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.

So Yes! we managed to get our hands on her self titled debut album and ever since its release we have been lost in all of the colours. And boy if this is just the start of her journey, then we say ‘the sky is the limit’ for Melbourne’s great heroine of dynamic intense and soulful rock / electronic sounds. Congratulations ECCA VANDAL!

This album is a buzzing hummer of a record. And although the radio hits already exist ie; END OF TIME, BROKE DAYS PARTY NIGHTS and FUTURE HEROINE, its the hard hitting track PRICE OF LIVING that show her bands muscle. These guys are tight! Could even be the tightest musical unit in Oz for a long time since the early days of Regurgitator.

This record has many vibes, but it really starts to open up towards the end with the more guitar feely tracks sending us into a frenzy making songs like OUT ON THE INSIDE and closer BAD HABIT the real winners for us. But that’s just how we feel today, tomorrow is another day and songs like YOUR ORBIT and COLD OF THE WORLD create the electronic vibez for all to appreciate. Damn!

Look! the record is kinda faultless. It’s got everything you need and more and all we want is another record ASAP. Stat!

Ecca Vandal is musically fearless, her album proves that she stands on a very solid musical foundation and we look forward to what comes next.

While writing our review we turned on the web and realised that she has hit ALBUM OF THE WEEK status at Triple J and that is something worth celebrating! The more people get to hear Ecca’s songs the better the shape of the local musical landscape will be.

So if Ecca Vandal is still new to you then we suggest you get out to a show and get down to her sounds. Pretty sure there’s only a few gigs left on her current album tour, but there is no doubt she’ll be back at it over the summer. But if you can’t get to a gig, buy her music HERE and HERE.

Enjoy this week on the air waves and tune in to the ECCA VANDAL sound!

BOOM! BOOM! REPRAZENTTTTT!!!!

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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.

We ended up on the BBC and all over the internet. Interviewed by Associated Press and even Triple J! 

Anyway we made a small contribution to the international movement which led to PUSSY RIOT’s eventual release. You know the ripples etc… Check out the solid list of bands below. It was so cool how so many bands came together for a worthy cause.

You can still download it for free from HERE

5 years on! #MYSYDNEYRIOT presents…
MY PUSSY RIOT MUSIC COMPILATION

1. PUSSY RIOT – PUNK PRAYER
2. DAMN TERRAN – REBELS
3. REGURGITATOR – UNCONTACTABLE
4. BLOODS – ALL THE THINGS YOU SAY ARE WRONG
5. FAIT ACCOMPLI – THIS IS NOT THE END
6. WAX WITCHES – FRIEND ZONE
7. DUNE RATS – FUCK IT
8. BEC AND BEN – THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU
9. CHICKS WHO LOVE GUNS – SHIN – OKUBO
10. PIRATES ALIVE – NO ROMANCE
11. SWEET TEETH – HOLIDAY
12. THE BUNGALOWS – HYPOCRITES
13. BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL – DON’T WANNA GO HOME
14. THE RUMINATERS – DEADSTUFF
15. GOONS OF DOOM – TRY HARD
16. SAMOAN PUNKS – COOL
17. MYLEE GRACE – BABY TALK
18. DAMPVAMP – ONYA FACE
19. SPIRIT VALLEY – DEATH
20. FLEA – MUSIC – IT’S THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE SPEECH

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK PART 3 /// WORLD PREMIERE – ENTRANCES & EXITS A FILM & ALBUM BY BRETT CHAN

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If you’re into the deeper realms of street art then the name BRETT CHAN will be no stranger to you. If you don’t know then google his name and check out the vibrations he has spread around all over the world. It’s a unique direction which is not just his own true innovative style, but his art is also a conversation about Chan’s outlook on spirituality, life and the message which is to be one with one’s self.

Continue reading “MENTAL HEALTH WEEK PART 3 /// WORLD PREMIERE – ENTRANCES & EXITS A FILM & ALBUM BY BRETT CHAN”

GAY RODEO – VEGEMITE /// VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE

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Sydney punk duo GAY RODEO have hit the ground running with a brand new video for their song VEGEMITE. This will definitely go down a treat when it makes its debut on National TV this week just before Neighbours on Channel 10, a great time slot for this classic song by a band that till yesterday we didn’t even know existed.

Also if you get a chance you can vote for Vegemite as it is also a finalist in The International Best Jingle Awards of 2015.  The boys have been flown out to Canada and will be debuting Vegemite live at the awards. Stars like Kanye West and Iggy Pop are both said to be attending.

Made by Mtv award-winning film director Glenn Chalk (the Matrix) the guys are currently working on another video which will be released as a vinyl video, something that has never been done before. Look out for their debut EP, set to drop on Iggy Pop’s yet to be named record label.

Congrats guys!

#CHOLO X

CALLING ALL FEMALE ARTISTS!

Get in touch if you are interested. Limited spaces. Exhibition takes place in Sydney and is already teeming with amazing talent including;

Holly Hipwell – Flowerdrum
Mylee Grace – Photography
Cloudy Rhodes – Photography / Collage
Kate Farquharson – Photography
Rachel Beer – Poetry
Tallow Gallery – Sydney Film Premiere – Journey
and more…

email: mysydneyriot@gmail.com

A MESSAGE FOR PUSSY RIOT FROM MY SYDNEY RIOT

Dear Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich,

The last few days have been very emotional for us here at MSR HQ and we have felt a great deal of sadness for what the outcome is for PUSSY RIOT. We did the best that we could from our end of the world and unfortunately the powers that are right now bigger than all of us have taken a stand for what they believe in and now you have to serve 2 years hard labour and that really sucks man. It just saddens us to know that freedom of speech comes at a heavy price in your Country Russia and unfortunately you are the ones who are paying that price.

We here at MY SYDNEY RIOT will be doing all we can with our friends from all over Australia to spread awareness about PUSSY RIOT over the coming days, months and even years if we have to, so strengthen your resolve and know that the power of the people is growing too here in our own Country. We are all feeling inspired and for some reason what has happened to you has awoken many of us from a creative black hole and we hope that we can get out there and live a little more than how we have in the past.

We’ll be organising more shows, art shows and we’ll be playing drums where we can when we can. We are all highly creative here in our town and through connecting with our friends we’ll be sending out a message to the world and it’s not one of hate or anger, but our message is that “FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS A RIGHT TO ALL!

In the mean time here’s a few activities we got up to in celebration of PUSSY RIOT. We hope you ladies will enjoy listening, watching and learning about us, your punk rock brothers and sisters from Australia.

If you don’t get to see what we have done, we just want you to know that we are with you all the way, in spirit. Be strong!

Peace and Love,

MY SYDNEY RIOT crew and all PUSSY RIOT supporters from Australia

FREE PUSSY RIOT!
FREE PUSSY RIOT!
FREE PUSSY RIOT!

MY PUSSY RIOT COMPILATION – A FREE PUNK ROCK MUSIC COMPILATION FROM AUSTRALIA
DOWNLOAD FOR FREE FROM HERE

VIDEO – SYDNEY DRUM RIOT! FOR PUSSY RIOT!

PHOTOS FROM SYDNEY DRUM RIOT!

POSTER!

FAITH NO MORE GETS BEHIND PUSSY RIOT!!

Mike Patton, pretty used to the masked tradition via his other band MR BUNGLE! in support of PUSSY RIOT!

Pretty epic seeing amazing bands like FAITH NO MORE supporting this cause.

Check out this video of FAITH NO MORE going all out at one of their stadium shows in Russia with a little help from PUSSY RIOT TEAM!

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