Mudgee will host some great Aussie music this month, as the Next Exit Festival swerves into town, as part of a hot lap tour of regional Australia.
Some of the top acts on the bill include Indie rock garage band Spacey Jane and fresh, dynamic double act CLEWS.
Spacey Jane frontman Caleb Harper told the Mudgee Phoenix the band were genuinely excited to play in Mudgee, particularly their bass player, Peppa.
“Peppa’s grandma actually grew up in Mudgee,” Caleb said. “So for that reason alone we’re excited to play there, but being from WA we’re just really excited to get out and about in regional NSW and explore places we’ve never been before.” Spacey Jane’s music is poetic, upbeat, at times gentle, and develops strong themes, with some super guitar licks. Their Booster Seat hit went platinum this month, with one fan describing it as giving them ‘goosebumps’. The song is about how we can feel like kids in relationships - plus it’s kitted out with a great video.
“Booster Seat is a metaphor for how in a relationship it can feel like you’re that kid, emotionally vulnerable, and completely at the mercy of the person you love,” Caleb said.
Often performers are completely at the mercy of the crowd, but by the looks of Sydney-based rock duo CLEWS they have full command. Sisters Lily and Grace Richardson have already been labeled as the ‘best voices’ in the country, and there’s just something quite distinctive about them.
They’re described as having big harmonies and melodies, with a brit-rock style. Their music videos have a visually poetic and inventive flair, especially in the strikingly choreographed song, Museum. And along with some solid guitar work, they are an enchanting, ‘90s alternative pop-rock evocative presence, with a catchy rock sound to take good notice of.
We credit the image to Daniel Hilderbrand.
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