Birthday bashes are usually a helluva time, but they’re oh so irresistible when a whole bunch of stellar bands are on the bill. Sydney’s beloved Oxford Art Factory is celebrating it’s 10th Birthday this year and to commemorate it, they’re throwing a party called FREEDOM; a four part series of free events curated by music/art collective VOLUMES.
Off with a bang, the first instalment brought together the likes of Body Type, Imperial Broads, Pearls, Felix Lush and The Gooch Palms. And with Round 2 rolling in, things are heating up nicely with Aegean Sun, Sloan Peterson, Crocodylus, Betty & Oswald, Tropical Strength, Flowertruck, Julia Why?, and none other than The Lemon Twigs in the headline spot.
The Twigs have been making waves lately with the release of their debut LP Do Hollywood. Brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario are delightfully off-kilter and boast some intricate arrangements and delectable melodies on their latest record. Their look and sound are fairly removed from this era; it’s like Keith Moon, Pink Floyd and Procol Harum all entered the room at the same time and this is the result. They were in the country for Splendour in the Grass and their sole Sydney sideshow was a slammin’ free gig alongside some of the best talent going in Oz right now. We were stoked to say the very least.
Check out the shots below.
Betty & Oswald
The Lemon Twigs
Photos: Dani Hansen/Howl & Echoes