The Lighthouse Keepers
Playing 2 sets!!
Friday 9th September
***UPDATE: Tickets are Selling FAST. MOSHTIX have exhausted their allocation however tickets ARE STILL AVAILABLE FROM OZTIX *****
Contemporaries of The Triffids, Wet Taxis, The Particles and the Laughing Clowns, The Lighthouse Keepers released their first single, the classic Gargoyle, in March 1983 and followed that with a further two singles (including Ocean Liner), a mini-album and a full length album before finally pulling up stumps with a sold out farewell show at Sydney’s Graphic Arts Club in March 1986.
To help promote the new release original members Greg Appel, Juliet Ward, Stephen ‘Blue’ Dalton and Stephen O’Neil have agreed to reform and play at the Sando on the Friday 9th September to launch their new album Ode to Nothing – The Very Best of The Lighthouse Keepers.
The new collection can be purchased from the feel website, and is a sixteen track, sixteen page career overview & memoir compiled by the band and Feel inhouse archivist Tim Pittman.
So grab a copy of the cd, get your presale tickets via moshtix or oztix and come on down for a great night of music, where the band will be playing TWO SETS and featuring a very special, yet to be announced, Guest Speaker. The night will kick off when doors open at 8pm, but tickets are selling fast so we definitely suggest trying to grab some presales while they’re still available!
“In Australia where a sense of light and space is much more relevant than any amount of gothic/industrial Hunters & Collectors or Nick Caves, bands like The Lighthouse Keepers along with, say, their Hot records labelmates The Triffids, put a uniquely off-centre spin on post-punk. They may even have invented Australian lo-fi! Certainly, they remain one of the best bands ever to have come out of Canberra, and that’s no faint praise when stacked up against the likes of Tactics and The Church.”
~ Clinton Walker (Australian music critic)