Amaya Laucirica is an Australian singer/songwriter whose music combines the swirling contours of Cocteau Twins with the wistful melodies of The Go-Betweens and the lush, sonic depth of Yo La Tengo. Within this rich palette of sound resides Amaya’s uniquely captivating voice, restrained yet beautiful, with rich breathy tones offering touching moments of yearning and lament.
Since 2008, she has released three critically acclaimed albums, with her most recent Rituals described as “absorbing and mesmerising” (The Morning Star, UK) and “Bright and brilliant” (GoldFlakePaint, UK).
She will be joining Adalita on Saturday May 27, and we can’t wait to have her play.
Saturday 25 March is shaping up to be one very special evening! Not only can you hear the divine Mia Wray performing tracks from her stunning new EP, but we’re excited to announce Phoebe Go will be the support act.
Phoebe Go is the exciting new solo project of Australian alt-pop artist Phoebe Lou (from Snakadaktal). It’s a heartfelt project that at its core, is full of hope. It’s about growing up, staying young, losing your feet and finding them again. It’s lyrically heavy at the crux, but there’s lightness for a reason. It’s passing Go and collecting $200 on the monopoly board. It’s the sweet milk at the end of a bowl of Crunchy Nut. It’s a NASA mission control countdown and Phoebe Go is the rocket.
Phoebe Go released an EP in December last year and she’s fresh from supporting Soccer Mommy in Melbourne and about to support Muna on their headline Aussie show – and Mia Wray covered Muna for triple j’s Like a Version recently so really it’s meant to be!. We know you’re going to love her and it’s even more reason to make sure you don’t miss out on this show.
As if it wasn’t enough that we have a huge March weekend of music coming up – with Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band in a totally sold out show on Friday 24 March and Mia Wray on Saturday 25 March –but we’ve already got you excited for May with Jen Cloher on Friday 26 May with tickets flying out the door.
Adalita is well-known and well-loved by many Sound Doctor fans, so it will be welcome news that her upcoming album tour will bring her back to the Surf Coast for an intimate show in Anglesea Memorial Hall.
And she won’t be coming empty handed – she’s bringing her stunning new album, Inland and some very special guests, including her powerhouse band consisting of Matt Bailey (Paradise Motel) on bass, Dan McKay (Nation Blue) on drums and Lewis Boyes (Dan Kelly and the Alpha Males) on lead guitar. Together they’ll perform songs from Inland in a specially curated set in her trademark captivating style.
Tickets have just gone on sale – but they will not last long! Book yours now.
ID: Photo of Adalita, standing outside on a light pink salt lake with clouds in the distance. She is wearing a black top and pants and resting her right hand on her left wrist. Her hair is windswept and she is looking off to her left side with her face directly towards the camera.
After an incredible night out with Parsnip and Ty Segall with his Freedom Band in January, there is a definite buzz around about The Sound Doctor. So we thought we’d strike while the iron’s hot and give you another awesome act to look forward to. Jen Cloher is returning to Anglesea on Friday 26 May with their latest album and tickets are on sale now!
Before we get there we still have a huge weekend in March to enjoy with Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band on Friday 24 March and Mia Wray on Saturday 25 March. Tickets are selling well so don’t delay in getting yours – you don’t want to be the one who misses out!
And don’t forget you can buy a Jeff Raglus designed Sound Doctor t-shirt when you buy your show ticket or anytime here. Well while stocks last anyway!
It’s hard to believe that it was five years ago that Jen Cloher (Ngāpuhi & Ngāti Kahu) got Sound Doctor audiences out of their chairs for the first time and cheering up a storm! We are so excited Jen is back with a new album to rock Anglesea once again on Friday 26 May.
Jen’s taut, terse brand of rock is charged with the static tension that comes with being an eternal misfit – they have spoken truth to power with the shrewd eye that only an outsider can possess. Admirers have naturally gravitated towards Jen’s incisive, generous songwriting and their first album in five years (the verdant and rich I Am The River, The River Is Me) is inspired by Jen’s powerful matrilineal line of wāhine Māori. It’s filled with fiercely political songs that are as much an energetic celebration as a form of resistance.
If you missed Jen the last time they were in Anglesea, you will not want to make that mistake again!
“A modern day Patti Smith whose brutally honest, politically charged lyrics mark her out as one of the most interesting and important artists of her day.” The Independent UK
ID: This is a photo of Jen Cloher looking directly into the camera. Their mouth is closed and chin is slightly raised. There is an indistinct red and orange background. They look strong and confident.
Augie March are headed to Anglesea and they’re bringing their hits with them! And Lisa Mitchell has just announced her album tour, with The Sound Doctor being one of her stops.
May 27 & 28 are going to be HUGE! Tickets for both shows are on sale now.
On Friday 27 May Augie March perform stripped back reinventions of many of their best-known songs in a show that not only reminds you why these guys created the soundtrack to the start of the century for many of us – but also why they’re still one of Australia’s most important bands. Supporting them are celebrated Aireys trio Victoriana Gaye.
On Saturday 28 May the sublime songbirdLisa Mitchelladds Anglesea to her album tour list, performing with her band. Lisa’s music consistently elicits an emotional response and this will be one special show. Especially given we have the transformative music of (we’re claiming her as a local) Chitra to start the night off right!
Check out this short edit of all our artists from 2019. Thanks to Cash Savage and The Last Drinks for supplying the music.
GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC THIS CHRISTMAS
While you’re watching the video and waiting for exciting show announcements, why not give your loved one a special treat this Christmas – a Sound Doctor gift voucher!
We have vouchers available in denominations of $100, $50 and $35.50 (we figured most of our tickets are $35 and you get charged an extra 50 cents per ticket by TryBooking so it makes sense!). Your lucky recipient can use credit card to make up the difference if a ticket is more expensive. Or if you’ve been extra generous they can use any left over voucher money towards any Sound Doctor ticket in the next 12 months. Happy Holidays indeed.