The Bands Are Breaking Up at the Hamilton Station Hotel

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The nation’s finest songwriters are set to descend upon The Hamilton Station Hotel in Newcastle on Sunday January 17 for a new singer songwriter event called ‘The Bands Are Breaking Up’.

The first lineup announcement is headlined by the one-two punch of Lucy Wilson and Jen Buxton.

Wilson’s debut EP Full To The Brim was released through Jackknife Records in 2013. The four tracks frolic between folk, pop, and poetic storytelling with outstanding ease. Wilson is also fronts Melbourne soul-pop band The Sugarcanes, who recently completed an extensive Australian tour supporting The Smith Street Band.

Jen Buxton is one of the many Novocastrian artists on the lineup. Her debut album Don’t Change Your Plans was described as “a solid, timeless album” by infamous Punk magazine RazorCake. Buxton has appeared at the Poison City Weekender, Till The Wheels Fall Off, and Hits & Pits. Her most recent release, a split 7” with Lincoln Le Fevre is out now through Poison City Records.

Sad Grrrls Club founder Rachel Maria Cox is on the lineup after finishing their massive Sad Grrrls Tour, which brought gender-diverse shows to the East Coast of the country, and hometown heroes Andrew Richmond & Spencer Scott will be teaming up with Adeline Pines’ guitarist Wil Houlcroft for a special collaborative set.

‘The Bands Are Breaking Up’ will features two stages; the main room and the beer garden, casting perfect summer vibes over the day. A second lineup announcement is due in the coming weeks, which will feature another handful of acoustic artists from Newcastle and abroad as well as details on a Record Swap Meet. Mark your calendars because it’s going to be a day to remember.

For more information visit the event’s Facebook page.

WHAT: The Bands Are Breaking Up
WHEN: January 17
WHERE: Hamilton Station Hotel

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