Australia’s most amazing sci-fi rock band SLIMEY THINGS will play their last show before embarking on an extended hiatus, to record and re-evaluate their planetary mission.
To precede the event, the band will release ‘AM I WEIRD?’ the final single from the critically acclaimed ‘Quantum Reality TV’ album. ‘AM I WEIRD?’ is classic Slimeys – mixing pop sensibilities with technical brilliance, in under 2 minutes. As singer Nick Soole states “It explains a lot about us.”
The band will play their last show in Sydney on Saturday June 11th at TONE, as part of the annual Featherfest showcase, alongside Japan’s legendary Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins) and Umlaut, the project of Mr Bungle saxophonist Bar McKinnon. Slimey Things will then head into Sydney’s Brain Studios to record their next full length album.
The future of the band remains uncertain, as their home planet considers their fate based on the results of the band’s studies of human behaviour since formation. They leave behind as evidence of their visit a string of hit video clips, hordes of ardent followers across the nation, and the utmost respect and fandom of the underground experimental music scene.
Originally from the Planet Thaldor, SLIMEY THINGS were first sighted in the venues of Sydney’s underground in 2001. The humanoid troupe of pseudo-pop psychos have a developed a reputation for their quirky but infectious music and their memorable, laugh-out-loud live performances.
Their sound is an energetic blend of catchy pop, futuristic rock, sci-fi movie soundtracks and zany cartoon sound effects. Unearthed by enigmatic frontman and composer Nick Soole, SLIMEY THINGS have been acclaimed as one of the most unique and entertaining acts to emerge from Sydney.
Slimey Things have notched up an impressive resume – establishing the successful annual Space Prom series, co-founding the influential Pseudo-pop collective and sharing the stage with acts including Ruins-alone, Umlaut, Darth Vegas, Jay Katz, CODA and The Kidney Thieves. The band have graced stages across Australia, earning repeat invitations to perform at Progfest, Featherfest and a host of notable events, including Peats Ridge Festival and the Supanova Pop Culture Expo. 2010 saw the release of their second album Quantum Reality TV and their most successful national tour, which featured as part of the Menagerie festival of experimental music.
With widespread radio airplay, videos on RAGE and their QUANTUM REALITY TV, MADE BY ROBOTS and SPACE TOAST releases in hot demand, it’s only a matter of time before the catchy rhythms of SLIMEY THINGS cannot be contained and breach Earth’s puny defenses.
‘Am I Weird?’ will be released through independent label Bird’s Robe Records and is available as a free download from www.birdsrobe.bandcamp.com and www.birdsrobe.com
Saturday June 11th @ TONE, Surry Hills w/RUINS-alone + Umlaut + Darth Vegas + Captain Kickarse
This could be earth dwellers last chance to see the band in a live setting – don’t miss out.
“The fastest growing band in this country unbeknownst to some.” – Jaimie Leonarder, SBS Movie Show
“Amazing musicians…f**n awesome!” – Dave Eastgate, Sydney Comedy Festival
“Slimey Things are the most entertaining live group I’ve ever seen. Their music is so fantastically warped, but also contains some of the most infectious melodies amidst the madness.” – Andrew Levins, FBI 94.5FM
“I loved it. The crowd loved it…superstardom awaits.” – Dani Minogue, pop princess
‘AM I WEIRD?’ is available as a free download from
www.birdsrobe.bandcamp.com or www.birdsrobe.com
‘Quantum Reality TV’ and ‘Made By Robots’ albums available now on iTunes.
Web: www.slimeythingwebsite.com / www.facebook.com/birdsrobe