Retiree (LIVE) & Bradley Zero (DJ Set)
Time & Location
About The Event
We Broke Free, 60 Million Postcards and Warm present:
Retiree is the musical project of three Sydney/ Melbourne mammals: Matt Crowley, Tori Holleman & Marco Vella. Retiree have steadily congealed their broad influences into a unique emulsion of strongly rhythmic and emotional music. From two releases, they’ve been described as “pared back 1980s comfort pop for all occasions” by NOISEY, having “a whole lot of criss-crossing rhythm” by The FADER and containing “swirling synth flourishes, languid wistful vocals and strutting drum machine funk” by The 405.
Retiree have released two 12″s both locally & internationally; Retiree EP (2013) on Plastic World followed by This Place EP (2015) on Rhythm Section International/Plastic World. Following the release of their single Jan in 2017, 2018 sees their return with House Or Home, released by Rhythm Section International.
The album’s songs explore the theme of “house or home” and what that means in present day Australia for different people. They journey from an aboriginal tent embassy on the south coast of New South Wales, a retirement village, a one room flat in Ringwood and a sleepless 17 hour stop over in Malaysia. Their live set throws all their keyboards, guitar pedals and woodblocks on stage, resulting in long-legged convulsing to a drum machine under honest lyrics.
Retiree have teamed up with director Joey Knox and cinematographer Jesse Gohier-Fleet to create a series of interconnected film clips. Unraveling an intricate web of stories, the visuals pair seamlessly with the songs.
DJ / Selector / Host
Rhythm Section Founder
NTS + BBC R1 presenter
OG Boiler Roomer
18+ ID REQUIRED
We Broke Free brings you the best new and up and coming music from across the globe. We aim to provide a much needed and vital mid-week alternative night in Bournemouth, showcasing the best new live acts, spinning the best new tracks, and generally BREAKING FREE of the chart nonsense that dominates.
Previous guests include:
IDLES, MYSTERY JETS, BLOSSOMS, BLACK HONEY, INHEAVEN, THE AMAZONS, THE BIG MOON, JAWS, GET INUIT, THE WYTCHES, THE MAGIC GANG, FORMATION, PLASTIC MERMAIDS, DIZRAELI, FICKLE FRIENDS, CABBAGE, SPRING KING, FLAMINGODS, SLOTFACE, AZEKEL, THE RHYTHM METHOD, SKINNY GIRL DIET, LIFE, PHOBOPHOBES, FRANCOBOLLO, SPECTOR, MADONNATRON, MEATRAFFLE, VANT (rip), THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS (rip)
+ MANY MORE…
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