I saw a very impressive Brisbane act a few weeks ago called Nikko - you can read my review (albeit for a different publication) here. They are a beguiling band - a dark colonial folk band with serious post rock underpinnings. They are about to embark on their first tour in well over 6 months, which is exciting times for anyone in Australia keen to see invigorating acts that are outside the considered norm. It all kicks off with a Brisbane show at Sun Distortion Studios (2/24 Corunna Street, Albion) on Thursday, the 21st before heading south for dates in Newcastle and Sydney It looks to be a great show all round too - seeing as it's the Split zine launch, with great supports (Let Me Down Jungleman, Gently (SYD), Epithets and Idylls). The following shows in Newcastle and Sydney are free too, so if you're nearby and want to be blown away, check out their website for the deets.