THIS SHOW IS STRICTLY 18+
Short Shadows 9.50pm til 10.50pm
Klara Zubonja 8.50pm
Brooklyn 86 8pm
Enter Short Shadows, a self-professed short-ass, middle-class, north suburban smart-ass punk with a piano. Short Shadows is the alter ego for Andy Coates; a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne, who takes indie rock, hip-hop, jazz and punk and blends it all with narrative lyrics, punchy horns and suburban soundscapes.It’s Mike Skinner from The Streets, meets The Whitlams with a bit of Cat Empire thrown in for good measure. Fans of The Go! Team, Ben Folds, The Avalanches and early Blink 182 will also appreciate Short Shadows. Short Shadows will launch his debut album on February 17th, 2019.
Coates has entertained audiences Australia wide while fronting his nine-piece band Frankie Wants Out. FWO, who brought original party-swing back on to the music scene, could play a classy cocktail bar one night, then the front bar of the Espy the next and worked hard gigging, recording and touring for over ten years. While still paying tribute to his love of swing music, Short Shadows is a step away from the jump-blues and focuses on a more indie/suburban sound.
Hailing from Melbourne's North, Short Shadows aims to give his home a cool sound. Remarking that the northern suburbs (Northcote/Thornbury/Preston) are becoming to Melbourne what Brooklyn is to New York City and as it continues to be gentrified, he wants the sound he creates to stay true to what he has always known.
Short Shadows describes his music as “a bit of an odd mix” taking influence from piano based artists such as Ben Folds and The Whitlams and mixing it with raw suburban garage beats, loops, samples and original horn lines. Most of his lyrics, which are sometimes witty and other times heartbreaking, were written while riding on, or waiting to board trains, busses or trams and with every song comes another narrative that paints a detailed picture for the listener.