IT’S been two and a half years since Adam Mark Price had the hard task of saying goodbye to Cotton Sidewalk. They went out with a bang by performing their entire Evil Versus People album (complete with choir, string quintet and pipe organ). The Newcastle band and its steadfast following celebrated the fifteen years of music the band had produced.
But with every ending comes a new beginning. Prices’s new venture is called Hey Universe. The line-up includes Marty Paget on drums and Andy Price on bass.
“It took me a while to know where I wanted to go next after Cotton,” Price said. “I started writing, then started jamming with Marty and Andy, and now I’m busting to show people what we’ve been creating.”
Since returning home to Newcastle after a six year stint in Melbourne Price has been laying low. He will launch Hey Universe at The Dungeon, Adamstown, on July 8. Entry is $5 and doors open at 7pm. For more information head to facebook.com/lofi.dungeon.
THE nights might be getting colder and those east coast lows are ensuring its wet and bleak outside.
However, for Newcastle garage two-piece Wavevom it’s always summer. The No-Fi Records lads are preparing to release their second album Eternal Summer, their ode to warm weather and hedonism.
Wavevom frontman Jed Kirbyshire said unlike previous releases there was a strong theme of the beach and late-night parties articulated throughout the record.
“I reckon that actually makes it stronger as a lot of the songs are about missing summer,” Kirbyshire said. “Even though it’s winter and it’s called Eternal Summer I feel the content and what we’re trying to push about the dream of it always being summer is somewhat appropriate.”
Wavevom will perform a “going-away show” at the Lass O’Gowrie on June 29 before heading off on their month-long east coast tour. On their return they will play an all-ages show at The Commons in Hamilton on July 22 and an 18-plus show at the Cambridge Hotel on July 28.
MORE acts to play Iced Novo have been announced. They are Zackari Watt, Milli Casey and DJ Tone.
Iced Novo will be held at the Croatian Club, Wickham on August 5, from 1pm.