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Well it’s official, although it’s just in it’s second year Byron Falls Festival has sold out. For those lucky enough to have the hottest tickets in town then it’s time to start planning your festival….and hey, if you are in Byron from out of town, why not check out the best and brightest from our local music Scene. Seven got the Falls low down with Five very unique local acts.

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What is your opinion of the local music scene? It’s this vibing bubble of goodness. So many artists from all walks of life can share their art and someone will fall in love with it.

Why do you think Byron is a good location for Falls? The beauty and culture of Byron, alone is ridiculous. So when the art and music of Falls Fest are nestled into the hills of Byron, it’s Heaven on Earth.

Who are the artists or musicians who influence you?
Pat: Steely Dan
Noah: Joey Bada$$
Louie: Erlend Øye
Merryn: Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote)

Who are you looking forward to seeing at Falls? Jamie XX, Joey Bada$$, Glass Animals, Tora, SBTRKT. Yeah Dawgs. It’s crazy.

What are you most looking forward to about playing at Falls? To share our music in heaven with angels who are yet to know our music. It’s going to be some holy shit.

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What is your opinion of the local music scene? Thriving despite constant pressure to turn artists into entertainers.

Why do you think Byron is a good location for Falls? Coz it’s a snug fit with what Falls is about – having a hoot and creating memorable moments in a stunning natural setting with a salty dipper near at hand.

Who are the artists or musicians who influence you? Like everyone today we’ve got an almost conflicting list of influences – from Asgier, Bon Iver and Cold Play to Santana, Miles Davis and Dr Dre to Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr and Robert Johnson – it’s ridiculous.

Who are you looking forward to seeing at Falls? Salt N Pepa and Moses Gunn Collective, Baby!

What are you most looking forward to about performing at Falls? The performance – the preparation and practice, butterflies and the willies, and plain old super-fun… but mostly we’re looking forward to artist catering!

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What is your opinion of the local music scene? It’s great! A really artistic and cultural melting pot. Also being a prime destination for travelling and overseas acts we get to enjoy some fantastic music from around the world, right here on our doorstep.

Why do you think Byron is a good location for Falls? Last year was the first time we’d played at Falls Fest, and the first time I’d been to the festival. It had a really nice vibe, not too hectic like some of the big festivals can be. It seemed to suit Byron Shire’s laidback but artistic feeling.

Who are the artists or musicians who influence you? Too many to name! Any musician with big heart, big soul, big integrity and the ability to express all of that through music.

Who are you looking forward to seeing at Falls? I always love wandering around without checking the program, happy to be surprised, and discovering artists I didn’t know about.

What are you most looking forward to about performing at Falls? Looking forward to playing our set of gypsy style music on NYE! Had such a great dancing crowd last year – always heaps of fun to inject some gypsy passion and high energy into the masses!

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What is your opinion of the local music scene? Not bad, you know. Nothing a little Russian male voice a capella won’t fix. Da?

Why do you think Byron is a good location for Falls? Resemblance to suburbs of Vladivostok quite unmistakable. Hence great success! Honestly is uncanny.

Who are the artists or musicians who influence you? Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the Splendid Pussy Riot. Also that Khrushchev for most excellent shoe percussions.

Who are you looking forward to seeing at Falls? All the lovely peoples and livestock we met at Mullumbimbygrad, and Sting. Cannot be waiting for that.

What are you most looking forward to about playing at Falls? Sharing a thermos of Bundy and Borscht with other very world-famous artisanal choristers and camp followers. Very much. Spasiba!

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What is your opinion of the local music scene? The music scene here is cranking, so much talent coming in and out of this place. On top of the awesome venues locally, we’re lucky enough to have three of Australia’s major festivals in our shire.

Why do you think Byron is a good location for Falls? A summer festival needs a beautiful beach nearby to make it perfect.

Who are the artists or musicians who influence you? I think every bit of music we listen to influences our music in some way or other. We’re constantly finding new music, but we spend most of our time looking for ways to sound different. If you were to ask me this a year ago I would have said James Blake.

Who are you looking forward to seeing at Falls? Alt J, Jamie XX, Glass Animals, Asgeir, Joey Bada$$, Movement, Safia, Sticky Fingers…

What are you most looking forward to about playing at Falls? I’m looking forward to the sound each time we finish playing a song.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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