THIS SHOW IS STRICTLY 18+
ART OF FIGHTING 10.30pm til 12am
ALICE SKYE 9.20pm
SWEET WHIRL 8.30pm
Art of Fighting return with their first album in twelve years. Entitled Luna Low, the album is to be released on Friday 7th June via Remote Control Records.
They worked with drummer Marty Brown at the helm (who has recorded Clare Bowditch, Jen Cloher and others), first taking advantage of the natural reverb at Brunswick’s Masonic Hall, then at Marty’s Standalone Studios in Coburg. The album was mixed by Marty and mastered by US icon Greg Calbi.
Of the finished album, Art of Fighting says: “Luna Low is not an autobiographical work, more a proxy by which we can reflect on some of our own could-have-beens and would-have-beens. It’s about dreams past becoming reduced dreams of the present, ageing and lifestyle colliding, growing up after growing up, and perhaps, the first set of AOF songs that approach these themes with a sometimes playful eye.”
After twelve years, Luna Low makes it seem as if Art Of Fighting just had a brief nap and awoke refreshed, to make their most compelling, rewarding and affecting album yet.
“It’s quite apt that a band whose languid, lingering music rewards patience took a lazy 12 years between releases.” – The Guardian
“After more than 10 years, Art of Fighting’s slow-burning splendour still smoulders brightly, and in an ever-changing world that kind of dependable consistency is sometimes the greatest reward there is.” – Double J
“It was clear that even after 12 years away from the game, Art Of Fighting had barely missed a trick, effortlessly dipping back into these songs like it was 2007 all over again.” – Tone Deaf
“Seeking to pick up where the band left off a decade ago, Art of Fighting were a certified hit at Howler.” – The AU Review