Fall in love with Olympia

A selection of five of Olympia’s finest tracks.

Put this Sound Doctor selection of five of Olympia’s finest tracks on high rotation and we’re sure you’ll be rushing to hit the Buy Now button. 

With her stunning voice, ripping guitar playing and rock-sure attitude it’s no wonder the music press has gone completely nuts over Olympia’s album Flamingo. 
It’s even been nominated for the Australian Music Prize! Her recent live shows in Europe have had fans raving (and non-believers turned into groupies) and now it’s your turn to see what all the fuss is about.

‘Dazzling’
‘A wonderfully envisioned album.’
‘Alt-pop perfection.’
‘One of the most inventive and exciting indie rock releases of the year.’
‘Relentlessly original.’

We could go on and on – instead we’re saying BOOK YOUR TICKETS now!

An Evening with Didirri

We’ve had some wonderful vocalists and storytellers grace the Anglesea Memorial Hall stage this year (Archie Roach, Katie Noonan and our recent Alice Skye and Emily Wurramara line-up spring to mind) and to end off the year we’re bringing Didirri to town.

This Melbourne singer-songwriter has been mesmerising audiences since he first started performing. His challenging and thoughtful writing, combined with on-stage charisma and relatable depth has continually won over listeners around the world. Simultaneously heartbreaking and healing, and approaching real issues with smile and charm, Didirri is an artist with something to say. 

If you have a triple j listener in the house, they’ll no doubt be familiar with his work – and will be excited about support artist Ruby Gill too – but if you’ve never had the pleasure of hearing Didirri sing listen to a track here. Then book your tickets to see him performing solo and live for The Sound Doctor.

Ruby Gill

Saturday October 5th
Tickets just $35 and on sale now!

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Looking ahead to October

Don’t miss Olympia, one of Australia’s most relentlessly original artists performing her highly anticipated new album ‘Flamingo’ live.

With her sophomore album FLAMINGO released on July 5, Olympia has a string of high profile tour dates across the globe.

Following critically acclaimed shows across the UK and Europe earlier this year, Olympia returns for the biggest headline tour of her career including the UK, Ireland, Europe and Australia, to deliver the bold, immersive vision that is ‘Flamingo’, with a full band in tow.

‘Flamingo’ is Olympia’s most personal record to date, full of risk, escalation, and the complex pop unspooling we’ve come to recognise in her work. Packed with insistent earworms the album struts boldy between the artists knack at crafting sophisticated pop tunes able to spring multiple moods, and the sizzle of sonics being pushed ever so into the red.

Her music has been compared to artists as disparate as Joey Santiago (Pixies), Anna Calvi and David Bowie.

Olivia Bartley, creative force behind the project, co-produced the upcoming album with long-time collaborator Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, DMAs).

Olympia will be supported in Anglesea by Jess Ribeiro.

Tickets $35
Saturday 3rd August
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For assistance with planning your visit to Anglesea and to ensure you get the most from your stay on the spectacular Surf Coast, drop into the Torquay Visitor Centre (Surf City Plaza, Beach Road, Torquay; open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week except Christmas Day, call 1300 614 219 or go to www.angleseaadventure.com.au

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An Evening with Alice Skye & Emily Wurramara

Alice Skye is a singer-songwriter and Wergaia woman whose songs sparkle with a sensitivity and maturity well beyond her years, accompanied by the gentle and hauntingly sparse melodies of a piano score. She is joined for this special show by proud Indigenous performer Emily Wurramara. Originally from Groote Eylandt, Emily wrote her first song aged nine and she continues to share her stories and experiences with heart and honesty through her original music sung in English and Anindilyakwa.

Tickets $35
Saturday 3rd August
Book Now: https://trybooking.com/BDBCB

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For assistance with planning your visit to Anglesea and to ensure you get the most from your stay on the spectacular Surf Coast, drop into the Torquay Visitor Centre (Surf City Plaza, Beach Road, Torquay; open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week except Christmas Day, call 1300 614 219 or go to www.angleseaadventure.com.au

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Cash Savage and The Last Drinks

Having towered over festival audiences at Golden Plains, Boogie and Sydney Festival, selling out Melbourne venues, and earning rave reviews for her recent packed-out Sydney show, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks are on a mighty roll.

This incandescent live band at the height of their powers are led by their mighty frontwoman. Her potent lyrics and impassioned delivery articulate the personal-political issues of these times with heart, guts and grit.

“Next to Courtney Barnett, she is one of the most original and distinctively Australian voices to emerge in the last few years.” Daily Review

Don’t miss them bringing their epic live show to Anglesea. Support is from the wild, unconventional and ruthlessly blunt songwriter Hollie Joyce. Combining fervent lyrics with distorted and at times eerie tones, Joyce has established a compelling sound that doesn’t hold back – it’s a dynamic cacophony that sometimes strays into raucous rock ’n’ roll freak outs, while at other times deviates to the more alluring and melodic.

Tickets $35
Friday 2nd August
Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/BDBBU

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For assistance with planning your visit to Anglesea and to ensure you get the most from your stay on the spectacular Surf Coast, drop into the Torquay Visitor Centre (Surf City Plaza, Beach Road, Torquay; open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week except Christmas Day, call 1300 614 219 or go to www.angleseaadventure.com.au

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It’s tax time… and You Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore.

Can’t fight this feeling anymore? The end of financial year is the perfect time to show your love of live contemporary music in our beautiful seaside town. 

We’ve just launched a fundraising project through the Australian Cultural Fund to help us continue to bring great shows to our local community hall. Donations over $2 are fully tax deductible and, just as important as being able to write off some tax, you will get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing you are supporting The Sound Doctor Presents, a not for profit group run by volunteers. Our fundraising target is $10K and you’ve got until 30 June to add your contribution.

So, in the words of REO Speedwagon, if you know what started out as a friendship has grown stronger and you wish you had the strength to let it show head to https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/an-evening-with/ and donate!!

In case you need any reminding how great an evening with the Sound Doctor can be here are a few pics from our most recent shows (with thanks as always to the amazing Patrick Callow!).

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Joan As Police Woman SOLD OUT

That’s right. All tickets are gone for our Evening with Joan as Police Woman.

If you missed out, there are still tickets available for the sublime Tiny Ruins (NZ) supported by Melbourne’s Ryan Downey. Have a listen, but don’t waste time as this show will sell out as well. Tickets: trybooking.com/BAIHQ

An Evening with Tiny Ruins

A rare blend of eloquent lyrical craft and explorative musicianship, the songs of New Zealand band Tiny Ruins have been treasured by crowds and critics for almost a decade. Traversing influences that cross genre and era, the artistry of Hollie Fullbrook and her band spans delicate folk, lustrous dream pop and ebullient psychedelia. And they’re bringing it all to Anglesea for the Sound Doctor as they tour the country with their latest album, Olympic Girls.

Support will be from Melbourne-based musician Ryan Downey, performing his signature blend of rock, pop and folk in a mesmeric baritone voice that is a jaw-dropping amalgamation of Leonard Cohen and a spirited Bill Callahan by way of a mid-century crooner.

AN EVENING WITH TINY RUINS
Friday 3 May @ 8pm
Tickets $35
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Joan As Police Woman – Damned Devotion Tour

Extraordinary New York artist Joan As Police Woman (Joan Wasser) returns to Australia in May 2019 with her full band and highly acclaimed new album “Damned Devotion”. She has not graced our shores since 2014, and we are so ready. Since the release of debut album Real Life in 2006 her sound has naturally evolved through six breath-taking studio albums, hundreds of collaborations and over a thousand live concert performances. She has collaborated and performed with a host of incredible artists including John Cale, Lou Reed, David Sylvian, Antony & The Johnsons and Rufus Wainwright. Don’t miss this exceptional artist.

AN EVENING WITH JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN
Sat May 4th
Tickets $65
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Milk! Records Goes Coastal

Turn the clock back to March 2018, when Jen Cloher blew the roof off the Anglesea Memorial Hall. No-one could have imagined how that humble building could have been transformed into a bona fide rock venue. Well it happened, and we’re planning on doing it all again this March when we bring three bands from Milk! Records (the label founded by Jen and Courtney Barnett) to town for one rocking show. This is one for the music fans, the people who are in the know (or want to be able to say I saw them when…). It’s a standing (get up and groove) show and it’s going to be big.

First up we introduce you to Hachiku (though if you caught Fraser A Gorman in August you may recognise the lead singer!). Hachiku is the brainchild of German bedroom-producer Anika Ostendorf, who writes and produces her home-made dream pop (think: Grimes, Perfume Genius and early CocoRosie) from whichever bedroom she is currently inhabiting.

 

Swept together from the ashes of your finest night on the tiles, Loose Tooth are a Melbourne three-piece who craft sweet guitar pop with frayed edges and swollen hearts. Whether they’re spluttering to life on an empty tank or hitting harmonies in full flight, seeing this trio really is a beautiful thing.

Jade Imagine, Melbourne’s low-fi, slacker-fuzz-dream pop band bathed in the glow of ’70s surf-music, was destined for greatness from the beginning. Jade McInally, front babe and brains, has been a stalwart of the indie scene since 2004 and since releasing their EP on Milk! Records her band has been getting bigger and better!

MILK! RECORDS GOES COASTAL
Friday 22 March @ 8pm
Tickets $30
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