By The Meadow 2019: Preview
Taking place Friday the 29th - Sunday 31st of March
Nestled on the edge of the Otway hinterland, just inland of the idyllic coastal town of Lorne, By The Meadow returns for its sixth instalment. Offerings in the Bambra Bowl consist of brews, booze and bands, all originating from the surrounding Surf Coast/Otway regions. With just over a week before we find ourselves overlooking sunsets on the undulating hills of the Otway hinterland, Finding Figaro covers the acts they’re most excited about from the packed line-up of proven and promising local artists.
After a 2018 that saw the release of six EPs and a European summer circuit, you’d be sorely mistaken to think Roza Terenzi would be taking 2019 easy. The Melbourne based producer already has a forthcoming release with Dekmental’s label and a debut release with Bizarro Records. Gracing the stage in the small hours before Sunday expect to hear cosmic whirs as the rhythmic beat demands movement on the dance floor.
Hobsons Bay Coast Guard
Sadly, summers over, but nobody told Hobsons Bay Coast Guard. The sundrenched, jangle-pop come neo-psychedelia four piece embody that beach vibe. Don’t be a kook, get up close and ride the wave of endless hooks and harmonies on offer.
Thando delivers on everything you could desire from a live neo-soul set; powerful vocals, charismatic stage presence, and solid sound production. Her formidable vocal capabilities are equally impressive when collaborating with fellow Melbourne legends Sampa the Great and REMI. If your ears haven’t been blessed with ‘Numb’ feat. REMI then stop what your doing and check yourself.
Zeitgeist Energy Freedom Exchange
With 30/70 drummer, Zeke ‘Ziggy’ Ruckman at the helm, and a revolving door of incredibly talented local musicians, Zeitgeist Energy Freedom Exchange (ZFEE/ZFEX) have perfected live improvisational jazz. Conceived on the idea of creating a live band equivalent of an extended DJ set, their 2018 self-titled album that flows through house, jazz and funk is masterfully held together by the percussive lead.
After a two-year hiatus, Collarbones are back with a brand new live show and fresh music. The recently released pop ballad ‘Everything I Want’ is yet another example of the duo’s expansive sound. However, it’s the back catalogue of infectious danceable tracks such as ‘Turning’ that have us most excited.
Full lineup Below:
The Murlocs, Lucy Dacus (USA), Harvey Sutherland, The Goon Sax, Thando, Collarbones, The Vasco Era, The Seven Ups, Roza Terenzi, Merpire, Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange, Clea, Martin Frawley, murmurmur, Merpire, Hobsons Bay Coast Guard, Hemm, Not A Boys Name, Melbourne Indie Voices, Lauren, Fraser A. Gorman, Holiday Sidewinder, Bananagun, Obscura Hail, Yi-Lynn, Santa Fe Driving Range and Grand Pine.