AUS/NZ TOUR 2011
April 27 — Newcastle NSW @ The Croatian Club w/ Love Connection + Alps + In The Dollhouse + Polyfox & The Union Of The Most Ghosts
April 28 — Sydney NSW @ Red Rattler w/ Love Connection + Kill City Creeps + Melodie Nelson + Circle Pit DJs
April 29 — Wollongong NSW @ Otis’ w/ Love Connection + Bec Sandridge + Jack R. Reilly
April 30 — Melbourne VIC @ SugarMountain Festival w/ Aa + Virgo Four + Rat Vs Possum + No Zu + Twerps + HEAPS more!
May 01 — Geelong VIC @ The Nash w/ Love Connection + Sleep Decade + King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
May 04 — Hobart TAS @ The Brisbane Hotel w/ Love Connection + Drunk Elk + Manchester Mourning
May 05 — Hobart TAS @ The Grand Poobah w/ All Fires The Fire + Anthony Rochester + Tree
May 06 — Adelaide SA @ The Metro w/ Love Connection + Fake Tan + Men's Health and Female Viagra
May 07 — Perth WA @ The Bird w/ Love Connection + Bermuda
May 08 — Fremantle WA @ Mojos w/ Love Connection + Rabbit Island
May 11 — Auckland NZ @ Wine Cellar w/ Hannah Curwood
May 13 — Wellington NZ @ Happy w/ St Ruppertsberg + Glass Vaults
May 14 — Melbourne VIC @ The Tote w/ Love Connection + Panel Of Judges + School Of Radiant Living + Half Back Flank DJs
YellowFever sampler by Lost And Lonesome
A captivating minimal art pop combo from Austin, Texas, YellowFever ramble about their home-country in a beat-up hippie wagon, foregoing cafe breakfasts for a pot of camp stove coffee and a bag of carrots. They love music and they love to party, but they also love an esky stocked with fresh produce. Young Marble Giants is who they get compared to the most, but they're not really that similar. YMG are Welsh for starters, and who knows what they ate for breakfast? Probably beans and bangers in a suburban Cardiff caf. Not these sun-drenched Texans though. Carrots!
Musically however, much like the aforementioned 'Giants, YellowFever successfully balance the complex with the refreshingly sparse. Jennifer Moore's lackadaisical vocal delivery belies the songs' intricate, hypnotic phrasing; her stern, arresting manner juxtaposed perfectly with subject matter concerning delinquent domestic pets amongst other dark issues. Meanwhile, Isabel Martin harmonises closely, creating an eerily stark effect amongst the completely dry mix. Rounded out by Adam Jones on drums, the trio go about their business in a no-fuss fashion, engaging the garagey, angular rhythms and singsong melodies with some surf guitar twang or a little organ drone.
By default (not enough room in that hippie wagon maybe?), the band have stripped back slowly since their 2006 inception as a four-piece and now, following Isabel's move to New York, do the rounds Texas-deuce-style. Having spent the past summer in the studio with Luis Martinez (Bill Callahan's drummer), the pair are readying their debut album-proper for release in early-2011.
"…featuring not only the Shaggs-like simplistic quirk of their beginnings, but their progression into more of a complex dark pop wonder in the same league as the Aislers Set and Grass Widow" — othermusic.com
"Far from treating their influences as static taste markers, YellowFever assumes classic pop songs can form a dialogue with their own. Even when these conversations seem more whimsical than productive, it's fun to hear the band's imagination at work" — pitchfork.com
"Teetering staunchly between minimalist pop and twee punk, there’s an ever present intrigue in the trio’s songcraft" — agitreader.com