We caught up with our feature artists FERN to have a chat about life as a band in the Sydney scene. Check out their story and the inspirations behind their sound. What was the meaning… More
Samoan local artist/musician Ray Lalotoa like most Aussies caught onto the humour of comedian Aaron Gocs back in 2016 when he first dropped his breakthrough video STITCH UP AT WORK TODAY, a man’s rant about getting stitched up by his mates at work. This 1 minute beauty caught the imagination of many, went viral and the rest they say is comedy history. LOLs!
So Ray decided to spend some down time (hours & hours) obsessing over making some kind of fun interpretation of Aaron’s comedic casual genius. And after challenging himself to make this rant into an animation, Ray’s creation was left lying idle for almost two years. So today seemed like the perfect day to share it – Australia Day.
We hope this animation will put a smile on your face. Happy Australia Day & Happy Survival Day! X
PS: Aaron if you see this. Hope you don’t get pissed. Drop us a line!
The original – STITCH UP AT WORK TODAY
SAMOAN in Surry Hills is a prolific body of mixed media works exploring Raymond Tuifao Lalotoa’s fluency in urban and cultural pictorial languages. This series is a portrait of an ever changing inner city environment colliding with Lalotoa’s Pacific Island heritage in strong graphic language and hypnotic colour palette.
Today is the amazing inaugural event BENEATH THE SURFACE MUSIC FESTIVAL taking place in the wonderful town of Moruya, NSW South Coast. Check out some of our favourite bands today from 12pm noon. It’s gonna be killer! See you there! ✌🏾 GOONS OF DOOM, HARD ONS, BORNEO, FAIT ACCOMPLI, MILD MANIC, SNAGS, HOODLUM SHOUTS, 2TONENATH, CRUDE HEAT, NOODLE FROTH WHITE WASH, PLEASURE MODEL, 2 MUMS, AGENCY, THE INVISIBLE VIBRATIONS. 🖤⚡️✊🏾
After a much needed extended break Sydney’s FAIT ACCOMPLl are back from the dead and ready to share their Soul Punk People Power message with the masses. To kick off this next chapter Fait Accompli will be making three live appearances to celebrate their return. These shows will include Thursday 16th November at The Lansdowne opening for one of the founding members of punk originators SEX PISTOLS; the legendary Glen Matlock! Friday 17th November Fait will then play a Secret Show for some lucky fans. Then on the following night Saturday 18th November Fait Accompli will be headlining the Punklifer Indoor Stage at Beneath The Surface Music Festival in Moruya. This will be an amazing day of live music including; GOONS OF DOOM, HARD ONS, BORNEO, MILD MANIC, SNAGS, THE INVISIBLE VIBRATIONS & More….
Fait Accompli can’t wait to share all the new music they have been working on as they will be returning to the stage with their usual live intensity, but this time with two drummers!
Brand new single ‘HIGHWAYS’, a soaring Sonic Youth tinged hit about life’s journey with the ones you love is set for a summer release with a brand new album to follow.
All information about the shows are included below. Get your tickets quick as they are already selling fast! Don’t miss out!
See you out there at a show!
A SOUL PUNK ORIGINAL SERIES
Raymond T Lalotoa – Guitar / Vocals
Skarlett Saramore – Drums
Liam Gray – Drums
Roland Chlouk – Bass
FIRST SHOWS SINCE DECEMBER 2015
THE LANSDOWNE, SYDNEY
THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER
SupportingGLEN MATLOCK (SEX PISTOLS)
TICKETS SELLING FAST!
BUY FROM HERE https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=75648
FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER
BENEATH THE SURFACE MUSIC FESTIVAL, MORUYA
SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER
With GOONS OF DOOM, HARD ONS, BORNEO, MILD MANIC, SNAGS, THE INVISIBLE VIBRATIONS & More
TICKETS SELLING FAST!
BUY FROM HERE goo.gl/JdrneY
New Single ‘HIGHWAYS’ COMING SOON
All Music Available From Here
What’s up Riotz! As you all know we love ECCA VANDAL, we fell in love with her early in the piece and we have been pretty hyped on her ongoing mission to keep it real within the confines of a safe Australian music industry in the most ECCA way possible. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// ECCA VANDAL TRIPLE J ALBUM OF THE WEEK!”
MY PUSSY RIOT was a killer music compilation we put out five years ago in support of punk art feminists PUSSY RIOT who were arrested for staging a protest against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin inside an Orthodox Cathedral in Russia. Some of Australia’s most killer independent artists kindly donated their songs for no charge which was pretty awesome. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// FIVE YEARS AGO! FREE PUSSY RIOT!”
Ray Lalotoa has taken some down time from his band Fait Accompli to focus on some community projects and personal projects including a journey into electronic music territory which has taken up a fair bit of his brain space over the Summer. Continue reading “RAY LALOTOA DROPS GIRL”
The Australian federal election happens this week and truth be told, alot of young people seem to be very disengaged from the debate. To be honest it’s pretty disappointing, but what more can a poor boy do? Continue reading “AUSTRALIA VOTES”
art by LALOTOA
We’ve known artist / skater BRETT CHAN for a few years now and from the first time we saw one of his canvass’s hanging in a shared office between Monster Children and kiwi label Huffer (when they were on Crown st), straight away we got curious about this guy. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// ‘BRETT CHAN’ NEW ART EXHIBITION – COMPLEX SIMPLICITY”
art by LALOTOA
To say goodbye to the Summer (while knowing pretty well that somewhere in the world the sun is always shining) Samoa’s Number 1 Punk band SAMOAN PUNKS have dropped a live album LIVE! FROM YOUR EX BOYFRIENDS FACE. It’s perfect for vacuuming, cooking, forklift driving, shadow boxing, driving in general, crying and sleeping. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// ‘SAMOAN PUNKS’ RELEASE LIVE! FROM YOUR EX BOYFRIENDS FACE”