The Jezabels release ‘Endless Summer’ video

The Jezabels are heading our way very soon, and they’ve just released the video for new track, ‘Endless Summer.’

Lifted off upcoming debut album, ‘Prisoner,’ you can check out the video below.

The Aussie four-piece will play the Unibar on October 20, with Alpine and Hey Rosetta. Click here for more info.


Local Legends: THE HARP HOTEL

In terms of consistent pulling power, the Harp is probably the top venue in town.

The Corrimal St venue has arguably been the performance space that has ‘benefited’ most from the closure of other mid-sized venues in town, picking up acts that would have previously been hosted by the Oxford or Night Eats Day at Cooneys; the Harp has hosted the likes of Boy & Bear, The Jezabels, Ash Grunwald, Bodyjar, Parades, The Mission In Motion, Die! Die! Die!, and Howl in recent months, and the list of upcoming shows includes Oh Sleeper, The Chariot, Strange Talk, Pez and Maya Jupiter.

Largely dealing with tours from upcoming Australian talent – i.e. whatever you’re hearing on Triple J this week – its relationship with the team at Various Industries mean that the Harp is also usually a good place to check out local talent; Various seem to strive to put a local band or two on every gig that they can, helping local bands gain experience alongside more established acts.

A fairly classic representation of the ‘pub venue’ prevalent – but sadly in decline – in Sydney and Melbourne, it doesn’t try to be something it isn’t; a bar along one wall, a stage along the opposite wall, chairs and tables and a dancefloor between (and Buck Hunter and a pinball machine over in one corner). It’s a simple venue, but that is what makes it an effective venue. It’s a good venue for bands to play, it’s a good venue to see bands play. The sound system is great, you can see from wherever you are, you can sit down or stand up or dance, and – for some reason – it is never crowded.

Its proximity to the centre of town, to public transport and to essential amenities (i.e. McDonalds and Oporto) just helps to make the Harp one of the best venues in the area. A good lineup of bands, great facilities and an effective set-up; the Harp is a venue that you should become a little more acquainted with.

The Harp Hotel, Wollongong
124 Corrimal Street, Wollongong
See Various Industries website for info on upcoming gigs.


Wollongong indie-pop act Jenny Broke The Window have announced details about their upcoming debut EP.

The self-titled five-track, recorded at Sydney’s Megaphon Studios – which has been the studio of choice for prominent Australian acts like The Jezabels, Deep Sea Arcade and Bag Raiders – will be launched at the Otis Bar on April 6. Support on the night will come from singer-songwriter Bec Sandridge, and Otis DJs.

Tickets are available now from Moshtix, from $5 (plus booking fee), with all ticket-holders also receiving a free copy of the EP on the night.

In the meantime, check out a brand new song from Jenny Broke The Window’s EP; titled ‘Another Summer,’ it’s the first track from their upcoming release, and you can stream or download it now!

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