‘Man in Jeans’, the new album solo by The Good Boys aka busty noodles aka the man in jeans. It was ‘released’ back in April, though this will be the first show since. IT’S AN ALBUM LAUNCH. Very exciting stuff. There will be VINYL. There will be DOWNLOADS. It's on the internet. 10 introspective and heartfelt solo guitar songs. Andy is very much looking forward to playing them for you.
A sincere, sparse romanticism characterises the solo work of Sarah Sykes, crafting her own songs in secret after years of playing in revered Sydney indie bands Flowertruck and Sunscreen. While many might see this leap into piano and pop as new territory for the Sydney artist, it’s more accurate to call this direction a return to her roots. When the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns left live music off the table, Sykes paid to have her childhood piano moved from Newcastle to Sydney. “I was suddenly at home with my piano, trying to rekindle my relationship with music and take it back to its starting place,” she says. Once it arrived, songs streamed out, and she found herself embracing the chance to write slower, more self-examining work. The result is a collection of songs that are unadorned and intimate; immediate and visceral in their honesty. These two exclusive shows at Frank’s Wild Years Thirroul and The Midnight Special Newtown with The Good Boys will be Sarah’s first time performing some of these songs, inspired by Lana Del Rey, Beach House, Regina Spektor and the solo piano works of French impressionist composer Debussy.
Thursday September 21
Good Boys and Sarah Sykes
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