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Chris Assaad

Chris Assaad

Canadian feel good folkster Chris Assaad is headed to Australia this month and bringing with him his latest collection of feel good roots & folk tunes. The new EP ‘Into the light’ is out this month and reflects on one’s ability to remain strong in the face of adversity, holding your head high and remaining true to yourself… It’s pretty inspiring stuff!

“It’s about bringing our passions and our creative gifts to light and some of the challenges we encounter along the way and the idea of community, walking the path together and having other people to share that journey with.
On a spiritual level you could base it on the notion of – when you go within you never go without.” – Chris Assaad

The six track EP will be a must for fans of Busby Marou, Ben Howard or John Butler. It’s the perfect accompaniment to combi vans and log fires with your friends but will sound equally at home on your Sunday afternoon session in the sun.

Stand out track for me is the title track ‘Into the Light’. It’s a modern day ‘Stand by me’, a musical shoulder to lean on when your chips are down. The perfect pick me up after a tough day at the office and a reminder, if it were needed, that everything is going to be ok.

Chris Assaad will be sharing his sunshine vibes in Sydney toward the end of this month playing the Beach Rd. Hotel on 22nd March before heading to the uber cool 505 for the official Into the light EP launch the day after on the 23rd. Get involved, you won’t be disappoint!

** Check out my Interview with Chris Assaad. **


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Northeast Party House

Northeast Party House

Northeast Party House are a six piece dance rock band from Melbourne, and truth is, they are amazing! I recently caught them playing at the Bondi Beach Road Hotel and they burst onto the stage with a tsunami of excitement, drenching the crowds with raucous electro and brash rock tunes.  They are, dare I say it, a very English sounding band. There’s a boldness to their music that belies there care free approach to life, the party, and all things fun.

This year has been a busy one for the Northeast Party House team, playing alongside the likes of The Go! Team, Does It Offend You, Yeah? and most recently, Gold Fields, to name but a few. They also found time to drop a debut EP a few months ago and have been building a steady live following around Australia ever since.

Lovers of Bloc Party, The Rapture and INXS (?) get yourselves involved. Summer festivals surely await this high energy, Melbourne offering.  Head to their Facebook page for more info or over to BandCamp to get your little mits on a track or two.

Like these guys – You’ll love Azealia Banks

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