Saturday, 14 June 2014

Sonic Masala Festival Artist Spotlight - Spartak

One of the few interstate acts gracing the Greenslopes Bowls Club stage is Canberra's own purveyors of minimalist electronica, Spartak. The glitchy mantras on latest EP Five Points throw out miasmic tractor beams to hypnotise and hold sway, before the vocals creep out from behind, seeping in synapses... The band are the perfect example of the type of innovation that percolates under the surface of Australian music, a rich seam that the likes of HelloSquare and New Weird Australia have spent their efforts unearthing. Its a pretty big deal getting these guys on board. They play a show the night before at The Waiting Room (Friday June 20) with excellent support from Spirit Bunny and Naked Maja (whose own newly minted EP The Vagrant is all kinds of great also).

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