The block party. People hanging from rooftops, hand-built stages with the warm fuzz of your favourite band bleeding from hired speakers, street dancing, and the mass consumption of luke-warm tinnies and Mexican food.
Until recently, the block party had been a pretty rare occurrence in the land down under. Say the word ‘block party’, and the first thing that comes to mind is any Naughty By Nature video-clip. That was until the mad minds at Space 44 contrived their very own suburban DIY arts and music festival, Sounds of the Suburbs. Now in its third consecutive year, Sounds of The Suburbs 2015 will house three stages, bigger/better art installations, and food and booze provided by on-location Mexican restaurant El Sol. All the warm and scuzzy vibes combined for a ripping afternoon of music, art and beers in the backstreets of the Sutherland Shire.
International acts The Garden (USA), White Fang (USA) and The Memories (USA), presented by Californian cult record label Burger Records, will all make their debut trips to Australia for the party. Brisbane indie duo Holy Holy lead the Australian contingent of the line-up touring their highly anticipated debut album. Joining them are deadbeat legends Drunk Mums, rising punks Skegss, rockers The Lazys and FBi Radio darlings, The Ruminaters.
Sounds of the suburbs is once again locked in for a sunny spring Sunday, the 27th September at Wilbar Lane, Cronulla, Australia. Hit the SOTS website for all the necessary details.
The Garden (USA)
White Fang (USA)
The Memories (USA)
Letters To Lions
WOD Betty & Oswald
I Am Apollo
Cubans In Whistler