Independent Artist of the Week :: Great Earthquake

November 16th 2015


Great Earthquake packs the intensity of a percussive ensemble into a one-man rhythm tornado.

There aren’t many musicians that can boast to have fingers in as many pies as Noah Symons, aka Great Earthquake. As well has his one-man-band efforts that have earned him his Album of the Week accolades, international airplay and critical acclaim, you may have heard him as a part of art-folk champs Timothy and Wilderness or punk-jazz powerhouses Light Lions, or even playing with Born Ruffians, High Places, Toro Y Moi, Mick Turner, Otouto, and Love Connection.

Much like his stunning musical CV, Great Earthquake’s sound and compositional technique is absolutely everywhere. His music is rhythmic and textured, often building through organic performance, rather than a more rigid process. The result is something chaotic, groovy, and irresistibly human. On his latest EP Thought Broadcasting, Great Earthquake strips back the instruments but still bowls over his listeners with furious drumming, afro-pop-inspired guitar lines and hypnotic vocal loops. On his leading eponymous track, Symons chants “S-A-T-I-S-F-Y” – and it’s damn hard to disagree with those orders.


WHO: Great Earthquake + BREVE + Crimsonettes + Andronius
WHEN: Thursday 19th November, 7:00pm
WHERE: The Shadow Electric, 1 St. Heliers Street, Abbotsford
HOW MUCH: $9.00 (Tix here)


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