News In Brief: Paper Scissors, Cash Savage, Spray ‘n’ Wipe, Music Victoria
News posted Tuesday, September 4 2012 at 02:00 PM.
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– After seven years together, Sydney's The Paper Scissors are splitting up. The decision is explained on the band’s website with a letter from frontman Jai Pyne. The usual culprits are to blame, from getting “a bit sick of all the things that surround the music” to “the fact that it is nearly impossible to make it a career in Australia as a musician.” Still, Pyne writes that the three members will probably play music together again at some point. After striking a chord with the early single ‘We Don’t Walk’, The Paper Scissors released the debut album Less Talk More Paper Scissors in 2007 and the follow-up In Loving Memory in 2011. Last May they gave away a four-song digital EP titled Free. A final Sydney show is in the works before year’s end.
– Melbourne’s Cash Savage & The Last Drinks have hit both Meredith and the Famous Spiegeltent since launching last year’s Wolf, and now the stage-commanding songwriter and her band are showcasing new material with a September residency at the Toff in Town. The Tuesday series kicks off tonight (Sept. 4) with Sam Cooper and continues with support from Fraser A. Gorman (Sept. 11), Quarry Mountain Dead Rats (Sept. 18) and Saint Jude (Sept. 25).
– Making the most of iconic St. Kilda venue The Espy, the fledgling festival Spray ‘n’ Wipe will cover the entire place on Sept. 21 with an impressive swath of young acts: headliners Northeast Party House plus Strange Talk, Oscar + Martin, Dune Rats, Sures, Toucan, I’lls, Drunk Mums, The Corsairs, Bored Nothing and The Upskirts, as well as She Can DJ 2011 winner Alison Wonderland and the I Oh You DJs. Tickets are $20 + booking fee from the venue. Doors at 8pm.
– It’s the original odd couple: medieval metal marauders Barbarion will top the bill with the delicate and thoughtful Wintercoats for a Music Victoria fundraiser hosted by the sound production and audio visual students of Melbourne’s RMIT University. Also on the genre-jumping bill are Wolfy & The Bat Cubs, Alfords Band of Bullwinkles and Celery. The Sept. 17 gig at the Corner Hotel will let students “apply their skills in recording, live sound, filming, event planning and staging in a professional setting using industry-standard equipment." Tickets are $20, or $15 for concession and Music Victoria members, from the venue. Prizes will also be auctioned and raffled off on the night.