Following a handful of rare appearances over the last 2 years supporting the likes of William Basinski, Marco Fusinato and more, WPH brings his minimal gales of guitar based sound to the Post Office Hotel's intimate surrounds. Joined this time by Melbourne drummer and synth icon Other Places (aka Mat Watson of Taipan Tiger Girls, Boredoms/Boadrum), who presents a new set of colourfully rhythmic textural live synthesis.
After releasing their split EP, Meds/Midstrength mid 2018, Muck have since spent their time refining their slackpop craft in the studio and are finally ready to release eleven unremarkable songs on an album entitled ’Smash And Dash’. Harmony laden, slack pop songs with propelling rhythm provide the vehicle for melodic lyrics that explore themes of ennui, listlessness and the day in/day out horror of adult life—but it’s not all sad and gloomy. Muck’s core philosophy is salvation can be found in pop hooks.
Joining them will be local legends and general all round stalwarts of the Melbourne scene, Sparkly bear who bring their brand of inimitable rock and roll to the Post Office in support.
Peeping Tom and River Of Snakes hit the Post Office Hotel in Coburg for a night of pure riff fury and clever musical tricks on Saturday night June 22nd. If you’re a lover of all things brown come taste the sound, if you adore all tones blue this little delightful is for you, can you dig it??
The Hornets are back at The Post Office, with a special show launching their presence in cyberspace. The entire Hornets six record ouvre is now on bandcamp check it out https://thehornets1.bandcamp.com/ For this show the band will be playing selections form their entire, 20 plus year career. not to be missed. Just to remind you:
The Hornets are steeped in the blues, they rise out of the Yarra Valley delta meeting at the mythical crossroads where Chicago grit has blown in. This is an earthy blues band with a pedigree of outstanding musicians…"Warwick McFadyen The Age
The Hornets feature some of the country’s well known and respected blues and roots musicians. They have released six CDs , to rave reviews and have gained a regular following of devoted fans as a result of many live performances. Consequently, The Age named The Hornets “The best blues band in Melbourne”, and the Herald Sun said the band “demanded attention”.
Singer song-writer Craig Horne together with ARIA Hall of Fame guitarist Jeff Burstin from Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, the Black Sorrows and Vika and Linda are joined on keyboards by Bruce Haymes ( Paul Kelly, Renee Geyer, Archie Roach, Bachelors of Prague) Yuri Pavlinov (Bamboos,Renee Geyer) bass and Chris Tabone (Badloves) drums.
Back to christen the newly refurbished POH front bar, BUTTERED LOAF will be back on Thursday 27th June, to dust things up, take off some shine and walk their muddy musical boots all through the place. They’ll blow the cheese of your parma with their delightfully unpredictable, unrepeatable and somewhat unstable brand of roots, rock, reggae, funk and soul. Don’t miss out!
"Tackle and Sneddon bring the club to the pub. Apologies to the regulars, it'll be over soon enough.
Tackle (Another Dark Age, A Colourful Storm) will deliver a brand new live set to the Postie, fusing elements of techno, industrial and a bunch of other shit.
Jess Sneddon will be playing one of her always-killer DJ sets, drawing on the EBM, post punk and new wave influences of her youth to transmit something unexpected and engaging for the floor.
We would like to acknowledge this event takes place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded."
64 is a music band with Turkish origins.
As it is a pleasure for us to play with additional instrumentalists and vocals in our group every now and then, the core members of the band remain as Erkin, Sertac, Talia and Volga.
Mostly playing songs with the Mediterranean musical heritage, as 64, we are keen to make music that is plain enough to listen at ease and enjoy, along with a bit of complexity that comes from combining various genres and cultures into one melody.
Constant Light ring in the new (financial) year with the launch of their second album, a scant, erm, nine years later. ‘Approach’ is “a bunch of lovely quirky pop songs… in the tradition of early Depeche Mode, Andreas Dorau and Silicon Teens; well, perhaps not as silly as the latter… This is perfect pop music” (Vital Weekly issue 1183).
When not interfering in elections Ekranoplans (Экранопланы ) are making a racket like this, according to music critic Michael Helms: “Like some sort of refurbished dirty power station in Kazakhstan ready to reap in the profit the Ekranoplans burst onto the scene last night to rock the Yarra. With lead ranter Simon Strong whirling dervishly, Master G Goldberg pushing pedal power to the fore and the rhythm section sounding like they’d just stepped off the stage of the Howard Stein Music Academy circa 1973 this bunch of hard rocking psychedelic Soviet sympathisers demand your attention…”
Веселье! Отлично! Вечеринка!! Let’s get Fiscal!
Sex Cop is an experimental live electronic artist, exploring glitched-out dark sonic soundscapes incorporating elements of techno, dub, ambient and house music.
Ecstasy Lagoon is an interplanetary funk-crooner trying to make pop music and failing, ending up with something somewhat darker as if the blade runner soundtrack was co written with all the failed disco artists of the 1970s.
Jealous Craig take to the Post Office Hotel for their official debut performance. The band is a combination of good mates that have been playing in various local bands for the past 6 years including Doona Waves, Indented Head, Daisy Chain, Jimmy Chang’s Hot Tuna and The You Yangs. Formed just over 6 months ago, Jealous Craig draws from an 80’s new wave sound and a style of songwriting with raw, garage-pop sensibility. Co-headliner Los Tropics are a Melbourne based foursome, all from elsewhere originally. They formed a musical bond while spinning Latin vinyl and serving arepas at Columbian cafe Sonido.
Small Town Romance are the kind of good-time old-school country band who continue to collect fans of the real-deal country music wherever they go. They shift seamlessly from honky tonk to Australiana, outlaw country to tex-mex, from country soul to rock n roll. Their self titled debut release has been lauded by critics and fans alike receiving nominations for the 2017 Music Victoria Country Album of the year and Best New Talent category at the Tamworth Golden Guitar awards. The bands immaculate duetting, searing telecaster guitar and driving accordion will have you transfixed by their songs one minute, then dragging a partner up to dance the next.
Come join STR at The Post Office hotel, June 16 at the juniors/seniors/middlers friendly hours of 4:30 - 6:30!
Free as a bird, save your money for hot chips.
House of Light - Between US and European commitments Berlin HOUSE OF LIGHT bring back to Australia their cinematic shoegaze that meshes shimmering guitar and motorik rhythms - fitting somewhere between darkwave and 80s neo-psych.
Listen here - https://houseoflight.bandcamp.com/album/nervous-systems
For this show House of Light will be performing a set of new, as yet un-released songs. They will be joined by a rhythm section made up of Peter Haren (The Morning After Girls) and Don Drum (Fraudband / Paul Kidney Experience)
Having sold out the first pressing of their Kasumiuen Records release, the band will have some second pressing copies available at shows as they perform in Melbourne for the first time since 2015. They play a free entry show at The Post Office Hotel on Saturday 11th May with support from Harry Howard / Ed Preston's DUET
BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE land The Post Office Hotel. Their transcendent blend of traditional Ethiopian song and 21st Century groove will funk you out of your body. Singer Enushu Taye’s hauntingly beautiful compositions are inspired by her remarkable life story and the unique vocal traditions of Ethiopia. Enushu is joined on vocals by Zimbabwe born and Outback raised poetic giant Mista Monk. BJX are honoured to be joined by Australia’s own keyboard legend Bob Sedergreen, and master horn players Peter Harper and Ian Dixon.
Black Jesus Experience is the sound of the multicultural vibrancy of their hometown, Melbourne, Australia, their music rooted in the improvising traditions of Funk, Azmari, Hip Hop and Afrobeat. Bringing the concentrated power of twelve years of touring Australia/NZ, Europe and Africa to The Post Office Hotel for one great night.
Composing evocative process music through use of outmoded technologies; tape loops, found instruments, augmented field recordings & obscured beats where harsh noise & melodic bliss are no longer sequestered. Melbourne based Ceramic Flowers unique sound collage mixes synth & sample; emoting anxiety & awe; morphing & strobing into what feels fragmented memories crashing through reality allowing glimpses of some unseen world.
Thawing is a solo experimental outfit from Sydney, using heavy, ascending guitar tones, field recordings and ambient melodies to create an atmospheric experience. Collaborating with Thawing will be Sam Haven (QLD) to deliver an entirely improvised set.
Thibault are a new 4-piece jazz pop band made up of Nicole Thibault, Julian Patterson,Zak Olsen, James Cecil and Brent Zmrhal who have at some time featured in bands as varied and esteemed as Clag, Minimum Chips, Architecture in Helsinki, Kes, Mum Smokes, Small World Experience, The Ancients, Traffik Island etc.They play melodic wig out space jams that sound like they have possibly travelled back in time to Paris in the 60’s but also to the future where robots have taken over the world.
Maya-dreamer have released 2 albums over the last decade Love Is Your Destiny " It’s baroque pop in the mode and scale of Burt Bacharach or Pet Sounds. The layers are as heady as the sentiments are sunny and hopeful (see the album title)". Doug Wallen, mess+noise and the more experimental Light of the World ' Listed in 'The best albums of 2016' by the Inside Sleeve 'Beautiful melodies wrong footed by meandering chords, the arrangements are seductive and disorienting" The 6 piece group are all prepared to record their 3rd album in July this year and are excited to present this new music at The Post Office Htl , exploring minimalism, chorals, vocal hocketing and harmonies, pocket symphonies over experimental pop.
Hideous Sun Demon
Following an interstate move from Perth, Hideous Sun Demon have been busy establishing themselves in the Melbourne music scene. Hitting the ground running they recorded an EP with their new drummer in January, set for release in July with Hell Beach Records. Expect their 6th australian tour in support of their new songs which have grown from previous work via more direct lyricism, synthesizer work & a more tempered melodic approach to songwriting.
Auntie Leo & the Backstabbers
Auntie Leo & the Backstabbers further honed their western tinged surfy garage jangle with 'Roaches' their new single 7" dropped in january. Their first national tour of 12 shows followed in febuary, showing off their strong live show on stages around australia. Not ones to rest thh boys from Werribee are already back in the studio finishing off new tunes.
Two of the most exciting and unique bands in Melbourne.
Candy rock superstars Rudely Interrupted are joined by fire femme rock trio Face Face for a night of thunder and lightning at The Post Office Hotel.
Doors at 8pm.
7th of June.
Rudely Interrupted - One of Australia’s most unique indie rock acts, touring and releasing their brand of explosive pitch perfect indie rock/love/pop anthems across the Globe since 2007.
This remarkable contemporary group of unlikely rock stars have carved out a sonic signature all their own and firmly cemented their music in the Australian and the worlds music culture. ‘Here’s a group of unlikely rockers, making serious music and seriously impressing people the world over, they are the real deal’ Alan Cross
Face Face- Melbourne 3-piece making indie rock for nostalgic 90s kids
Come boogie your way on through a vortex of genre defying pandemonium with Melbourne’s electrifying new experimental pop-funk group Asteroid Flex. Kicking off at 8 with groovy mood merchants Mr. Sophistication - sip a drink, hold on to ur wigs and enjoy the ride!
Shepparton Airplane are heading into the the legendary Sing Sing studio in June to record album number three with all-round legend Anna Laverty, but first they'll be stopping by the Post Office Hotel in Coburg for a free arvo show on Sunday 2nd June.
There'll be a whole set of all new songs (most of which have never been played live) as well as all the hits from last year's Almurta record (desribed as 'bursting with sumptous pub rock weirdness and deeply satisfying punk jams) and 2016's debut self-titled LP.
Come see and hear the direction the new album is headed in its rawest and most relaxed form. And enjoy an exceptionally tasty meal while you're at it.
Long Lunch and Lou Davies (full band) play the posty!
Quirky and romantic, Melbourne five piece Long Lunch is the project of Peter Sismanes, Richard Machuca, Nic Steyger, Ali Mustafa and Joey Sismanes. With songs that comb the absurdities of life and love, the band combine eccentric RnB melodies, slacker jazz instrumentation and lo-fi pop textures that are immediately warm and lush.
With his band, Melbourne singer/songwriter Lou Davies writes pop songs with a 60’s nostalgia scattered throughout with influences from the likes of Lou Reed and Paul McCartney but also more recent songwriters such as Paul Kelly, Kurt Vile and Sixto Rodriguez. His songs bridge many genres from pop rock, to garage rock, to psychedelic rock, to slacker rock.
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Out of the depths of winter, the much loved Hot Wings finally return to the stage to bash out some rockin' surf tunes that will remind you of summer days and cocktails on the beach!
Joining them is a band so new, so fresh they can't be found on the internet!?! Who knew it was possible to exist without online content....The Jinks know. They can tell you what life is like on the "other" side, they can also rip out an excellent tune or twelve!
bodies are an experimental collective currently comprised of kirby casilli, ben sendy-smithers, ruben stoney, alexander thomas and daniel ward. polito are a live electronic music and dance collaboration between Robert Downie, Finnian Langham, Arabella Frahn-Starkie and Hillary Goldsmith. they play for free at the post office hotel in coburg on the 30th of may 2019. music will start at 9 o'clock.
Sime Nugent brings his band, The Capes to the Post Office Hotel on May 26.
Sime has toured nationally and internationally throughout Australia, Europe and America and released more than a dozen albums with a range of bands in his 20 year career.
Sime’s work under his own name; with indie duo Sweet Jean and three time ARIA nominated band The Wilson Pickers has received both critical and popular acclaim. Sime is also currently performing Stardust - The songs of Willie Nelson with Linda Bull and the Red Headed Strangers.
The Capes features Steve Hesketh, Shane Reilly, Zane Lind and Roger Bergodaz who've variously played with The Drones, You Am I, Man in Black, Mick Thomas band and Tex Perkins band. The Capes line up features piano, hammond organ, pedal steel, baritone guitar, bass and drums along side Sime's disarming voice, harmonica and agricultural guitar.
“Devastatingly powerful, highly listenable roots and pop influenced music”. Rhythms
Huge If True and Diamonds of Neptune team up to bring you an evening of crazy, spacey and downright dangerous entertainment at the Post Office Hotel next Saturday the 25th of May!!
The lads at Huge if True HQ have rebuilt the band after the recent departure of beloved guitarist Sam Swain as he goes on to reach greater heights in his career as a renowned producer. The boffins back at the lab are extremely excited to show off their new-look four piece incarnation of the band.
Diamonds of Neptune are fresh off the back of recording their latest album with none other than producer extraordinaire Sam Swain and will be bringing their trademark spaced out psych-pop to woo and wow the public as per usual. Expect scintillating and sexy riffs, licks and grooves from the boiz from DoN.
A Friday evening at the Post Office:
Purient takes the form of electronic-ambient and EBM styled productions with melodic vocals that drift in and out.
Her latest release, ‘Lose’, has been premiered on FBi Radio’s latest releases, and is live thanks to Burning Rose Records.
A big, sweaty, hypnotic exercise of live electronic music that explores and exploits ambient, psychedelic, techno and krautrock styles. The members of Big Yawn had prior involvement performing and producing in the majority of projects released by Fallopian Tunes.
We recognise the original and enduring custodians of the land on which these events take place.
Golden Syrup is a genre-crossing project from Sara Retallick, existing somewhere between music and a sonic art experiment. The projects plays with intertwining complex textures, experimental pop songs, ambient soundscapes and fragmented rhythms. This show will feature new unreleased material for your listening pleasure for the very first time.
Shah Sharafi is a multi-sensory Arabian disco experience by Yasmine Sharaf. A cultural exploration through music, ancestry and identity.
Following the launch of her third independent release, award-winning artist Andrea Robertson is heading up the highway to Melbourne's favourite pub, The Post Office Hotel, Coburg as a part of her new album 'Live At New Hall' Tour.
Andrea is well-versed when it comes to creating her own sound. She skillfully fuses the blues, roots, folk and alt-country with a dash of rock, forging her own Americana-style of songwriting for music lovers along the way.
Her unique brand of music echoes with the tones of someone who knows who she is, someone who wishes to share her sound and story with others, someone who creates an endearing experience that is entirely her own.
Delivering her trademark sweet-yet-edgy sound influenced by living on the coast, Andrea will be joined by husband/drummer, David Robertson and Heath Robertson (lead guitar) performing as the Andrea Robertson Trio, dishing up two sets of her award-winning original material for Melburnians.
Dark Water is a three piece band inspired by 80s darkwave and synthpop based in Birraranga (Melbourne). Lead by vocals of singer, synth player and guitarist Jack Siren, driven by dark bass lines of Dettie Sebastian and reverb drenched drums by V. Dark Water's EP is available at https://darkwaterband.bandcamp.com. Playing with Dark Water will be Hyperfocus
Hearts and Rockets is a feminist punk band featuring Kalindy Williams (vox/synth/guitar) and Kurt Eckardt (vox/bass/drum machine). Playing live since September 2016, the duo released their 13 track hit-machine Dead Beats in 2017, and are set to follow up with their forthcoming, second album Power in August 2019. Expect driving 808 beats, non-stop fuzzed out bass, buzzing synths, chorus-drenched guitar, and duelling vocals singing catchy as hooks about sexism, society and Doctor Who.
Playing alongside them will be Freak Fandnago - "I was getting Joy Division meets Talking Heads" - Mancunian bloke at our last gig, 2018.
We acknowledge this event is taking place on the stolen lands of the traditional custodians of the land; the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders present.
Tracks & Sound Volumes
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Luis CL & DJ Dylan (& friends)
testing new and unreleased tracks
house, club music, footwork, juke +.
for q's / info / concerns.
If you ever feel unsafe or just need some respite in the venue, u can always come ask luis or I, if u can hang out in the DJ booth with us. pls come ask us if u need anything.
A sensational blend of horn, dirt and dark. Hoodoo Mayhem have a unique funkaboom in tune with the deepest of dark skadooomboom. A beautiful sound somewhere between New Orleans Funk, PJ Harvey, Propellerheads and a bucket of bullets is worth your time. Big Horns, Frisky Soul and a Melbourne sound is what the Hoodoo would like to share with you. It’s emotional and sophisticated while it is simplistic and real. A mix of compositions and respectful interpretations of classics from unexpected genres will keep you wanting more.
Feel it, shake it, love it – Hoodoo for you.
XANI has new music and this time she has recorded it all by herself. From her forthcoming EP “4” due for release later this year and mixed by Isaac Barter, XANI is set to launch the single “Grey” - a song about all the grey areas in life.
Come and celebrate these new sounds with XANI and her incredible band featuring:
Kathleen Halloran (guitar)
Ann Metry (bass)
Alex Roper (drums)
This show is completely free and will include two sets of XANI’s original music from 9pm.
Field Maps is the solo recording project for Melbourne musician Daniel Moss. With three releases in 2018 of 'Action at a Distance', 'Cassavetes' and 'Somewhere Underground', the year saw Field Maps morph from a solo recording venture to cohesive live act its own right. Now joined on stage by Nick Sowersby (Sunbeam Sound Machine), Sophie Treloar (Poppongene) & Rhys Grunden (Foreign/National), Field Maps spent the later part of the year working on new music and playing shows across the state. Gearing up for new music in the coming months, Field Maps are playing a free show at The Post Office Hotel on Friday May 10. Joining them for the night is the nostalgic folk balladry of Kathleen Mary Lee. Music from 9pm.
An evening of longform ambient with Steam Vent and Lisa Lerkenfeldt.
Steam Vent is a solo project of Sydney based artist and musician Del Lumanta with recent releases ‘*Swells’ (Longform Editions, 2018) and ‘Take It Easy’ LP (Chemical Imbalance, 2019). Using repetitive loops layered and numerous improvised melodies, Steam Vent’s songs collage slow guitar meditations both fragile and atmospheric that transport listeners through lucid dream like states.
"Post industrial ambience. Subtle, insistent, balanced. Poised beautifully between cold / emotive, corporeal / diaphanous states."
- Vienna Press
Dan Lethbridge and Shane O'Mara return to the Post Office Hotel for their Autumnal spectacular. Joined by Ben Weisner (drums), Dave Evans (bass) and Jethro Pickett (keys), this one-time duo has officially morphed in to a collaborative five-piece. The Posty has become has become a regular haunt for Dan and Shane with the band returning here 'once every season'. Come and catch them for their Autumn soiree.
Moody Beaches are thrilled to be returning to one of their favourite watering holes for a show that will certainly shake off the winter willies! The Moody gals will be blasting all of their hits right into your ear holes, in a moody melodic way. Joining them on the night is Precision Auto, one of the newest hottest bands around town, featuring members of Gold Class, Würst Nürse and Ouch My Face, this will be a night not to be missed - any night out at The Postie is a good night out!
A delectable Friday night double header at the Post Office featuring...
The Dull Joys - Eclectic post-punk guitar noise, broken hearted balladeering suffused with rich ambient textures.
The Tropicals - Atmospheric, hook laden, groove driven, new wave surf rock.
The Post Office Hotel is getting another year older and we’re inviting a bunch of new and old favourites for a day at the pub to celebrate. This is our way of saying thanks and giving back to our much loved community for all your support over the years.
On the lineup for this years 9th birthday is
Low Key FERLA
Red See Blue
The first act will kick off at 4 and we’ll have drinks and meal specials all day to help keep you fed and hydrated. Come down for a cheeky frothy and celebrate another year a Coburg’s best loved watering hole - where live music is still free!
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.