5 VIDEOS /// BY FERN

Our Feature Artists FERN have given us a treat by choosing 5 of their favourite videos by 5 pretty amazing talented peeps doin some cool things in the world of music right now. So check out the 5 videos on this special list by FERN and head out on a musical trip.

Connan Mockasin – Forever Dolphin Love

Elli Ingram – Table for Two

Foxygen – Avalon

The Ruminators – How Can I

Raindrop – Only Hope

 

10 /// BY FERN

We asked our feature artists FERN to send us 10 images which would tell us a story of what is inspiring their creatively right now…

1 fern1. One of the first shows we ever played. During the set our friend climbed onto the roof and took this photo.

2 fern2. Atlas Sound and Broadcast. A dream. 

3 fern3. A necessary evil.

4 fern4. Front row at Primal Scream a few nights ago.

5 fern4. Untitled.

6 fern
5. Waking up to records on the floor.

7 fern6. We try to make music like this…

8 fern7. …But mostly it feels like this.

9 fern9. if pictures could speak. 

10 fern10. Dream big.

INTERVIEW /// FERN

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 behind the name FERN?
We just wanted something simple. We were nameless for a while before our original drummer suggested ‘Fern’… and it stuck.

How did the band come together?
A few years ago Scott and Lauren started jamming every now and then. After a while we had a few vague song ideas, so we asked our friend Adrian around to play some drums with us and things grew from there.

Can you describe your musical style?
Noise-pop. We like the idea of blending pop elements with sounds that are weird, more experimental… sometimes grating.

What is your song writing process?
We don’t have a defined process, but our songs often stem from one particular sound or a riff. It Comes Slow, for example, started off with Scott making that stuttery/ shaky synth sound that lies underneath the whole song. Then the bass line, guitar and vocals all developed around it.

Do you have any favourite Local bands you’d like to recommend?
Stephen Bailey. Been spinning his album Silo a lot lately, it’s beautiful.

Which artist would you like to open for? what’s your dream lineup with you guys in it?
It would be pretty dreamy to open for Bob Dylan.

What is your favourite live gig experience as an audience member?
One of our favourites was seeing Connan Mockasin’s solo show a couple of years back. The venue was pretty intimate and he has this amazing energy that seemed to mesmerise the whole crowd. At one point he got everyone lying down on the floor and did the most graceful crowd surfing you’ve ever seen. He’s like an incredibly talented, sultry, jazz-swan.

Who are your musical influences?
Deerhunter, Atlas Sound, Broadcast, My Bloody Valentine, The Horrors…

Is there a message you are trying to convey within your music?
Maybe from song to song, but not so much any one overriding message.

What has been your favourite show so far as a band?
We haven’t done many live shows, but a favourite would be a little festival we played in the bush down south alongside a bunch of mate’s bands, on a stage that was built by our friends. We’d had some issues during set-up and thought we might be in for a disaster… but everything just fell into place and we had an amazing night.

What are you guys currently working on?
We’ve just released our third single, Absentee. Now we want to get stuck into another one that’s been on the back burner for a while.

Any tour plans ahead?
Not just yet.

If your band was given some decent money to spend on your next release what would you guys do?
We’d love to get vinyl pressed some day… and maybe we’d collaborate with some other musicians and visual/ performance artists to put on a really creative show in a cool space.

What are your thoughts about Sydney as a music scene?
There’s a lot of amazing artists popping up around Sydney, it’s pretty inspiring… And hard to keep up.

Any fun gigs on the horizon?
Hopefully soon!

Do you have any strange pre gig rituals?
Interpretive dance.

Name the best post show food?
Does beer count?

If FERN was a movie which one would it be?
The Lobster

 Famous Last words?
“This song’s aaaalmost done, just gotta change a couple of small things. Can’t be far off now.”

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MSR FEATURE ARTIST FEB 2018 /// FERN

Hello friends! How’s the summer treating you all? Where ever you are we just hope that you’re enjoying its many incarnations of heat, wind and cold (LOLs!) no matter what!

So start the year off with a Bang! we are going to get back into the blogging side of things. So you’ll be seeing alot more movement on the MSR website from us in 2018.

To kick things off we want to introduce you to a new band that we met over the holidays. They have a great sound and the dreamy soundscapes they create are nothing short of spectacular! We’re hoping their music will create some nice summer vibes for all you lovers out there. We can’t wait to get to know these cool cats over the next month and we hope you enjoy getting to know them too by sharing their sounds with your friends.

Keep checking in as we push the discovery button with our new friends. All the action will be happening at our pages!

instagram http://instagram.com/mysydneyriot
facebook /// http://facebook.com/MYSYDNEYRIOTofficial
twitter /// http://twitter.com/mysydneyriot
and here! http://mysydneyriot.com

So please raise a toast to our very first…

Feature Artist /// February 2018 – FERN

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BIO

FERN was born from a series of drunken jam sessions around 2015, when Scott and Lauren eventually asked a friend around to hit some drums. With a small but growing collection of music gear we recorded, produced and released our first track ‘It Comes Slow’… and were stoked with it’s reception. Scott and Lauren mainly co-write FERN‘s songs, which bring together elements of pop and noise. We’ve spent a lot of time in our practice space mucking around with different equipment and software to create some weird, obscure sounds. We’ve since released a couple more songs and have been playing with guitarist/engineer/wizard Dan and drummer Billy since last year.

Email: info@fernmusic.com.au
Music store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/absentee-single/1328603182
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FERN-1673238422913178/

QUICK FACTS

Music: noise pop

Hometown: Sydney

Band members: Scott Jackson, Lauren Williams, Dan Frizza, Billy O’Key

Featured song:
Absentee

Story behind song: Just a song about growing older.

Recorded at: Home studio

Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/fernmusic/absentee

Free Download? Yes

 

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT RIOT AWARDS 2018

WELCOME TO MY SYDNEY RIOT INDEPENDENT SPIRIT RIOT AWARDS 2018!!!

Celebrating the Culture of Independent Thought & Creativity from Australia and all around. Check out all the winners and share with your friends! These creative cools cats might just change the way you look at music, art and people from all walks of life in 2018.

For now to find out about all the winner just head over to our instagram @mysydneyriot

Peace. X MSR

PS: We will update the website with links to all the winners as soon as we can. So keep checking back!

#MSR100 #ISRA100 #RIOT100

Proudly Presented by MY SYDNEY RIOT, MUSIC ART PEOPLE, ARTIST UNION

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RIOT OF THE DAY /// CLASSIC STITCH UP

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! Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// CLASSIC STITCH UP”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// RAYMOND TUIFAO LALOTOA – SAMOAN IN SURRY HILLS /// 2

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.

These works take the viewer to a place that is not quite reality; an eye blurring wurlitzer of words and abstracted events competing for space and giving new life to these once rejected objects. Most of Ray’s canvasses are either gifted to him or rescued from the streets.
The narrative of these works tells a loose story of Ray’s journey through Surry Hills, leaving the Burbs as a teenager, dealing with change, politics and life. This ghettofied tumultuous world dares the audience to see the images for what they are, while also allowing the work to create their own personal story for each viewer.
SAMOAN in Surry Hills 2 is the final instalment in a two part series of works which Lalotoa has been working on over the past five – six years.
‘SAMOAN in’… is an ongoing concept exhibition which will eventually see itself touring throughout the universe and beyond, viewing each environment from an inner city living western suburbs raised Samoan perspective.
Ray Lalotoa is the founder of Sydney’s underground music movement MY SYDNEY RIOT and front man of Sydney based band FAIT ACCOMPLI.
Young Henrys, My Sydney Riot, MUSIC ART PEOPLE, Maison Charlotte Presents…
 
SAMOAN IN SURRY HILLS /// 2
Opening Night
CAMPBELL PROJECT SPACE
78 Campbell St. Surry Hills
 
Tuesday 12 December
6pm – 8.30pm
 
open for two more days
Wednesday 13 December 12noon – 8.30pm
Thursday 14 December 10am – 8.30pm (final day)
For art exhibition catalogue email: mysydneyriot@gmail.com

RIOT OF THE DAY /// BENEATH THE SURFACE MUSIC FESTIVAL

IMG_0139Today 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. 🖤⚡️✊🏾
X MSR
#beneaththesurfacefestival #mysydneyriot

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RIOT OF THE DAY /// FAIT ACCOMPLI RETURNS

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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
FAIT ACCOMPLI

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

SECRET SHOW
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
WWW.FAITACCOMPLI.BANDCAMP.COM

RIOT OF THE DAY /// ECCA VANDAL TRIPLE J ALBUM OF THE WEEK!

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!”