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 /// 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!”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// FIVE YEARS AGO! FREE PUSSY RIOT!

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!”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// ‘BRETT CHAN’ NEW ART EXHIBITION – COMPLEX SIMPLICITY

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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”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// ‘SAMOAN PUNKS’ RELEASE LIVE! FROM YOUR EX BOYFRIENDS FACE

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”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// LA LUZ RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE ‘ALL IN WHITE’

art by LALOTOA

Sydney is awash with artists striving to make their music heard amongst a dustbowl of laws which have done their best to shut down the live music eco system in the state of NSW. While a few venues have kept their doors open in support of live music, the city of Sydney is unfortunately operating with one lung when it comes to local music support and you just have to visit Melbourne to know that we got burnt good. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// LA LUZ RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE ‘ALL IN WHITE’”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// COURTNEY BARNETT TAKES OUT THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE!

art by LALOTOA

So guess who won $30,000 today? Melbourne’s killer singer songwriter Courtney Barnett (whom we also featured yesterday) took out the 11th Australian Music Prize for her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// COURTNEY BARNETT TAKES OUT THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE!”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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art by LALOTOA

Today is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. And to celebrate we’ve decided to highlight some our favourite women in music. We want to introduce you to some legends, some well known artists you may have forgotten and some new ones.

Though they all make different styles of music, if there’s one thing that connects them, it would probably come down to their originality, style and their one off DNA. There are no other woman like any of them in music and that’s why we think you all need to seek them out. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// LORDE (BOWIE) TRIBUTE OF THE YEAR

illustration by LALOTOA

Music has a bigger purpose in all of our lives and although we are currently wandering ‘lost’ through a Scandinavian forest called Spotify – unlike the film industry, the music industry’s efforts to fight for the rights of musicians has kinda stalled, so right now everyone is living on $2.70 royalties per year. Haha! Well unless you are a successful touring artist with a name. Or you’re just famous and we all know alot of them folk are making bank. But so what? that’s life. The rest of us just need to keep scheming till we get to our own place that we will all be proud to call home, not jail, home. So keep scheming ie; working …hard, don’t sleep! Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// LORDE (BOWIE) TRIBUTE OF THE YEAR”