Words by Brett Pike
While we might have missed out on reporting for a large chunk of 2016, that doesn't mean that we haven't kept our eyes and ears peeled for bands all across the city, bands ready to explode and make 2017 their own. While a few of these artists have been kicking around for some time, you're going to be hearing a lot more noise out of these artists (and more) in 2017. Keep your eyes peeled.
An export of the DIY label Swirl Records, SIAMESE are without a doubt one of the more impressive bands to arrive in Adelaide over the last couple years. Packing out shows across the board, their raw garage/psych/punk/what have you sound resonates incredibly well with every human in the room. Having first caught them on a Thursday to an unexpected (but incredible) packed Exeter band room, that was enough to convince us that the four piece are without a doubt one of the cities best bands right now.
Easily one of the best releases of 2016, Sleep Talk's debut EP Growing Pains took them across country on several tours, culminating in an epic penultimate show of the year at the UniBar. A release revered throughout the music community, expect to see the hardcore outfit expand their touring repertoire with several more festival appearances throughout the year.
Ready to get transported to another fucking dimension? Kimonono is an essential to any laid back, feel good playlist. Kicking about for almost two years now, the duo's infectious artpop synth sound is easy to take in and stays with you. Having released their debut EP Kimonono I in August 2015, the stage is set for Caitlin and Dan to take stock of a successful past year and launch themselves into 2017.
Recorded with Alex Upton (The Hard Aches) at The South Bank Studio (formerly Hillside), Burnside Mums is the brainchild of frontman Jason Katsaras and Christian Andreotti punching out honest Aussie rock out of a garage, the way music was always meant to be. While incredibly new to the scene, the lads know they're on about, and as far as first releases go they could well be onto to something good here.