HUSKY

Thursday OPENING NIGHT | Civic Hall
Friday | Village Vanguard | 9.45pm (BAND)
Saturday | Drill Hall | 7.30pm (Husky Gawenda Solo)
Sunday | St Martins Hall | 1.30pm (Husky Gawenda Solo)

Three albums into their acclaimed career, Melbourne psychadelic-folk dreamers Husky continue to push their own musical boundaries, experimenting with synthesisers and electronic sounds with their most recent release, Punchbuzz, produced by Holy Holy's Matt Redlich. With lead single Late Night Store clocking up over 5 million streams, and the album receiving stellar reviews, the band swapped acoustic guitars for looping pedals and 70's synthesisers creating a lush melodic world of psychedelic folk. With influences ranging from Jonathan Wilson and the War On Drugs to Leonard Cohen and Pink Floyd, Punchbuzz builds a gothic atmosphere with its dark lyrics and poeticism. Winning Triple J Unearthed in 2011 with the release of their hit single Forever So, Husky became the first Australian band to sign to Seattle label SUB POP. Lead singer and songwriter, Husky Gawenda proceeded to win the coveted Vanda and Young International Songwriting Competition in 2014 with Saint Joan off second album Ruckers Hill. Husky was created in 2010 in partnership with Gawenda's cousin, piano virtuoso Gideon Preiss, who grew up with a shared a love of the west coast California sound — The Beach Boys, Crosby, Stills & Nash and America — and these sounds of the 70's folk-surf scene have stayed with them as they have evolved. The band have supported Neil Young, Gotye, The Shins and Devendra Barnhart and are currently writing their forth record, set for release in 2019.


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