Friday 26th October
Rackett (Single Launch)
Flight Ibis (QLD)
The Belair Lipbombs
Doors 8:00pm / $15+bf Thru Oztix (HERE)
RACKETT make loud and experimental punk-pop. In one year, the band have moved from virtual anonymity to playing in major theatres and festivals throughout Australia, receiving regular airplay on community and commercial radio, features in Rolling Stone Magazine, become the featured talent in national campaign for General Pants and earned a reputation for “Thrilling live shows, a technically proficient and powerful sound, and a DIY hyper-femme aesthetic”, The BRAG. Supporting the likes of Abbe May, The Bennies, Sticky Fingers, DZ Deathrays and having completed national touring with The Darkness (UK), Killing Heidi and Stonefield, the band have crafted an adventurous live show described by The Music, as “It’s intense, it’s magical”.
The band have released three singles; Prey, Ready or Not and BATS from their debut EP Ready or Not. The band have successfully sold out venues throughout Sydney and Melbourne in support of these releases and have been been played on Triple J, Triple J unearthed, FBI, 4ZZZ, 2SER and more.
The band is fronted by Rebecca Callander on rhythm guitar and vocals. “Callander puts down her guitar after a few songs and jumps down into the crowd to dance with us, reaching out to hold hands and scratch heads and go a little wild, and it's honestly the greatest thing ever”, The Music.
Ally Gaven on bass, Astrid Holz on drums and Kat Ayala on lead guitar. Band members have undergone extensive music and performance training (Berklee College of Music U.S.A, The Australian Conservatorium of Music) and specialise in a range of genres from jazz to heavy metal. Their combined powers make for a diverse and highly skilled song-writing team.