July saw the departure of Robbie Guertin from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to focus on drumming with his group Radical Dads. His, and fellow band mate Tyler Sargent’s, time with the band culminated in a final show in New York that Robbie advises Traxx went well and was a great way to finish it off. Guertin seems to thrive behind the kit and Rad Dads channel a little Screamfeeder for this Traxx staff member. They are currently in the process of recording their second album so keep an ear out for it & check them out at radicaldads.com
Splendour blew in and dumped a whole heap of amazing on us. The weekend of wonder, back in Byron after a two year hiatus in Woodford, provided music lovers with almost more than they could handle. Traxx favourites Cast of Cheers and Metric put up marvellous sets that added seamlessly to a series of all round brilliant performances by the Splendour acts. Emily (lead singer of Metric) Haines’ hot pants get special mention here for keeping the crowd at bay when the mud and moisture finally overcame the PA mid-way through their set on the last day of what was a perfect start to the winter/spring festival season.
BigSound will be hitting Brisbane in a little over a month and it’s shaping up to have something for everyone. Fortitude Valley will be overrun with all things good about Australian music, so we highly recommend you check out the program and pencil in a couple of shows over September 12th & 13th. We here at Traxx are in the process of scheduling our BigSound experiences so drop us a line and throw your two cents in regarding who can and can’t be missed at this year’s conference.
Finally we have got a swag of new music coming in, so keep checking and tuning in for details. Reviews of August releases from Dappled Cities and The Antlers up soon.