20150502 Jarek gig 1

Jarek live on 2 May 2015

They didn’t have to say a single word. On 2 May Jarek launched their third album without moving their mouths. This is a mature band at work. Jarek have been at this game for years, and it shows. On stage they delivered a full run through of their album with confidence, poise and precision. Furthermore,…

20141122 Halfshark 1

Halfshark live on 22 November 2014

Take a trip into the mind of Halfshark. Otherworldly haunting melodies, abstract and angular shapes and colours. And the most mysterious identity of any artist featured here on Skylashes. Beginning with delicate solo voice and a nervous electric guitar, Halfshark’s entry began with a focus on their dramatic visuals. Projected into the space was a…

20140802 Priestessa and Dash gig 1

Priestessa and Dash live on 2 August 2014

From Visigoths to YouTube. From Antarctica to spaceships. Is this psychedelic folk? On 2 August Reverend Jonathan Shaw led the congregation at the Wesley Anne. Priestessa and Dash are a challenging beast to classify. Led by songwriting duo Marlene Samson (vocals, keyboard and ukelele) and Jonathan Shaw (vocals and acoustic guitar), the band included a…

20140718 Yarra Banks gig 1

Yarra Banks live on 18 July 2014

They used the F-word. On 18 July Yarra Banks turned heads at the Reverence Hotel. Is fusion a dirty word? Yarra Banks delivered two sets of songs that kept their audience scratching their heads as they shuffled their feet. Was it jazz? Was it funk? Was it soul? Was it psychedelic? They seemed more interested…