Dallas Frasca [-1] at Jive
Filthy Lucre might play rock'n'roll with an ethos worthy of the Mississippi Delta, but their sound is distinctly Australian. This is desert blues of a very unique kind: where a cigar box guitar makes perfect sense next to the didgeridoo, and where heavy grooves are delivered with a palpable earthiness.
Blues music has always been in the business of challenging power structures, and Filthy Lucre don't shy away from this either, delivering the kind of songwriting with a real edge. Writing lyrics that are delivered with passion, the duo refreshingly compose words that actually mean something.
With only two members, Luke Marsh (guitars/vocals) and Ed Noble (drums/vocals), Filthy Lucre manage to pump out a truly massive sound. Their incendiary live performances are quite something to behold, and yet they manage to recreate this power in their recordings, as with their much anticipated 14 track debut album, Mara, which dropped earlier this year to critical acclaim.
When the pair came together in 2012, their simple aim was to play covers for money, hence the name of the band. But the music chemistry the pair shared soon meant that original material took priority and a dynamic EP resulted. In those first two years they played over a hundred gigs, expanding their sound from traditional blues to stoner rock and big grooves.
Support slots with the likes of Truckfighters,Tex Perkins, Sun of Man, Ash Grunwald, Dallas Frasca, and The Beards soon followed, and the outfit then travelled to the US to record their debut LP with Sylvia Massy, who's worked with the likes of Prince, Tool, Johnny Cash and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Following a sell out album launch, the South Australians have toured up and down the east coast Australia and are about to embark on their biggest touring adventure yet: heading to play shows in Europe and the UK, including appearances at Lake on Fire Festival (Austria), Seeknificance Festival (Austria) and Sound Violence Festival (Portugal).
Twisted Echidna Booking Agency
Twisted Echidna is a vibrant, new Australian agency based in Adelaide. In fact we are the first dedicated booking agency in Adelaide, serving both our local scene and the wider national scene. Being able to represent and work on behalf of the music we love is an incredible privilege and as such we aim to provide only the best service all of the time. We have a roster of Grade A talent from which you can pick for your event and provide both our artists and our clients with the very best experience. Read more...
The Relentless Tour rolls through
Sea Shepherds' "The Relentless Tour" rolled through Adelaide last on it's journey around the country. We are proud supporters of Sea Shepherd and were rapped to be asked to provide the entertainment for the night, which was held at Jive.
Captain Peter Hammarstedt, captain of The Bob Barker, attaended and gave a great insight into how the campaign to stop whale hunting in the Southern Ocean is going.
Everyone had a great time and some much needed funds were raised to allow the Sea Shepherd fleet to continue it's campaign again this hunting season.
We look forward to being involved in many more of these events in the future.
read more »
We have our first Melbourne band on the books - Temple
Described as 'quickly becoming one of the best live bands in Melbourne', crazy rockers Temple have transformed into a fully-armed rock band known for their blistering live performances and ability to capture the mind of anyone who consumes their music. And we are pleased to announce that they are now part of our roster.read more »
Psycho Green are in
Southern beaches gutter rockres Psycho Green have today signed on the dotted line and become part of the Twisted Echidna family.
If you like your music hard and loud, these are the guys for you!
Welcome to the fold guys.read more »
Inwoods join the fold
Today we are pleased to announce another artist has jumped on board, Inwoods.
Formed in mid-late 2012 by former singer of The FAK, Tyson Mahoney, Inwoods started as a 'jam' band. After recruiting Kif Kelly (of thekillbotfactory) on bass and Jared Hunter on drums, their sound became more focused and a stoner/doom/sludge rock theme emerged. Well, it was more taken by the haunches and humped into submission... But I digress. After several months of writing and playing a few successful local shows the band recruited Jordan Buck as a second guitarist in June, 2013, to strengthen their sound and bring another influence and creative mind to the mix. Inwoods are pushing the boundaries of their genre. With heavy, mind numbing riffs, low fuzzed bass, catchy solo's, pretty melodic vocals and drums that make you go 'Whaaaa.....?!?!' these guys are destined for greatness.read more »
thekillbotfactory sign up
We are excited to announce that thekillbotfactory signed on the dotted line this week, making Twisted Echidna Booking Agency their official booking agency.
This brings our roster up to 4 artists. Keep an eye on here for more exciting announcements over the coming weeks. We have lots more artists to announce as they come on board.read more »