Preview :: Sounds of the Suburbs

July 22nd 2013


Bleeding Knees Club! Chance Waters! The Griswolds! Together… in a laneway! Do I have your attention?!

Good. Because if you mosey on down to Cronulla this September, there’s a one in thirty chance that you’ll catch an earful of all of those artists (and then some) performing at a brand new music festival, Sounds of the Suburbs. Head down on the 22nd and it’s pretty much a guarantee.

SOS presents a buttload of glorious local music alongside a host of visual art, and of course some quality food for your belly. It’s all hosted by the ladies and gents behind Space 44: a locally owned and run art gallery space (formerly a run-down old house) that is a huge supporter of upcoming talent. Bringing a self-funded arts project to life from nothing takes a lot of passion and dedication, so it’s safe to say that Sounds of the Suburbs is in trustworthy hands.

So what about the damn line up?

We’re always excited to have an excuse to see the Bleeding Knees Club boys run riot on stage. The Gold Coast three-piece have a new single (below) and an EP coming out in the next few months, and we can guarantee they’ll be bloodying plenty of knees around Sydney with their garage surf-pop antics. If you were having a house party by the beach, BKC is the band for the bill!

We also love seeing any north/south rivalry put aside for this mini festival, with Goons of Doom – veteran beer-mongrels from the northern beaches – driving down south for the gig. Worth leaving the insular peninsula for? Confirmed.

It’s also a great time to see our favourite local grrrl crush group Bloods, who just put out their new single ‘Into My Arms’ last week off their next EP that’s due out in August. You’ll have time to learn the words, aw yis.

There’s also Black Zeros who made us this totally ridiculous youtube playlist of classic rock and 90s, er, gems?

The full lineup is on the poster below. Sounds of the Suburbs also wins the award for BEST FESTIVAL WEBSITE EVARRRR.

Get amongst it!


WHAT: Sounds of The Suburbs

WHEN: Sunday 22nd of September

WHERE: Space 44 art-gallery, Wilbar Lane, Cronulla

PRICE: $60 (+18 event) Buy tickets through Oztix




Sounds of the Suburbs | Alessandro Dallarmi


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