Brittle will rock Kyogle this Sunday. These ex-Ballina boys are now based in Melbourne but are back on the North Coast to share their new tunes with us.
Brittle will rock Kyogle this Sunday. These ex-Ballina boys are now based in Melbourne but are back on the North Coast to share their new tunes with us.

Young bands to rock Kyogle

It’s going to be a huge afternoon of rock in Kyogle this Sunday, April 18, when young rockers Brittle headline an arvo of music that also includes the rockin’ talents of The Jaywalks and The Kamikazi Thunderkats.

Brittle is a band of Ballina boys who made the move to Melbourne to further their career in the high-decibel world of music. And the move has been a good one. The lads have just finished recording an EP, The Owls. Brittle chose six songs from a list of 20 written over five months.

This gig is a part of Brittle’s Preview Tour showcasing the new material from The Owls and giving fans a chance to hear older material live one last time.

The Owls is an open book to what the band is all about,” Brittle lead singer Ben Whiting said. “In the past we tried to write songs for radio and what we thought labels wanted. When we sat down to do The Owls, we decided to throw the so-called radio-friendly formula out the window and make music that represents the band so it would tell our story and not someone else’s.”

The Jaywalks also started their career in Ballina when the band members were 12 years old. That’s young! So now, after six years winning every band comp they could get into, the boys, now men, have moved to Bris Vegas to pursue their musical dreams but will return to the North Coast for this special Kyogle event.

The third band hails from – you guessed it – Ballina. The Kamiakazi Thunderkats have just one goal – to save the world by playing ska.

They play horn-driven, comedy-laced, radical ska rock and have not moved to a big city… yet.

Be at the Kyogle Memorial Hall this Sunday, April 18, from 1-5pm, to enjoy some homegrown young talent. Tickets are $20 from Tom’s Music in Kyogle (6632 2500) or at the door.

This is an alcohol-free, all-ages gig. (Good.)


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