Lucky Dip – Melbourne Cup Eve – I, a Man, Redcoats and more….

We at Speaker TV are proud to present LUCKY DIP at Revolver Upstairs on Melbourne Cup Eve (November 1st), which will feature some of Australia’s best up and comers – I, a Man Redcoats; Iowa; Straylove & Colour Age.

Melbournians I A MAN have elected to mix elements of experimental pop and indie rock to create their own unique sound. Using the dismal, bleak attitudes of winter as an influence, the band bunkered down in a studio as melodies were cut and pasted and rebuilt in different ways. I A Man is Melbourne defined – a healthy mix of light and dark, not quite in a particular mould, but damn good at keeping us guessing.

REDCOATS have formed into a vintage, untamed, raw and youthful rock and roll band – the perfect addition to Speaker TV’s ‘Lucky Dip’ line-up. ‘Dusky, blues-laden rock… the perfect antidote to a summer-long of minimal, minimal, minimal, and the occasional avant-pop italo-disco dalliance. Redcoats were promptly filed under ‘awesome’ claimed – and we can’t help but agree.

Emerging from Melbourne’s fertile independent underground scene, IOWA band’s music is a union of contradictions: lo-fi but widescreen, balancing tight-as-a-drum songwriting with expansive solos, hanging sheets of noise on surprisingly hummable hooks. What comes naturally is a sound that draws on the distortion-drenched dynamics of forebears like My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth, but remains very much Iowa’s own.                                                                                                         

After nearly two and a half years together, STRAYLOVE are one of the longer-running bands on the line-up. Their psych-pop brings to mind the hazy late sixties sounds of The Kinks and The Doors but the composure and understanding that develops over a band’s career has allowed Straylove to build their own niche. It’s a refreshing blend of psychedelic rock and roll and the classic pop we know and love.

Last but not to be forgotten is the four gentlemen comprising the band COLOUR AGE. Colour Age play expansive music that blends melody and atmospheric sounds. Much like I A Man, Colour Age step outside the psychedelic sound of so many compatriots with a focus on experimentation. Armed with a powerful live show, these four twenty-something guys are sure to be making waves very soon.

Revolver Upstairs is at 229 Chapel Street, Prahran and doors open at 8pm.
$12 + booking fee or $15 on the door. Tickets available through



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