy year for Sydney 4-piece Battleships. Having received widespread acclaim for their debut single ‘In Retrospect’ and their second single ‘Your Words’ have both landed high rotation on Triple J, as well as receiving regular play on community radio nationwide, including Sydney’s FBi Radio and SYN Radio in Melbourne. Battleships are also receiving international attention and Airplay from the likes of BBC6 and Q Radio in the UK.
The music video for ‘In Retrospect’ has done well in it’s own right. Having been played regularly on Rage, it has also been featured on quite a number of blogs and websites both nationally and internationally. Battleships have a forth coming tour with the Paper Kites in OCT.
‘Oh lordy. We have just found our musical saviour. An antidote to the ordinary, Ainslie Wills‘ voice has us utterly captivated’ – Frankie Magazine. With songs that rush at you from unexpected angles, a killer voice and a audacious live show, Melbourne – Melodist Ainslie Wills and her Neo – Folk – Rock sound is steadily making it’s way in and around Australia, Europe and America. 2012 has seen the release of two singles from Wills lifted from her forthcoming album ‘ You go your way, I’ll go mine’ due out 2013.
Having shared the stage with Gossling, Husky, The Paper Kites and more recently 360 on an episode of SBS’ Rockwiz, Ainslie Wills is fast becoming a name on everyone’s lips.
Heavily influenced by his upbringing in rural NSW, Bayden endeavoured to create a work with a sense of augustness – a response to the natural world that surrounded him. It is his attempt at reclaiming a part of the richness of the human spirit, something that he feels he is perhaps losing touch with. “The more and more I grow up into the disconnected, artificial world that we live in, the faster I run towards the creation of my own excessive and emotive musical world. My own little universe that I have shaped and filled with my inspirations and dreams”.
The ink lines that would shape young, self-produced, singer/songwriter Hayden Calnin and his budding musical career were drawn in his teen years after his father gave him a guitar at age 14. He hasn’t gone a day since without playing it. With a varied list of musical influences, including artists such as Low, The Swell Season and DeYarmond Edison and genres ranging from 1930s rock ‘n’ roll to electronica, Hayden’s music manifests itself as honest, storytelling folk with a progressive edge.
James Keogh from the band Vance Joy will step in this Sunday for Grizzly Jim Lawrie. James is the front man for Melbourne outfit, Vance Joy. Having an original voice which at first he kept to himself whilst feeding on a diet of The Pogues, Paul Kelly and whatever else was playing.”
Adv. tickets $20 available here!
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Grizzly Jim Lawrie will unfortunately not be able to play at Communion this Sunday the 23rd as planned. Whilst regretfully, he has had to cancel the show, he very much hopes to re-schedule with Communion as soon as possible. He knows that Ainslie Wills, Packwood, Hayden Calnin and Battleships will put on a great show and looks forward to playing with them in the future when the chance arises.” – Grizzly Jim Lawrie Management