Whats On

Diana Anaid + Sam Newton + Maxine E Kay

Diana Anaid cut her performance teeth on the Sydney indie scene and the place is etched into my heart as the birthplace of albums I Don’t Think I’m Pregnant and Beautiful Obscene, with epic writing sessions that spanned months and spawned Triple J favs Perfect Family, Socially Defunct and Love Song For A Girl. USA breakout tune Last Thing was an exception to long drawn out song-writing, and in 2 hours on the bed at Surry Hills, it came to me like a channelled chapter in a book of heartbreak. As my home in late 90’s and early noughties, I have a fond affection for the city, having supported many touring musicians and shared stages with some of Sydney’s finest, as well as supporting countless charities and fundraising events. South Sydney venue Brass Monkey has long been a favourite of mine, and as this is the last Sydney show for 2018, it is sure to be an unforgettable night. Joining me for this special night of intimate acoustic tunes are Sydney-sider Sam Newton, who has a ‘subtle, layered, storytelling power’ and Maxine E Kay, a ‘stalwart artist of Newtown’s folk and indie-pop landscape’.

Sam Newton is a seasoned songwriter with a subtle, layered, storytelling power. He has the uncanny ability to find a direct line into the central themes of his music with a raw and poetic honesty. A well-ingrained Sydney-sider and regular on the local scene, his third studio album ‘Stare Into The Dark’ was released in June 2018. https://www.facebook.com/samnewtonmusic/

Maxine Kauter is a stalwart artist of Newtown’s folk and indie-pop landscape. She has released three critically acclaimed albums and highly literate music. She has toured in Australia and Canada and is now releasing her fourth album ‘Magic Machine’. ‘Magic Machine’ is an intensely intimate exploration of modern life and love. Fans of Cat Power, Neko Case, Alex the Astronaut, Stella Donnelly and Daniel Johnston will adore Kauter. https://www.facebook.com/maxinekauterband/