Static Animal was formed in 2014 as a small recording project formed by Michael Gibbon and Sam Pannifex in their final year of high school; making music that is best described as ambient/experimental/guitar-based pop. Following the moderate underground success of the single ‘Majorca’ off of the band’s self-titled EP (2014), Gibbon enlisted the help of Dan Oke (aka Jarrow) to play guitar on the band’s follow-up EP ‘Morning Sounds’ (2016). Both EP’s were released and distributed on cassette by the influential DIY U.S label ‘Sports Day Records’ and have since received notable attention within the bedroom pop scene. In the meantime the band have been working on new material for their debut album, which will be released later in 2018. Currently Static Animal is led by Michael Gibbon (vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, samples), Dan Oke (guitar), Sam Pannifex (guitar), Reuben Maskell (live drums) and Josh Diamond-Smith (live bass).
This Saturday 23rd of June, Static Animal will be performing a collection of old and new songs from the aforementioned debut album at The Post Office Hotel. This will be the band’s first headline show of 2018. Friend and recent collaborator Culte will also be supporting with an intimate solo set later in the evening…
Think stripped back but a full sound. Just Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar and Upright Bass with 2 and 3 part harmonies and alternating lead vocalists giving this trio their individuality and punch.
Their live performances on the Post Office Hotel stage are always energetic combining hypnotic melodies and infectious rhythms keeping the local crowds coming back . The song choices are as eclectic as the members that write them which give the band it’s unique sound and if needed would best be described as Americana. Influenced by Old Timey Hillbilly, Bluegrass, alternative Country, Traditional Rockabilly with hints of the classic vocal groups of the 60’s and even a twist of pop vibes……. we call them The Rechords.
Bathe your tympanic membranes in the rich silky sounds of two home grown Melbourne outfits - SERF + LoVision
SERF: Wielding dense baselines and distorted drum machines, local artist Rory congeals 80s pop tunes with fearful apocalyptic imagery to create his raw electronic tunes.
LoVision is the sound of fragile humanity as it is propelled forwards exponentially into the future. It is a Heiroglyph for the ongoing merger of the organic with the artificial, of love & chrome, of the blurred & blurring lines between worlds that once seemed so divided.
Once upon a time, a group of unruly girls decided to learn musical instruments in an attempt to take over the male-dominated universe. No one believed they could do it, no one thought they would be any good, but, they, were.
Moody Beaches and Party Pest will be taking a united front against "sausage rock" on Friday 29th June at their beloved Post Office Hotel. They welcome comrades to join forces, drink and celebrate their inner moody pest!
Neighbourhood Void take on their first ever tour in celebration of their latest single 'Cancer' a follow up to their debut album 'Childhood Trauma'. Playing their first shows outside of Sydney, Neighbourhood Void are set to play a Free show in Melbourne at The Post Office Hotel alongside local acts Rayza and The Gurdies.
Come down to the famous Post Office Hotel for some Sunday arvo front bar music from Melbourne roots legend, Andy Baylor with his Banksia Band
The Banksia Band is the culmination of renowned Melbourne musician Andy Baylor’s work over his long career and features:-Denis Close on percussion, Sharkey Ramos on percussion, Jenny Thomas(Bush Gothic) on violin and viola, Jason Bunn (Australian Ballet)on violin and Kain Borlaise on bass. Andy and The Banksia Band offers a sensual, relaxed folk/roots sound which encapsulates the essence of Australian music-making and draws on U.S.A styles including Country, Folk, Cajun, Blues as well as West African High-Life guitar picking, Brazilian Choro and Celtic fiddle traditions.
Andy Baylor’s contributions to Australian music have been acknowledged by many artists, critics and music fans over the years. He pioneered “roots” music styles with his bands The Honeydrippers, The Dancehall Racketeers, Banana Oil, The Baylor Brothers, the Cajun Combo and others. Andy has played with and learned from many Australian indigenous musicians and has collaborated with a who’s- who of Australian and American music. An acclaimed and varied collection of independently- produced CDs are testament to his dedication, imagination and talent.
EXECUTIVE ZONE (NZ)
Executive Zone is a tight-knit family of content creators hoping to #break the innovation industries of Australia. Our core philosophy is put into practice through the communication and promotion of like-minded, 'outside-the-box' ideas. Through the use of social media activism and radical self-love we hope to bring our message of personal empowerment and personal self-determination of the individual to all of our targeted wealth demographic.
After the release of a couple of singles, Executive Zone are taking their first voyage across the Tasman in July 2018, playing in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane. Supporting us are the likes of Orlando Furious, Bloody Hell, Den, Orion, LA Suffocated and Kitchen’s Floor.
Our personal revolution will NOT be Instagram live-streamed, so don’t miss out on the shows.
Centre Negative. An ever changing cast of riff fiends led by Sir Michael Mcclelland. Ideas come in and out of the set/song/moment long enough for one to declare "GENIUS!" . All the time acknowledging that melody is Queen of the colonial subject. A little too well re-searched and hungry for ideas for a conventional pop song, Centre Negative gives you hundreds of chances to enjoy yourself. It's time to kill existential arrogance. These are well crafted modern pop songs, chockablock with ideas and the pleasantries of punk noise." - Al Montfort, UV Race, Total Control
Solid Effort are a five-piece band who have been performing live together since 2014. In this time they have gained a significant cult following in their home cities of Sydney & Wollongong. Their latest EP ‘Echo Chambers Of The Inner West’ sees them exploring a wider terrain than on previous releases, featuring the aggression and abrasiveness common to punk music with a keen sense of melody, jarring structures and abstract lyricism. Their new EP was released digitally on May 16 and throughout July/August the band will launching the cassette release with an east coast tour. They will be joined by Body Maintenance, a Melbourne band who play a downbeat, synth & drum machine-based sort of new wave.
Fan Palm is a project by Edmund Mantelli. The four-piece indie/alternative rock band consists of some of Melbourne's finest up and coming musicians including the talented Miro Lauritz on keys; jazz-trained drummer Albert Rolfe; and Bass player of band 'IV League' , Etienne Mantelli.
Fan Palm's tunes express a mix of some classic indie boppers, some jazzy dances and some feel-good songs you'll catch yourself tapping your foot to. Fan Palm is a very enjoyable band to see and is not worth missing.
After releasing a 5 track EP last year (able to be bought from Edmund at the show), Fan Palm is kicking back into gear with many new releases in the works, including a 12 track album to be produced soon.
Joined by the amazing Grand Pine at the Post Office Hotel, this show is one not worth missing.
Long time friends Shiny Coin and Oh Deanna bring their bright and heartfelt pop songs to the The Post Office Hotel on Saturday the 14th of July. It's going to be a lovely time. You can sit down, have a meal and watch some bands. What more could you ask for?
Entry is Free!
Dan Lethbridge and Shane O'Mara return to the Post Office Hotel and this time they are bringing the full band. Joined by Ben Weisner on drums and Dave Evans and bass, this will be a show in full electric colour. The Posty has become has become a regular haunt for Dan and Shane with the duo returning here 'once every season'. Come and catch them for their Winter edition.
'Angus Leslie from Sex on Toast is playing solo with a couple of instruments playing songs he's written and songs he enjoys.
Covers from Todd Rundgren to 90's R&B classics & long forgotten originals.
Joined by the enigmatic Electric Self performing his post-apocalyptic tale in two acts. Hazy funk, dreamy synthesizers and detours into avant-garde hell.'
Product bring their unique take on post punk minimalism to the Post Office Hotel.
Joining them are Lexicon all the way from Brisbane filling all your late 70s, early 80s bratty punk needs.
Two bands for free, what's not to like?
Music from 9-11pm.
Check it out!
Lexicon are a punk band from the humid confines of sunny Brisbane, Australia. Fueled by a hectic need to mine the depths of minimalist rock music, to create something simultaneously ugly and appealing. Hooky and abrasive. Stupid yet smart. Kinda like Brisbane itself?
Phoebe (Pleasure Symbols) up front, seething bits about isolation, disgust and personal growth. Ruby (Babaganouj) on drums, Daniel (woodboot) on bass, and Sam (woodboot, occults) on guitar.
Lexicon were once described as propulsive, and that is fair.
"PRODUCT have succeeded in creating a seething maelstrom of ominous feedback, layered guitar, cyclical riffs, deadpan vocals and relentlessly tight playing which - in the tradition of so much great post-punk/dark wave - is both sonically challenging and deeply hypnotic. They make me think of Avant Records, LEBANON HANOVER, QUAL etc as much as older post-punk or jazzy art-punk jam bands - clearly there's more than one trick up their sleeves. The recording is itself spacious and atmospheric, which only adds to the quality of the music. Killer set of songs."
- No Exposure Zine
Poppongene is the dreamy pop project of Sophie Treloar (also of Melbourne outfits Sunbeam Sound Machine and Field Maps). POPPONGENE’s music recalls tranquil summer days, full of warmth and lush with reverb, bordering on the psychedelic with hints of 60s pop vibes.
El Tee is Lauren Tarver, an American born musician residing in Melbourne. Having grown up in the punk scene, El Tee applies that foundational musical grit while delivering songs via reverberated melodies and emotionally steered lyrics, capturing a ethereal-yet-dark style.
Superfeather returns to Post Office Hotel in Melbourne, 2018, as they head to Tasmania's DarkMofo that weekend.
Loudest under-the-raidar band to recently have come out of Brisbane/Melbourne, Superfeather is sounding ready to go over-the-radar. You could help the band's sustainability by coming to this FREE ENTRY show at the Post Office Hotel, where the food is great and drinks are probably great too (I don't drink, so what do I know?). We do our best to entertain and pleasantly surprise your musical curiosities. We now ask you to reach out to us on this day of Thursday 14th of June, 2018, to the northern end of the inner-city Sydney Road in Coburg. We will play two sets of well-seasoned contemporary rock n' roll for you and your kids to boogie. Kids seriously love this music. Hipsters love it even more although this is not a joy-contest.
Yk Ace - Ludwig drums
Jack Richardson - Ibanez guitar
Samuel Pankhurst - Fender electric bass
Ysk - Gibson guitar
Above companies should endorse this ensemble, really. Is it true that Gibson is in trouble now? It should be as its over-priced brand-new products have been subpar for decades now. Ysk plays vintage Gibson guitars. In fact, the whole band plays vintage instruments as vintage over new is the key to our global sustainable future. Recycle and reuse for all!
The Vibraphonic Orkestra are pumped to be back at The Post Office Hotel. Playing before the Queen's Bday - a public Holiday eve - The Vibraphonic will be bringing their high energy, funk laden party to every musicians favourite waterhole. The beers will be cold and the tunes will be crankin.. This is set to be one hell of a party. Get ready to Get Down!!
Bad Bangs are a lo-fi garage-pop threesome who have been gigging their way around Melbourne this year following their firey new single 'Hearts'. They'll be joined by new rock band on the block SLEDGEHAMMER (made up of members from Crepes, Sagamore and Dreamin' Wild) who will be bringing a slice of punchy dream rock to the Post Office.
waiting for that next boutique synth you ordered from japan to arrive? gonna lay into that analogue lushness? or is the fm gonna make you bleep bloop? are you gonna have to go to jaycar and get one of those cheap power supplies that does the job in powering the synth but does it introduce noise? can i here a hum? i swear that's a hum at 60hz.
i suppose what i'm trying to say is if your waiting so patiently why not do it at the post office (hotel) where you can't miss the delivery man and then get that stupid blue card with code on it and the..... and theres live music there too.
featuring the sounds of:
effi's fighting pillow, synth pop stylings that nearly didn't see the light of day in favour of jazz fusion. probably for the best. a lovely blend of warbling 80's analogue synths, dank 3 part harmonies and a keen sense of style?
rogue wavs, lush 8bit pop songs with an unique introspective flare. complex and compelling."
Perth’s Demon Days are the exciting five member Jazz Funk/Neo Soul
collective set to captivate audiences and “transform any group of 20-
somethings into an appreciative audience of jazz cats” (themusic.com.au).
The group garner influences from Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Fusion, and
everything in between.
The band have earned a solid place in the Perth scene in under two years
of existence, appearing on line-ups in almost every venue in the western
capital. They’ve played alongside some big names as well, including Nai-
Palm, Willow Beats, Sex on Toast, POW Negro, Stella Donelly, Psychedelic
Porn Crumpets, and have played on festivals including Falls Festival,
Groovin The Moo and Fairbridge Festival.
In 2017 the band earned 2 nominations at the WAM awards for “Best New
Act” and “Best Urban Act” and vocalist Bella Nicholls warned a nomination
for “Best Vocalist” at the 2017 NLMA’s.
Their debut single Lost In Translation, received praises from Triple J and
RTR and was bought home with a sold out launch, as was Hurricanes of
Light. The band have gone on to take their knowledge and work on their
follow up single Killer Bees, which received yet more praise and landed
air-time and rotation with numerous community radio stations Nationally
including 3RRR, FBi, RTRfm, Radio Adelaide and 4ZZZ.
The band is now looking forward in the year towards a debut EP in
September of 2018, which will be produced by Grammy award nominated
engineer Nick Hererra (Hiatus Kaiyote, Jaala, Sex On Toast).
In November of 2017, Demon Days signed with Dominic Miller of
renowned agency New World Artists and have since toured the country
playing to packed venues nation wide.
With an eclectic mix of styles and influences, the band has flourished into
something greater than the sum of it’s parts, with a high-energy live set
with dexterity and the chops to show it. Demon Days have their sights set
high and won’t be stopped.
EYESØRES + TWISTEES PLAY THE POST OFFICE HOTEL
Submerged by Roland VR-8's, Telecasters & raw power, two underground collectors items will tie the knot in unholy post-punk matrimony by the power vested in the post office hotel. come see for yourself. it's free.
(a very un-pretty ocular experience)
(A delicious snack. No Cheese Included)
You might be filled with cold presentiments by the 1st of June. Melbourne Winter is coming. Melbourne Winter doesn’t take no prisoners. Melbourne Winter’s a double negative, it can’t be reasoned with. What hope remains before the brute Melbourne Winter?
The Post Office Hotel offers a short-order recipe for survival. Be in the front bar on Friday 1st and eat and drink in Gluten Priest and Sparkly Bear. Find your winter hope and mirth with no time to waste. These bands are coming in hella hot. A downright curse on Melbourne Winter. This will be Gluten Priest’s first gig after the release of their debut EP, Wake Up Spooky. This will be one of Sparkly Bear’s premiere performances. Shine on you.
~ A gay time with ~
Video Ezy (Syd/Melb)
Sci-fi synth duo of Nina Buchanan (Nice Music) and Del Lumanta (also Nice Music). They are not particularly excited by long-winded band descriptions.
Call Compatible (Syd)
Silly and sleazy techno + house experiment of Del Lumanta.
Come eat a yummy schnitzel!
Come and join an intimate arvo with Bella Quinlan and Mia Tinkler at the post office. After playing a couple years together in local band, Doona Waves, we have both started our own solo projects and have decided to take them out of the shed and into the post office, playing a back to back arvo show. Both of us have solo EPs in the works, so come down for a little taster! xx
Moonlover is the recording project of Quang Dinh. Debut album, Thou Shall Be Free is out and about, living and breathing, drink it up with the moon. It's an eclectic DIY ten-headed psychedelic wunderpiece-bit-thing. He plays these songs live with musical beasts Rob Muinos, Richard Bradbeer and Paul Ceraso.
The new project of Tim Harvey. It's wild weird disco. But words fail to describe music. Like dancing about architecture and all that...anyways. Catchy as fuck. In his words...
'Are we dreaming? Are we dying? Still trying to find their feet under all this glitter.' ✨
A night of women/non-binary musicians coming together to perform an experimental, dynamic and moody night.
Post Office Hotel will be presenting two sonically captivating bands, Erin Will be Mad and Lijuka.
Erin Will Be Mad are the combined forces of Jade Stevens, Julz Evans and Tina Nguyen. Together they weave a hypnotic presence on stage, presenting a rich sonic palette of broody and moody, dark-indie-rock that commands your attention. Loaded with melancholic-tinged interludes and harmonies, EWBM’s music will leave little hooks in your heart.
Lijuka are a Melbourne based trio whose unique sound swings from ambient drone based musings to jazz-infused grooves. This saxophone/drums/guitar combo draws on acoustic and electronic elements, such as live-looping and real-time sound manipulation, to create a rich aural landscape.”
MILD3W and Papaphila play at the Post Office.
MILD3W is a new project of Mossy 333 and Romy Fox taking on the allure of electronic transsexual witchcraft.
Papaphilia is the alias of Fjron Butler, catch her fresh from a string of east coast dates and before she plays in Perth later in the month
Rob Snarski is a velvet-voiced troubadour and singer with our national treasures The Blackeyed Susans.
He's also a part-time hired gun having toured Europe as guest vocalist with The Triffids and more recently performing with The Go-Betweens at the grand State Theatre as part of the Sydney Festival.
Last year The Blackeyed Susans toured nationally to sell-out shows with the release of “Close Your Eyes and See” - their seventh album and first in over a decade. Snarski also became a published author with the release of his whimsical collection of vignettes “You’re Not Rob Snarski - Crumbs From The Cake” with book launches throughout the country.
Expect an intimate late afternoon-early evening of golden songs, haunting and elusive - from Rob’s acclaimed solo release “Wounded Bird”, mixed with shimmering new tunes, a chapter or two from his B O O K, several covers from “Low Fidelity”, and perhaps a song from Chad’s Tree, The Triffids ... or The Go-Betweens.
In short ... expect the past, the present and the future.
Rob plays two sets solo - not to be missed.
"Smooth and sultry enough to coax life and love back into the most damaged of souls." (Steve Bell / The Music)
Since emerging on the scene in 2015 as one of eight winners of the CAAMA Music Alukura Songwriting Competition, Melbourne based singer-songwriter Alice Skye has been positively embraced by the Australian music community.
April 6th 2018 saw the release of her highly anticipated debut album Friends With Feelings, and the recognition keeps on coming.
With songs that sparkle with a sensitivity and maturity well beyond her years, it's easy to see why Alice is fast becoming the darling of indie pop on ABC, Double J and community radio stations Australia wide.
In preparation for her album launch tour with fellow Indigenous singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara later this year, Alice will warm up with a free show on Saturday 19 May at The Post Office Hotel in Coburg with support from local dance duo Precious Earth.
On May 17, Madeline Leman and the Desert Swells will bring their fresh brand of Americana nostalgia to The Post Office Hotel. Both hard to define and easy to love, their combination of 60s surf rock, 70s pop and country twang will take you on a wild ride that you won’t want to get off. Influenced by Bonnie Raitt, Patsy Cline and Eilen Jewell, Madeline captivates audiences with lush vocals and stories of strong females, lonely lovers and vengeful vixens who ramble their way through the mundane and the profound. Special guest Amarillo's live performance is at times hushed and intimate, with fingerstyle acoustic guitar influenced by British folk of the 1960’s, paired with dark tremolo electric guitar, viola and ethereal vocals. Ruby Gill, South Africa's folk darling, is wowing Australian audiences with songs about privilege and great dane tongues; stories hummed through clenched teeth, piano keys and rusted strings, without fear of feeling things. Don’t miss a night of Melbourne's finest songwriting at the Post Office.
France’s original garage-punk exploders Magnetix are returning to Australia to promote their new LP “Live in San Francisco” out now through Castle Face Records. In the words of said label honcho John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees: “The couple that slays together, stays together. Looch and Aggy, like the moniker of an infamous killing duo. The fucking butchest band from Bordeaux. Looch, with hands like bunches of bananas and songs like flaming arrows. The lovely and tough-as-hell Aggy, crushing the kit. Heavy, weird attackers from our sister country. Sludge drips. Murder the guitar. Usurp the amp. Fry the mic. Howl like beasts. Melt the crowd. Magnetix.” There ain’t a whole lot more to say, but come down for a sonic rendezvous at The Post Office Hotel on Wednesday 16th May where Magnetix will team up with punk upstarts Dennis to help you get your stagger on.
Join electric violinist/vocalist, XANI and friends for a special Mum’s Day event at The Post Office Hotel this Sunday. XANI’s music is chockers full of pop goodness and her on-stage persona is charisma-laden. Expect some 50s covers, hooky 80s- inspired originals and a whole lotta violin. XANI will be joined by drummer, Mark Leahy and Meg Kolac on bass.
Hollywood Real Thoughts and Camalan take over the Post Office Hotel for a night of ambience and electronica.
Synth wizard. Get ready for some seriously intense moogy rhythms as they pulse around glimmering pads and samples. Epic
10PM Hollywood Real Thoughts
Hollywood real thoughts blur dreamy shoegaze riffs around subby trip hop beats, a must see combo
I heard on the TV at the laundromat that stars are born and you can find their cousins in the sky by hunting their DNA, not really DNA because it's stars but we call it DNA for a human feel.
Blaise, Loretta and Jack met at a support group for doomsday enthusiasts.
Together they vowed to raise enough money to install a grade A survival bunker. Bringing you post-punk neo nu metal for your descent into the sun.
Black Bats are a psych rock surf band reminiscent of the Cramps and warped beach adventures. Jacey's in her dressing gown rn I saw her through the window. (it's okay, we live together) ((not weird))
Her favourite thing to do is curl up with her playstation and a couple of chocolates cream eggs.
We would like to acknowledge that this event is being held on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge that their sovereignty has never been ceded and pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.
Embedded Figures is a solo synth-pop project from Amber Skye of Strange Harvest. Dance driven future pop that perhaps belongs in a Berlin nightclub circa 2040, Embedded Figures paved a venomous, dark disco path in the NZ electronic underground before relocating to St Kilda in 2017.
In infinite deferral of the band name to come, Mystery Guest are a Melbourne based duo focusing on hard, weird electronic pop, performing live dub versions of pre-recorded bangers.
The organisers of this event acknowledge that it takes place on stolen Wurrundjeri land. They pay their respects to elders past, present and future and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be: Aboriginal Land.
Mick Turner - The guitarist and a founding member of internationally acclaimed Dirty Three. He has recorded and performed live with Nick Cave, Catpower, Bonnie Prince Billy , Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett amongst others.
Also has had a solo career since 1997 having released several albums through Chicago label Drag City , latest being “Don’t tell the driver” in 2014
Mick Turner will be performing his highly acclaimed solo work at The Post Office Hotel on the 6th of May. He has had a dynamic and celebrated career as founding member of Dirty Three and simultaneously with his solo project, releasing four LPs on the iconic US label Drag City (Bill Callahan, Joanna Newsom, Ty Segall) with The Australian labelling him “one of Australia’s most distinctive guitarists.”
Agus Batara Quartet is a new rising instrumental jazz band formed in 2017 with their debut performance at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival. Agus Batara (keys/ band leader) draws his unique compositions from a mixed influence of jazz traditions, modern funk and wider ‘world’ music inspired by idols like Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau, Avishai Cohen(b), Tigran Hamasyah, EST and more.
Line Matter is a four-piece original jazz band playing dynamic, driving and melodic music. Influenced by Pat Metheny, John Scofield, John McLaughlin, Miles Davis and others the quartet creates a unique blend of jazz/ fusion music. Line Matter will be performing with local pianist legend; Ade Ishs revisiting their collaboration at the 2017 Halls Gap Jazz Festival bringing a mixture of Line Matter originals, Ade Ishs originals and Pat Metheny covers.
On Friday 4th of May head down to The Post Office Hotel in Coburg to see two great Melbourne bands.
Dead End exploded on to the Melbourne punk scene in 2016 - playing over 30 shows and releasing 4 EPs of their unique, fast paced 'intellipunk'. This year they are gigging again and back in the studio working on new material - hoping to have a release out by the end the year.
Yukumbabe having been showcasing their sickly-sweet bewitching art rock also since 2016 - releasing their debut EP early last year. Look forward to a night of infectious melodies haunting lyrics and artistic arrangements. As it is Star Wars day, you may want to bring your best lightsaber and Jedi robe!
In the ultra-competitive space of gastronomy enhanced experimental music showcases, one gastro pub stands alone - the Post Office Hotel. Come down Thursday May 3 and enjoy an ox tail and sweet potato mash to the ear splitting psychodelia of industrial smut peddlers Concentration and the deep lysergic psych of brand new outfit Avalon Beach in their debut performance.
Hot off the presses and FREE. Not to be missed.
Slow burn ceremonial tunes where no-wave meets deep psych