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The Wild Comforts -- Ben Drane, Kinch Kinski, Joshua Deeble and Josh Redford - will launch their new EP in Canberra on Wednesday.
Wild quartet ready to rock
Melbourne based alternative-country
band The Wild Comforts are returning
to Canberra on Wednesday to launch
their newest EP Silver City Sorrow at
the Smiths Alternative Bookshop.
Frontman Joshua Deeble said he
had never anticipated the mates he
roped in to help him record a solo
project in 2011 would forge ties and
become a band.
"I was just song writing and really
wanted to make an album but none of
my friends really wanted to commit to
a band," he said. "My friends came in
just as session musicians but we had
such a good time we walked out of the
studios as a band."
The group bedded their first album
before ever playing a gig together.
Since 2011 they've gone on to make
toes tap and hearts melt across
Silver City Sorrow was recorded last
March with infamous country
musician Bill Chambers and the
album's lead single Cosette features
vocals from Bill's daughter Kasey
Chambers. Growing up in Broken Hill,
Deeble said he initially rebelled
against the adoration of country music.
"Where I grew up there was only
two types of music, country and
western," he said.
"I didn't like it much as a kid."
The 27-year-old said over the years
he had fallen in love with the bold and
soulful character of country music and
has injected a lot of those qualities into
The Wild Comfort's repertoire.
He said the band was meticulous
and ensured all songs on the new
10-track release made an impact.
"There are a lot of heartbreakers,
drinking songs, anti-gambling songs,
hometown songs -- all the typical
country things," Deeble said.
"But each member of the band
brings their own influences, like punk
and folk, which changes the sound
from being straight country."
Check out The Wild Comforts on
Wednesday at the Smiths
Alternative from 8pm. Tickets on
the door: general admission $10,
concession $7, Canberra Musician
Club members $5.
1 Direct from the Sydney
Festival, the world famous
Chitrasena Dance Company
breathe new life into a dance
form 2500 years in the
making. Don't miss your
chance to see one of Sri
Lanka's oldest and most
prestigious dance companies
in their newest production
Dancing for the Gods on
Thursday at the Canberra
Theatre Centre. Tickets start
from $35 and transaction fees
2 The Australian War
Memorial will be
January and host late-night
openings in its
Volunteer guides will be on
hand to give insight into the
significance of the roll of
honour and the names of
those who lost their lives in
World War I will be projected
onto the memorial dome.
Take this opportunity to pay
your respects during the
100-year anniversary of the
Gallipoli landing. Openings
hours on Fridays and
Saturdays from 7.30pm to
9.30pm and on Anzac Day,
Sunday, January 25.
3 Free family films are on
show this summer on
Saturdays at 2pm at the
National Portrait Gallery.
Check out Stephen Spielberg's
ET the Extra-Terrestrial Gon
Saturday or Lilo and Stitch on
4 Manuka will be aflutter on
Wednesday afternoon as
crowds swarm to the Prime
Minister's XI vs England. The
hand-picked team made up of
the best newcomers, past and
current high profile players
will go head to head with
England's cricket stars.
ACTION buses will be
holders with a free shuttle
service to and from the city
centre. Tickets from $27.53.
Transaction fees apply. Book
5 Readable Graffiti launch
their new EP Out To The
Races at Transit Bar on
Saturday. The Melbourne
group will have musical
support from Canberra lads
Mondecreen. From 8pm.
Tickets $10 on the door.
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