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Introducing the Record Room

Introducing the Record Room

Farmer & The Owl Festival is a festival for lovers of all thing’s music, and to enhance that experience we'll be hosting the Record Room! A sprawling space in the Salt Building within the site, dedicated to all thing’s vinyl.Get ready to deep dive, rummage, uncover, and expand your collections....At the heart of Farmer & The Owl festival’s name sake is an independent record label that develops and releases artists from Wollongong and its surrounds. In conjunction with the label artists(Hockey Dad, The Pinheads, TEES, Tropical Strength & Totally Unicorn) the 2019 festival has been curated to help music fans...

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More artists added to Farmer & The Owl Festival

More artists added to Farmer & The Owl Festival

Farmer and The Owl Festival is set to become the tastemaker’s music festival of choice. Thoughtfully curated by the Farmer and The Owl label family of Hockey Dad, Totally Unicorn, The Pinheads, TEES and Tropical Strength, to quench the thirst of the music lover who is searching for that sense of discovery, the high of the unknown and the buzz of falling in love with fresh sounds that are yet to saturate the mainstream. Farmer and The Owl Festival heterogeneous line up has just expanded, featuring a list of local talent that will blow your collective musical minds……you can watch...

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Farmer & The Owl 2019 first line up announcement

Farmer & The Owl 2019 first line up announcement

The Farmer & The Owl Festival debuts this March, at its new home among the steel lined laneways and lush urban parklands of McCabe Park in the heart of Wollongong, lined with spacious lots and secluded post-industrial alcoves for music consumption and discovery! Lovingly curated by the Farmer and The Owl label family of Hockey Dad, Totally Unicorn, The Pinheads, TEES and Tropical Strength, it was always going to dish up an eclectic line up of insanely talented artists (you can listen to the official Spotify playlist here). Baltimore dream pop duo Beach House bring their one of a kind,...

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Introducing Tropical Strength

Introducing Tropical Strength

Tropical Strength are an experimental duo from the Coal Coast of NSW. Founding members, brothers Al Foil and Sir Dinsington, create a peculiar brand of art-damaged pop music that is eerily familiar but sounds like nothing else. Each song is a passage into the psyche and day-to-day visions of chief songwriter, Al Foil and encapsulates the nostalgia of childhood memories and surreal happenings. With influences ranging from nursery rhymes and Ozploitation cinema to the novels of Steven King, ‘the duo leads listeners on a whimsical journey through a warped Australian landscape. 'The Strength' utilises a sonic palate which is inspired by the sounds of baroque psychedelia. Fuelled by caffeine and anxiety, Tropical Strength are a breath of fresh air in the contemporary Australian music scene.

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TEES release new single 'Let Beauty Be'

TEES release new single 'Let Beauty Be'

South-Coast duo TEES return with latest single “Let Beauty Be”, the latest offering from the Leisure Coast’s own Indie label Farmer & The Owl, out now via Inertia Music. On “Let Beauty Be”, TEES’ Lizzy Tillman and Sean Duarte’s experience of their surrounding environment manifests itself in the sound of dreamy house music, stirring up memories of the acid soaked raves of the 90s, with a clear nostalgic Australiana edge. 

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