Thursday, December 22, 2011
Christmas, 1996. Cameron Lyons receives Peter Combe's "Toffee Apple" on CD, to go with the ABC For Kids VHS tapes. Shortly after, we discover the "Program" and "Repeat" buttons on the family stereo. This shit is burned into my brain so hard, I think seeing it live is the final stage in the ABC Youth Education/Brainwashing Program of the Late 80s/Early 90s. Please come and assist in the Spaghetti/Newspaper/Toffe Apple/Orange Juice/Bubblegum flavoured madness. Fry an egg on the Vanguard. Wash your hair with Reschs. Clean your teeth with a Rowda Ya Habibi Kebab.
Doors open 6:30pm
Little Lovers 8:30 – 9:15
Peter Combe and the Newspaper Mama Band 9:45 – 11:00
Diner tickets availalbe.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
About to head on an adventure to Newcastle. Starting with a cheeky side quest. Assembling expedition party. Current location
Monday, October 24, 2011
Looking forward to Hopes and Hats Bennet
*‘Tour of debortuary’the invention of the Trombong... good times
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thanks Nichole, me too, except I'm always having to play it rather than enjoying cider. I am looking forward to the impending cider weather. Glad you dug it.
Custard Support Review:
Sulls: Highly influential music critic grave us his highest acclaim "Bloody Good". It doesn't get much better than that ladies and gentlemen.
Custard Support Review:
And if you're more inclined to trust your printed sources below is a review from the Drum.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Okay Nicole, I will.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Custard Time Off interview
Custard on Hey Hey It's Saturday with Darrel Summers on drums
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Ex-Brisbane indie poppers Little Lovers may now abide in Sydney, but singer Wintah Thompson’s musical heart is clearly still in Brisbane. He still remembers classic 90s indie ‘sensations’ The Melniks, so much so he has written a song about them. The band resonates with what we used to call the Spring Hill sound, when dudes in bands like Biro, Custard etc could actually afford to live in Spring Hill. The EP opens with Hypocrite, a defence about being called hypocritical by a lady who has gone and changed her own attitude to something she always used to claim to hate. It doesn’t really get very personal however – it’s all pretty light and breezy which is what gives the group so much charm. The drums are punchy and high energy, the bass walks all over the shop and the guitar with Thompson’s vocal round out the sound to be everything a three-piece should be.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
We'll also be Launching our new EP - Camcorder. Buy digital here http://littlelovers.bandcamp.com/ or buy a copy from us (limited run) in person at the below;
19/08/11 - Extrafoxx, Little Lovers, Undead Apes - Beetle Bar
20/08/11 - Little Lovers - Tym Guitars Instore
To tie you over till this weekend checkout Extrafoxx in Rave Magazine this week.
A Little Bit Exxtra
EXTRAFOXX (CONWAE BURRELL) talks to JESS SAXTON about the extra mile taken to create his self-titled album, and what’s behind the dry wit that he serenades his fans with.
JESS SAXTON: You’re known in Brisbane and beyond for a melancholy approach to synth and guitar pop melodies, recorded and mixed in your bedroom. This will be your first studio-recorded album – what’s changed?
CONWAE BURRELL: Well I’ve gotten older and hopefully more able to write a decent song. I guess with this album I wanted to raise the bar a bit in terms of professionalism and make my music more accessible as well.
JS: The album explores everything from thievery on school trips, crossreligious romance to hyperspace travel. With such a wide scope in mind, what typically inspires your music?
CB: Typically there’s a dominant thought in my head that keeps repeating which then turns into a lyric and a melody. Then I will work out a guitar part to go with the lyric and the melody. It can be about anything. I listen to a broad range of music, but generally my songs come out as rock-pop. In a
way I think this stems from the music I listen to predominantly.
JS: Extrafoxx is, and has been, the musical counterpart of yourself and an ever-changing line-up of musicians. Who did you work with on this collection?
CB: The participants on this record included myself, Richard Buchanan, Jess Sichter, Pierre le Rat, Dale Peachey, Tiffany Milne, Gillian Bright, Quentin Brown, Xavier Paropat, Simon Pearlman, Barnaby Gickle and Matt the Englishman.
JS: You tend to impregnate each track with a dry, sardonic sense of humour, nestled in the sincerity of your delivery. What inspired you to write a rock track for this album about an impending dental plan for a certain lady called Lisa?
CB: It was a part of a Simpsons episode where Homer had repeating in his head two thoughts … “Lisa needs braces” and “dental plan” – this appealed to me because of my approach to songwriting, so I turned it into a song.
JS: Extrafoxx definitely strays from the confines of traditional genres. What would you like to see more of in mainstream music?
CB: I would like to see more honesty, integrity, diversity, and fun – most of all people enjoying themselves.
EXTRAFOXX launches his self-titled album alongside Little Lovers (also releasing their latest EP Camcorder) and Undead Apes at The Beetle Bar on Friday Aug 19. www.myspace.com/extrafoxx
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Here's a demo of "I Wish..." recorded on a camera and mic the size of a pinhead.
Monday, July 11, 2011
We played Blackwire records last Friday night which was pretty awesome. I haven't actually been there before. Nice vibe fun times. We played with one of my favourite Brisbane bands Nova Scotia. Who ruled. Bought their LP which I am dying to hear as soon as I get my record player up and running. Brain Drain also supported. We met Adam in Melbourne last time when we played the Old Bar... Gilligan Island Pinball.
Townie was on Saturday. Thanks so much to the Making and the Silver Drops who joined us on the stage. Both bands were fantastic. Thanks to Benny who was honorary 4th member on the night. That isn't taking away from Pat Delorian who brought the chops to actually playing as opposed to Benny's stories about Sperm Whale Hearts. I heart you guys. Love playing the Townie the sound always rules, that's you Dave.
We are racing to the finish line to put out our 3rd E.P. - Camcorder. Check it out on Band Camp now. Check out Kenzie's sweet artwork.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
We've got some shows booked. Playing with our favourite Brisbane band EXTRAFOXX for their Album launch in Brisbane on the 19th of August. In addition we're playing our favourite guitar shop in the world Tym Guitars in Brisbane on the 20th of August 2pm. This will double as our EP launch as long as I can piece together the outstanding EP release related things.
The US Album is nearing release, need to finalise artwork and the dreaded… band photo, which appears much harder to organize than it should be.
Anyone keen to make a budget film clip?
Thursday, June 9, 2011
If you hate twitter and the social blah then just come along to the show tomorrow night at Mum and we'll play it live and give you a badge for troubles.
Otherwise you have until the 17th of June to get your social network on. Spread the word.
Hail The Sound Records
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Get ready for awesome times we super excited to play again!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I forgot the lyrics in the first take and hence the battery for the audio recording device on the table died halfway through but the mic on the camera held up alright.
Paul is playing an acoustic guitar we found lying around the bar with white gaff tape with Xavier Rudd scrawled across it. I'm quite sure it was his uncased cheap guitar. Craig plays boot and tambambourine. Wintah plays legs and showing a lot of them.
Taken from Nice Filly
LITTLE LOVERS – OLGA THE OGRE
There are encounters that can change your perception of a place, of a scene, of music in general. We met Craig, Wintah and Paul on Sunday 28th February 2010 at their headline show at The Annandale in which we were lucky to sleeze a spot on the lineup.
Little Lovers brand of indie is delivered with a side of punk westernism and enveloped with a strange sense of nostalgia taking you back to the brilliance of 90’s Australian music. Each song punches you in the face like you’ve heard it before, but you haven’ t, then you find yourself singing along which gives big kudos to their songwriting abilities.
Residing in a land of skinny jeans and haircuts, their personality shines through each second of their songs, with humor and anecdotes scattered into their sets, they are always king pins of modesty. We were reassured that Sunday night last year that all was not lost in the big smoke and when coming up with the idea of Nice Filly placed them at the top of our list.
Little Lovers smells like house parties, like schooners of beer at Jets games, like summer festivals, like friends sharing Frank’s pizza, like bowling clubs.
In the dark back bar of The Great Northern Hotel they played Olga the Ogre for the Nice Filly camera and the bar staff and here is what they came up with…
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Half A Cow
P.S. Little Lovers play tomorrow night (7/04/11) Annandale Hotel with Lyyar, Fabergettes and Creepers. $2 a band
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
There will be bands, jewellery sale, art sale, bake sale, BBQ, Bar, kid’s activities, performance and of course the Little Lovers. All proceeds go directly to the needy. It’s $5/$10 door starts a 4pm goes till late. So please come down and party generously.
Toby Martin (Youth Group)
Nellie P W
Winds of the World (debut)
We’re on last at 9pm since apparently… we make the most noise.
10 Carrington Road
Marrickville NSW 2204
Thursday, February 3, 2011
1. Always follow an artist described as 'Morricone’s spaghetti Westernisms'.
RAVE MAGAZINE REVIEW
I HEART HIROSHIMA / LITTLE LOVERS / SLEEPWALKS
Woodland - Sat Jan 29
It’s heartening to see so many people out tonight
at yet another flood relief show – Brisbane audiences
are clearly not yet feeling compassion fatigue, and
those who donate cash are given prizes from the Rave
lucky dip (the CD I unwrap is a dud, but the next person
along scores Robyn’s new album – win!)
Local garage-rockers Sleepwalks have imbibed
more than their fair share of Nirvana influences, right
down to vocalist Kevin Fincham’s gravelly Cobainesque
yelps. They bash out their grungy tunes with
aplomb, though, including a spirited cover of Mclusky’s
Little Lovers left Brisbane for Sydney as purveyors of
light-hearted pop, but have returned tonight as something
a little darker – their songs still shimmy and bop,
but they now have overtones of post-rock and little
hints of Morricone’s spaghetti Westernisms.
It’s been just over six months since I Heart Hiroshima’s
last show, so it’s not hard to forgive the
newly-reformed group a little looseness in their
delivery. They’re obviously having a blast revisiting
their material, though, opening with a charmingly
scrappy rendition of early EP track London In Love.
Drummer Susie Patten begins Old Tree, from their recent
album The Rip, by observing that since she departed
for Berlin so soon after that album’s launch,
the group had better prove that they actually wrote
and performed all of those songs. Their set is therefore
filled with tracks from The Rip: the sweetly melancholic
Who I Was (with a tambourine courtesy of
one of Patten’s friends, who taxied to New Farm just
to get it), and singles River and Shakeytown. Older
favourites Punks and Captain To Captain get a lookin,
but rather than closing their set as anticipated
with live favourite Pink Frost, they close with Ocean,
one of The Rip’s most mature deep cuts. It’s a fitting
statement from a group who could have settled for
their own successful formula but who will, I hope,
continue to grow and develop.
Uploaded at the AU Review
© Andrew Wade 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
I Heart Hiroshima were on fire, Sleepwalks ruled the scuzz out and the Woodland Bar was a much needed respite from the dammed outside, I love that place.
Here is a review on Faster Louder. Excerpt Below
“Little Lovers have a driving rhythm like a runaway train, which gives what is essentially surf rock a mournful, blues sensibility. The singer is well in the Queensland spirit, with a pair of shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. He rolls onto his toes when straining for a note, like the mic is over the front row of the crowd. And when, during their third song, his guitar strap comes adrift, he takes it in his stride, simultaneously changing chord and holding his axe vertically by its fretboard.”
We left Brissy to go straight to the Townie, just so we could easy back into reality after the Valley. Delorean, Richie and the Fabergettes were fantastic to play with. The Townie sounded great, I thought, thanks to Dave. Looking forward to next Friday night at Mum where we’ll get to see Wontakke Ly-Ons (Pat Delorean and Craig) and the Fabregettes in all their glory. The Fabregettes promise even more killer catchy tunes than they have already exposed us to. Attend the Facebook event to get on the $5 door list. $5!!!!
A big super special thanks to Ben and Oscar for their amazing efforts. We are eternally grateful and we owe you guys. So here below you can print out your very own super legitimate Little Lovers Favour Voucher. Redeemable for a similar favour and valid for our entire natural lives.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
So I have wanted to contribute to helping out my home towns people recovering from the recent flood damage. Problem is I'm pretty crap at manual labour, don't have enough money to donate and . The only sweet skills I do have is partying.
Well now I've worked out a way to put my skills to good use. We're coming to Brisbane to party benefit style and we get to do it with none other than
I HEART HIROSHIMA!!!!
at the Woodland Bar, of which I'm keen to check out. 29th of January.
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE PRONTO
More details facebook event
Friday, January 14, 2011
Hey look there’s the Drum Media telling you “You should totally come to this show tonight!”
And you’re like “WHHHHHAAAAA?!?! Drum Media said to, well then let’s do it. That has completely convinced me to not stay at home watching some movie that I’ve seen on TV ten times and go out and have a super time.”
And I’m like “Yeaaaaaah”
If you have heard Q Bar tonight…. You’ve heard.
We're on at 10pm
The photo features local Brisbane legend James ‘Rock On’ Wallace and a statue of some other footy guy. James ‘Rocks On’ in his personal time through his band the Sips. Check em out. Here in this photo Wallace is saying ‘nah give us musos a break and let us rock in the Suncorp Stadium on Thursday nights.’
Love you Wallace, I hope your Amazon dungeon didn’t get flooded or maybe you did want it flooded. Either way I hope it went your way.
Thoughts go out to all our Brissy friends.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Justin threw us a curve ball just before we went on daring us to play.
Our excuse "ahhhh we can't fit in there"
Justin's response "I've had 11 piece bands play in there"
We couldn't back down.
Afterwards we were on our way to practice upstairs at Troy Horse for the first time in forever. We needed that practice beforehand. Anyhow we talked crap, we chose songs and we played. It ruled.
10-01-11 ~ Playlist ~ Bridge
High Horse - Cuthbert And The Nightwalkers
Hypocrite - Little Lovers
Lichtenstein Zoo - Yae! Tiger
Divan - Smudge
Casual vs Fulltimer - Quarter Acre
Turn On Your Mind - The Laurels
My Number - Songs
Space Unicorn - The Statics
Double Denim Danger - Atom Bombs
Glebe Island - Little Lovers (live in the studio)
Nightshift In Blue - Djanimals
OOOO - Fishing
We wanted to play Shakin' Bowls and Betamaxx Bandits but the CD we burnt some how failed and there was a scramble to find a Sydney song. Luckily there was high rotation Djanimals lying around... Lucky for them :)
A huge thanks to Justin Zeltzer and FBI Radio for having us their fine station.
Thanks to everyone who listened.
ohh and Kim Jong-Il the people's dictator
Don't forget we're playing Beach Party A-Go-Go this Friday (14-1-11) @ Q Bar
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Listen to FBI Radio Monday (9/1/11) night 8pm - 9pm cause we're guest programing!!!!
Stream it online here. 1 hour of Sydney music chosen by us, your favourite band; Little L's. We might even unleash one of our latest tacks... who knows.
Ohhh and we'll probably be talking regular shit too.
Friday, January 7, 2011
So screw superstition and let’s go party, beach party A-Go-Go style, next Friday the 14th of January at Q Bar. There’ll be some good looking guys… us and some good looking fools… also us. For social network users here’s the event. For non social network users email firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent an e-card invite or you can send in your pager number to get a reminder from 1984.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Friday - January 14
QBAR - P.A.S.H
Supported by Vacations
Friday - January 21
Iguana Bar - Wolfden
Friday - February 4th
World Bar - Mum
Supported by the Fabregettes and Wontake Lyons (featuring Little Shaky Craig Lovers Lyons)
Tis the season to party!