FRIDAY 7 APRIL
THE SEVEN UPS
Ft. The Let Your Hair Down Girls & DJ Miss Goldie
Melbourne’s 7-piece afro-groove combo The Seven Ups are releasing their second album, Drinking Water. The self-produced batch of 7 new tracks holds on to the bands established sound of improvised solos over heavy afro grooves, but this time there’s a shift in focus to more complex arrangements and a tighter interplay between the rhythm section. Released via Melbourne’s Northside Records, the band are bringing it back to their old home-away-from-home, The Evelyn Hotel.
Career highlights for the band so far have included opening for Charles Bradley (USA), The Budos Band (USA), Remi (AUS), Babylon Circus (FRA) and The Bamboos (AUS), as well as a string of raucous residencies at Melbourne venues, frequent Australian east coast tours and festival spots at Strawberry Fields, White Night, Moomba, Subsonic, Sydney Road Street Party, Kyneton Music Festival, Bello Winter Festival, Come Together Festival and Folk, Rhythm & Life Festival.
Joining The Seven Ups on the night will be afro-boogaloo combo The Let Your Hair Down Girls, and local-soul legend DJ Miss Goldie on the decks.