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Sounds of Suburbia Music Festival

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Sounds of Suburbia
Sounds of Suburbia

Sounds of Suburbia is the newest music festival to hit Adelaide this year. Held at the Governor Hindmarsh on September 3rd from 6:30pm it will showcase some of the greatest bands from a variety of genres including, brit pop, electro, rock and roll and reggae. With a massive line up of great bands, it is sure to be an event to remember.

The line up for the night will be, The Killgirls, The Shiny Brights, These Wild Animals, Smells Like September, Kingston Downs, Irie Knights and Semi Normal. Read about the acts that will help make the Sounds of Suburbia Music Festival really rock.

The Killgirls are a five piece Indie / Electro band who play music for people who love to party hard.

The Killgirls
The Killgirls

With Rusty on guitars and vocals, Mario on synth, programming and vocals, Nick on bass and vocals, Hamish on synth and keyboards and Tony on drums, this group will have you on your feet as soon as they hit the stage with their energetic show full of great rhythms and sounds.

The Killgirls offer an original fresh mix of music that has seen the band perform at major shows including, Parklife 2010, The Big Day Out, Adelaide Clipsal 500 after race concert and the Fringe Festival Opening, where they performed in front of over 40000 people. The Killgirls are a band with a great sound with a high energy and vibe.

The Shiny Brights are an intense guitar driven, fully energetic rock and roll band with plenty of high intensity riffs and a completely full raw Indie sound.

The Shiny Brights
The Shiny Brights

Their line up includes, Wolfgang on vocals, throwing in the occasional hand claps, James on guitar, adding some varied yelps for good measure, Chris on bass, joining James with a few yelps, Alex on guitar and mind blowing vocals and Miles throwing down the beats on the drums.

The Shiny Brights have played a number of significant shows including, The CMJ music marathon in New York, The 2009 Great Escape Festival in Brighton U.K., Parklife, Big Day Out, WAMI and Fuse festivals. They have also toured with a number of bands nationally including, You Am I, The Vines and The Living End, just to name a few.

Using their influences of Blur, Bowie, Lebertines, Pixies, Stones and naturally The Wiggles, this band will have you rocking the `Gov' in full high energy style.

These Wild Animals are a full on Indie Rock three piece with Josh on guitar and vocals, Ryan on bass and Beau on drums.

These Wild Animals
These Wild Animals

This young band is fairly new to the Adelaide Music scene but definately pull a huge punch with their original music. The band has a fantastic mix of rock, grunge and even funk and utilise their influences of The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, John Fruscinate and Guns and Roses to create a dynamic stage show that is high energy and showcases their great passion for music.

Starting up just over a year ago, These Wild Animals show a fantastic potential and have already played shows around Adelaide with the likes of Like Kites, Riot Runners, Jay Walkers and the pedestrians, Auxilla and Hooked on Monkey Phonics. These Wild Animals will give an energetic high quality performance that will surely rock.

Smells Like September are an alternative pop rock four piece with a very distinctive sound.

Smells Like September
Smells Like September

Currently working on the release of their first official E.P. they will be kicking off their September tour with this highly polished performance. Originally from Alice Springs, the band relocated to Adelaide and has settled into the Adelaide music scene with great style. The band includes the gorgeous Emily on vocals, the strapping Sam on guitar, the handsome Rohan on bass and the equally strapping and handsome Callum on drums. Smells Like September will bring great talent and brilliant stage presence to this event.

Kingston Downes are a three piece alternative heavy rock band from Mildura.

With varied influences including blues, rock and indie, each member brings something different to the band. Kingston Downes line up consist of Tristan, Aaron and Sam and not wanting to follow the mundane methods of commercial tunes they have created their own original distinctive sound which is refreshingly different to the standard commercial sound.

Although the band has only had a short history, Kingston Downes have already played an impressive number of supports for bands such as Tim Rodgers, From You Am I, Dukes of Winter, Raw Ether, The Joe Kings, Roumortism, Benjalu, Hoodoo Gurus and Michael Paynter.

Kingston Downes are looking forward to extensive touring in the very near future and are planning the release of their debut E.P. later this year.

Irie Knights are a highly infectious ten piece reggae funk band who incorporates the traditional reggae with a massive range of other influences from funk to folk, rock and hip hop giving the band a unique original sound that is filled with energy and a great spirit.

Irie Knights
Irie Knights

With their small beginnings playing in an Ethiopian themed restaurunt the Irie Knights has had a massive impact on the Adelaide music scene. Irie Knights have played shows with bands such as Poeticool Justice, God God Dammit Dammit, The Beards, High Time and interstate bands including Melbourne's The Red Eyes.

The members of the band are Jacob on vocals and guitar, Daniel on bass, Matthew on drums, Luke on keys, James on trumpet, Rowan on sax, Josh on lead guitar, Cameron on percussion and Abbey and Alyssa on vocals.

Earlier this year this highly talented group released their first full length recording `Front Line' which showcases their amazing style and passion for what they do.

Their positive message and fantastic grooves will be guaranteed to move you and they will bring a show unlike any other.

Semi Normal, consisting of Ben on vocals and guitar, Amanda on vocals and bass, Matt on guitar and Dave on drums, is an alternative British pop rock band that is quite unique yet somehow sounds somewhat familiar.

Semi Normal
Semi Normal

Formed in 2003 as a `fun jam session' the band has evolved to become a fully formed and accomplished performance and recording band.
Semi Normal has achieved success with their self titled demo and their debut album `Half Open Minds' both reaching 3D radio's local live charts.

Semi Normal has also toured eastern South Australia with a number of interstate acts.
Playing the Adelaide music scene frequently has seen their stage performance and unique sound become superbly developed and provides the audience with an enjoyable night of entertainment.

With this amazing line up of sheer talent, Sounds of Suburbia on September 3rd will be an event not to be missed. Tickets are available from venue tix and the event is guaranteed to have something for everyone. Doors open at 6:30pm at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Road Hindmarsh.
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Why? Sounds of Suburbia Music Festival
When: Saturday September 3rd
Where: Governor Hindmarsh Hotel
Cost: $20 at venue tix
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