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LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide May 16th

Neon Trees: The Utah rockers will be gracing our shores again for special one-off shows in both Melbourne and Sydney. Returning for the first time since 2011, the quartet will be bringing their unique brand of infectious pop-rock to The Standard. They first caught our attention back in 2010 with the super catchy Animals but are back again with their second studio album, Picture Show. Lead single, Everybody Talks has already received high-rotation airplay on Australian commercial radio and gone platinum in the country. Joining them on the night will be special guests, New Empire.

Thu, May 16th, The Standard

Emma Louise: The ethereal indie-pop singer hailing from Brisbane will be touring around the country for her critically acclaimed debut, Vs Head Vs Heart. Having first gained our attention in 2011 with her single, Jungle, the singer-songwriter has been likened to Sarah Blasko, Clare Bowditch, and Hayley Mary from The Jezabels. Her haunting vocals are contained within beautiful atmospheric choruses. Supporting her on the national album tour will be Thelma Plum and Patrick James.

Fri, May 17th, The Metro Theatre

Frank Sultana and the Sinister Kids: The gnarly quartet from Sydney cites influences from Bob Dylan to Son House. Their bluesy, indie roots tunes will be played on stage by a revolving line-up of musicians likened by them to a “family of transient musicians.” Frequenters of the Sydney live circuit, the band has developed their own brand of “vintage” rock. Expect dirty sliding guitars and husky vocals within the intimate confines of the Dale. Sam Joole & Band as well as fellow band member, Lyall Moloney will have support duties on the night.

Sat, May 18th, Annandale Hotel

Kaki King: Katherine Elizabeth King, better known as Kaki King, will be doing a run of shows around the country in support of her latest release, Glow. The American guitarist and composer is known for her Golden Globe-nominated work alongside Eddie Vedder and Michael Brook for Sean Penn’s Into the Wild. Her latest album is a solo instrumental showcasing complex layers of intricate guitar work and string harmonies.

Sun, May 18th, The Basement

The Seekers:  The Australian folk-band will be celebrating their 50th birthday at the State Theatre alongside a string of tour dates around the country. The folk quartet first formed back in 1962, and has just put together their latest record, The Golden Jubilee Album – 50 Tracks For 50 Years. Take a trip down memory lane accompanied by their own chart topping hits as well as  (for the first time in concert), covers of The Beatles’ In My Life and Wanda Jackson’s Silver Threads and Golden Needles.

Mon, May 20th, State Theatre (SY)

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