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Thursday, March 17 • 11:30pm - Friday, March 18 •12:30am
The Novocaines

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The Novocaines - “A towering inferno of 60’s retro soul-fire, they move on stage like the bastard children of Iggy Pop and Pete Townsend” – Drum Media magazine. With a sound that is reminiscent of the latter period of The Velvet Underground, and a live show that captures all the energy, soul and charisma of The Stooges, Perth band The Novocaines are well and truly buzzing in all the right circles. The music stems from a dangerous blend of crunchy Detroit rock through to English Punk and The Novocaines are at the cutting edge of the exploding rock revival that is happening all round the world. With an average age under 20, The Novocaines are no strangers to the road. Their relentless national touring schedule has seen them coast to coast alongside The Vasco Era, British India and Ben Kweller (USA). Their renowned stage antics have blown away both punters and reviewers alike. With a ferocious and unruly live set, their on stage communication brings a cohesiveness to their playing that is so tight it is almost psychic. Charismatic front man Corey Marriott shape shifts effortlessly between sullen introspection and extreme energetic release. Brother and guitarist Jay Marriott merges Cream era Clapton with grunge guitar sounds, to create his own unique style. The Novocaines rhythm section is where much of the band’s power lies. Bass player Steven Turnock switches between the flat-picking grooves inspired by the likes of John Entwhistle, and the fuzzed-out manic lead playing of Noel Redding. 18 year old Liam Young’s frenetic drumming has quickly grabbed the attention of live music reviewers across the country as he violently rumbles around the drum kit. 2009 was a pivotal year for The Novocaines. The band was unearthed by Triple J after releasing their rockin' track “Cup Of Coffee” as a vinyl single through Ampersonic Music/MGM. They then went on to support & tour with the cream of Australian bands including The Fumes, Yves Klein Blue, Kram, Calling All Cars, You Am I & Philadelphia Grand Jury with great reviews rolling in after every show.. In August of 2009 The Novocaines released their Ragdoll EP selling out the Amplifier Bar, Perth’s quintessential indie venue, and selling through three pressing of their CD within weeks of its release. Soon after, they signed to Premier Artists, one of Australia’s largest booking agents, and during November the band was featured as a Next Crop artist on Triple J. 2010 has proved to be an even bigger year for the boys, playing with the likes of Them Crooked Vultures (USA), Gyroscope, The Mess Hall, Art Vs. Science, The Vasco Era & more. The Novocaines were also the only unsigned act to be featured on Rockband 2, with their single 'Cup of Coffee' reaching new audiences around the globe. The release of their 'Courtesy Eventually' EP in Oct has seen the track, 'Adhere To' added to high rotation on Triple J. Add to that a national tour with Australia's indie giants, Jebediah and festival performances slotted in for Southbound and Big Day Out in early 2011 and it's not hard to understand why there is so much major label interest buzzing around The Novocaines. But enough from us.. here's what other people have to say! The baby-faced rockers The Novocaines hit the stage first, playing to an already jammed Rosemount. With all the swagger and bravado of seasoned veterans, The Novocaines threw everything they had into their set, which pulsed with punchy stabs of rock and punk. It was like watching The Rolling Stones play in the Sixties. - Dom Alessio (Triple J) "Wow, this is such a rocking tune! Fantastic energy, killer riffs... this song's got it all! It’s our official new morning anthem…and at 1:34, it doesn't outstay its welcome…turn it up really really loud!" Dom Alessio (Triple J) - 'Cup Of Coffee' review “These Guys have enough on-stage energy to power a city block” Xpress Magazine “The Novocaines looked like the love child of the Ramones and David Bowie with the music to back it up.” FasterLouder "The Novocaines music varied between slow, soft, yet powerful and wildly, insanely, energetic with climaxes that sounded like the soundtrack to someone throwing a TV out of a hotel window." Fasterlouder "The Novocaines have more oomph than some bland bands can poke a stick at. No gimmicks required, just simple, strong songs..." FasterLouder
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The Novocaines - “A towering inferno of 60’s retro soul-fire, they move on stage like the bastard children of Iggy Pop and Pete Townsend” – Drum Media magazine. With a sound that is reminiscent of the latter period of The Velvet Underground, and a live show that captures all... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 11:30pm - Friday March 18, 2011 12:30am
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