Swamp Fat Jangles *Single Launch* + Doc & The Delegates + Banjo Beats
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Swamp Fat Jangles is coming back to Newcastle to celebrate the release of their very own murder ballad, Spaghetti Renaissance.
Haunting folk harmonies set against a Tarantino-esque backdrop, it’s the first song from the band’s debut EP, recorded in December with super producer Sarah Belkner.
They’ll be joined by friends and Newy locals Doc & the Delegates and Banjo Beats.
More about the bands:
Swamp Fat Jangles’ sound emanates from a secret swamp near Sydney’s South West where the mosquitoes buzz, the screen door yawns and verses are sung out on the porch. Live on stage, these build with the watery scapes of guitar pedals and bowed banjo, driving drums, articulate bass and the three-part harmonies of whisky drinking ladies. With three songwriters, Swamp Fat’s songs are sometimes raucous, sometimes reflective or eerie, their folk/blues sound exploring the themes of gothic imagery in Australian landscapes, folklore, the highs and lows of modern society, and chickens.
Doc and the Delegates set out from the various lounge rooms and public parks where they started as a jam band for playing new-grass and jazz amalgams to make music around their hometown of Newcastle. This rogues gallery is a glorified vehicle for interesting banjo music. Inspired by the likes of John Hartford, The Punch Brothers, Edgar Meyer and Bela Fleck among many others Doc and the Delegates are out to represent great fun acoustic music in Newcastle.
Banjo Beats is Dan Huish and Louisa Magrics, who bring together banjo and drums to carve out a surprising, innovative and playful sonic space. A duo of seasoned musicians from the Newcastle, Australia the pair has created a dynamic, experimental project exploring their first musical love; improvisation. Established in 2016, the duo combines a mix of rock, bluegrass and world music to create the endlessly shifting soundscape of Banjo Beats.