Since their conception,
Melbourne based 1200 TECHNIQUES have developed
into the most energised, eclectic, yet supremely focused Hip-Hop
band in the land. Not to mention one of the most in-your-face live
acts you're ever likely to experience. This year the unchallengeable
'Masters of Australian Hip-Hop' are returning to play at HOMEBAKE
2003. The sly, funky groove navigating their debut album 'Choose
One' provoked a socially conscious lyric from frontman MC N'famas.
Everything from peace treaties to poverty, faux gangsta rappers
draped in bling bling to illiterate kids downloading internet porn
become topical fuel for MC Nfamas' strident rap. Their new album
"Consistency Theory" will be released in October this
year. You want hip-hop, rock, funk, soul, breakbeats, and mad rhymes?
Why choose one, when 1200 TECHNIQUES can provide it all at HOMEBAKE
recently released their acclaimed third album 'Rock Music' we are
extremely happy to announce that Adelaide's foremost rock'n'roll
export – THE SUPERJESUS are also coming to
HOMEBAKE this year. Newly reduced to three members, their latest
work marks a new start for a band that refuses to stand still between
albums, one that pursues evolution like a heart-stopping chord change
seeks the perfect tune. They will be performing at HOMEBAKE this
year rewired, recharged and reborn after their two previous platinum
albums behind them.
February this year, THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO released
'LIVING' a double live album - a snapshot of the band's career to
date. The album debuted at number 6 on the national ARIA charts
and cemented JOHN BUTLER as one of this country's most successful
truly independent artists. THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO, a dead set festival
favourite, are currently on their 'Post Natal Expression' tour which
has surpassed all expectations by selling out 21 dates with some
dates totally sold out on announcement to the media. Mr Butler and
his mates are sure to deliver another exceptional live performance
at HOMEBAKE 2003.
They've been the recipients of an incredible amount
of international acclaim and adulation, and coming from Western
Australia THE SLEEPY JACKSON have now astounded
local music critiques with their debut release "Lovers"
which merely confirms front man Luke Steele as an artist of extraordinary
depth and song-writing talent. Captivating audiences nationwide
with their beautifully crafted pop rock tunes THE SLEEPY JACKSON
are sure to impress at this year's HOMEBAKE.
continues to showcase the best new Australian music in 2003 with
the addition of THE CASANOVAS. Already this year
the Melbourne three-piece have toured Australia with the likes of
The Donnas and Grinspoon, while also completing a mammoth overseas
jaunt with good friends The Datsuns that saw 45 shows in the UK,
Europe and the US in just two months. In August they are headlining
their own national tour to coincide with the release of their new
single 'Let it Ride' from their debut EP 'Keep it Hot'. With the
likes of You Am I's Tim Rogers and The Datsuns voicing their praise,
it's little wonder THE CASANOVAS have earnt a reputation as one
of Australia's premier new -capital 'R' - Rock acts: a message that
has already reached overseas and will soon see the band making a
lot more converts both here and internationally.
In 2000 they won an ARIA Award for Best
Dance Release. In March 2001 they played a set in between Darren
Emerson and Fatboy Slim in Miami to a dancing VIP crowd that included
Naomi Campbell, Carl Cox and Ricky Martin. Directly after that tour
of America and Europe, they have launched their ARIA Award
winning album 'Sambanova' to an Australian (& international)
audience and became the recipients of mass critical acclaim and
popularity, which continues to this day. They are the very hip,
the very groovy and the extremely talented PNAU
and they have just spent almost all of this year writing and recording
their highly anticipated new album titled, 'Again'. To be preceded
by a brand new single 'Freshkills'. Featuring Vocal collaborators,
Princess Cameille, Daniel Merriweather, Royce Doherty & musician
collaborators: Rob Harris (Jamiroquai guitarist), Nicky Zinner (Yeah
Yeah Yeah?s), Kim Moyes (Prop), 'Again' was recently completed in
London – where PNAU mastermind Nick Littlemore is also currently
working with Darren Emerson, Andy Strange, Damien Mendis (Electric
6), Lee Ronaldo (Sonic Youth). HOMEBAKE 2003 will be PNAU's welcome
home show for 2003.
year, Homebake is renown for featuring a very special rare appearance
and despite our fawning over the inclusion of the wonderful Nick
Cave and his Bad Seeds, we also have to say that we are mighty chuffed
to welcome to our stages another great & extremely talented
Australian export whom have not only held an auspicious career path
within Australia, but have also been the creators of a number of
international hits. On the verge of releasing their brilliant (&
haunting) new album 'Forget Yourself', we present another written
welcoming ovation to legends, THE CHURCH. Not often
is that day that one has the opportunity of witnessing such an incredible
act on a festival line-up, however Homebake 2003 will be graced
with the presence of THE CHURCH and we are excited!
Having scored rave reviews with their debut EP 'Feeling
Sideways', THE MESS HALL will impart their raw,
energetic, raucous rock at this year's HOMEBAKE. Jed Kurzel and
Anthony Johnsen have impressed the pants off punters around the
country, touring with the likes of The Jon Spencer Blues Expolsion,
You Am I, Tenacious D, Rocket Science, Jet and Dallas Crane, to
mention but a few. Not a bad CV for a band who's just on two years
in the making!
A favourite on local dance floors, DJ, producer and
recording artist Ashley Anderson – aka KATALYST
has been busy creating some of the most sophisticated, well-crafted
electronic beats you'll hear, his debut album 'Manipulating Agent
'is packed full of innovative sounds and vibed-up beats that's leaving
live audiences begging for more. For a dose of the best soulful,
hip-hop influenced breaks this side of the equator don't miss KATALYST
at this years HOMEBAKE.
Triple J Unearthed winner's THE BUMBLEBEEZ
join the HOMEBAKE fold with their cocktail of dirty rock sounds,
hip hp rhymes and electro grooves. They've been compared to the
likes of Beck, The Beastie Boys and even Sonic Youth and with a
reputation for bringing on incredibly chaotic performances THE BUMBLEBEEZ
will be a real treat!
Renowned for their hilarious taunts at industry peers,
punkstars FRENZAL RHOMB have been stirring it up
with their most recent release 'Sans Souci'. To find out who is
their next victim is be sure to check out the masters of tongue
in cheek punk at HOMEBAKE.
Famous for her sensational vocal performance on Josh
Abraham's hit 'Addicted To Bass', AMIEL has now
become a star in her own right and she's proven it with her most
recent single 'Obsession (I Love You)' entering the ARIA singles
chart at Number 15 (following the huge and platinum sales success
of the hit single, 'Lovesong'). Her debut album 'Audio Out' set
to be released in the coming months is sure to lure audiences around
the country and secure a successful career for this local young
lady. We are proud to be featuring the very talented AMIEL on HOMEBAKE
Set to release their new album 'Bad Blood' this month,
GERLING have always been a HOMEBAKE favourite with
their extreme and chaotic on stage antics. GERLING renowned for
their trademark dance and rock fusion are one of our most captivating
live acts, expect lots of distorted vocals, live guitar and bass,
synths and the crazy samples, the future sound of GERLING is all
microwaved, sticky taped and frantically mashed together! Be ready
to plug in and get activated with GERLING at HOMEBAKE.
Melbourne's FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY have
pushed the boundaries and definitions of musical genres to develop
a brand of 'punk rock' they can truly call their own. They've built
a solid reputation since their inception five years ago and you
can expect nothing short of an explosive, energetic and intense
live performance from these young guys when they hit the stage at
this year's HOMEBAKE.
Local Hip-Hop act DOWNSYDE join
HOMEBAKE this year to deliver their intricate and textured arrangements
of live instrumentation, cuts and loops with tasty block party beats,
potent and positive lyrical content combining radical, political,
critical and sometimes satirical themes. Groove on and dig the soul,
melody, beats and politics with DOWNSYDE at HOMEBAKE.
There’s always a surprise around every
‘homebake corner’ and announcement number two is no
exception when we have both the privilege and honour of welcoming
another iconic act…the legendary Beasts of Bourbon!
Led by the awesome presence of Tex Perkins, one of Australia's long
staying bands - playing, lying dormant, and resurrecting themselves
in various forms for over 14 years. With each cyclonic incarnation
they have assumed a different guise – from the shot-gun-garage
of “The Axeman’s Jazz” to the crackling, electric
gasps that was “Gone”. Given their legendary status
as the kings of Australian hard rock we are thrilled that the Beasts
of Bourbon are back for what is sure to be one hell of a memorable
performance at Homebake this year.
In 1993 a band emerged from the Geelong music scene,
wowing crowds with their uninhibited cross-pollination of music.
This band, of course, was Magic Dirt. In the early
years a mystique was created around the four-piece and its standing
was created through extraordinary live shows and word of mouth.
Today, 10 years and 4 acclaimed albums since their formation, Magic
Dirt have been kicking major goals with their new album ‘Tough
Love’ so be prepared to be wowed once again by the Dirt’s
forceful, passionate, chaotic sound at Homebake 2003.
They are Australia's originators of frantically mixing
beats, live instruments, b-boys, scratches and raps into one all-out
frenetic live show. They are the Resin Dogs. Fresh
from recording their second gritty album “High Fidelity Dirt”
, the local hip hop funkateers have confirmed they will be bringing
their talent to Homebake this year. Their new release is crammed
to the hilt with party tunes and scratchy, infectious funk ditties.
Resin Dogs have signalled that they will be touring less often in
the coming period - which means we are even more excited to present
them live at Homebake in 2003.
There are many ways to rock, and Brisbane rock legends
Screamfeeder have mastered them all. They’ve
spent the past decade creating some of the best indie pop/rock this
side of the equator and now the trio are producing the best music
of their career so far. Their new album “Take You Apart”
(featuring the singles ‘Ice Patrol’, ‘I Don’t
Know What to Do Anymore’ & “1,2,3,4,5”) is
their most upbeat record to date and has a new focus on tight rhythms,
punchy production and rapid, volatile tracks. Screamfeeder will
rock harder, louder, faster, more at this year’s Homebake!
Anyone who has seen Pete Murray
perform already knows what the fans at Homebake are about to discover.
Songs and singers as strong and individual as this only come along
rarely, but the first thing that grips the attention is the warm,
dark-honey texture of his voice. Even as a soulful whisper it conveys
power, conviction, grace, all the cuts and bruises of a life fully
lived. When he lets rip, the emotion crackles like a storm. With
the arrival of his debut album “Feeler”, and on the
back of a sold out national tour, it’s clear Pete Murray is
that rare bird, an original who can’t be tied to any category
except to say these are timeless songs, executed with vision and
clarity, delivered with tenderness and passion and brilliantly sung.
The Butterfly Effect is an extremely
powerful and polished four-piece hard rock band that evolved in
1999 out of Brisbane. Drawing influences from various alternative
rock acts from the 80’s and 90’s The Butterfly Effect
has formulated a sound that is musically fresh, energetic and vocally
outstanding. Their repertoire includes power, passion, conviction
and takes all who listen on a journey of emotional discovery. At
Homebake this year The Butterfly Effect will surely build upon their
reputation for being one of the most exciting live acts in Australia
Sydney based Maya Jupiter is not
your average MC, born in La Paz, Mexico she has travelled the world
performing through her dancing and music. Her reputation for having
one of the best live shows in Australian hip-hop and ability to
rock a crowd has found her on stage next to international acts such
as Kut Master Kurt, Black Eyed Peas, DJ CashMoney and many more.
Maya’s natural talent has led to many accomplishments such
presenting the hip-hop/r+b programme Soul Kitchen on Foxtel’s
Channel V as well as hosting the successful SBS radio show, Alchemy
every Saturday night. Maya Jupiter is certainly one up and coming
artist in high demand so we are extremely excited to announce her
involvement in Homebake in 2003. Maya has just released her debut
album ‘Today’ featuring the hit single ‘Move’.
Slap the unusual words ‘Zephyr’ and ‘Timbre’
together and you get the name of a collective of musicians and vocalists
who have a total dedication to creating tasty, beat-laden soundscapes
filled with emotion and integrity. As well as supporting Jamiroquai
nationally in 2002, Zephyr Timbre have shared the
stage with the likes of Spearhead, Nelly Furtado, Blackalicious,
Endorphin, george and Alex Lloyd. With their fresh and inventive
sound, overwhelming record of achievements and drive towards creating
music that’s out of the ordinary we are sure that Zephyr Timbre
will make a huge impression at Homebake this year.
The Jesus & Mary Chain, Primal Scream, The Psychedelic
Furs, The Pixies, My Bloody Valentine and Underground Lovers are
bands that have both created & inspired discordant melodies
that have captured the collective ears of an international community.
For this reason, Homebake is enormously proud to present the very
haunting, the very dark and light, the cool, stylish and the chaotically
mysterious pop world of The Morning After Girls
in 2003. Hailing from Melbourne and having recently released their
debut EP “Straight Through You”, The Morning After Girls
have been stirring interest far and wide as word of their most unique
musical style seems to spread.
The release of their successful first album ‘Professional
Againster’ in 2002 and subsequent high rotation on Triple
J have earned Peabody new legions of fans. But
Peabody has built their strong reputation from being one of the
most dynamic live performers in the country over the past few years.
We are excited to announce that Peabody is bringing their high-energy
performances to Homebake this year.
From humble beginnings as a three piece playing in
small, crowded underground bars and solemn Mormon weddings to a
seven piece playing sell out shows in Australia and overseas, The
Cat Empire are emerging as a real force in Australian music.
Where hip hop meets reggae, where jazz is played with dirty hands,
where a Cuban line meets an Aussie rule, where nothing seems in
place, but sounds like many places played in one earthy chord. This
is the island where The Cat Empire was born. And the next major
forum for their increasingly acclaimed music will be on stage at
this year’s HOMEBAKE.
Hot on the heels of the release of their self-titled
debut EP, Perth outfit Little Birdy will be bringing
their highly touted live performances to HOMEBAKE. Their new four
song CD includes "Relapse", the haunting track that became
the #1 most requested song on Triple J’s Net 50. In addition
to their rapid radio success, Little Birdy has been receiving plenty
of attention from the Australian music press. Rolling Stone picked
them as one of the "Ten Artists To Watch", while Perth
street mag X-Press said "they’ve got all the right ingredients
to set the world alight". Little Birdy is a young, developing
band that simply screams potential.
We are also excited to announce the participation
of a unique artist who has been labelled as a one-man circus with
a voice like Elvis, a body like Michael Hutchence and the smile
of Dave Grohl. He is pure unadulterated electro-sexxx-power-rock-hip
hop skill in all its evocative electronic glory. His name? Spod.
His mission? To make punters at HOMEBAKE in 2003 writhe in sexual
yearning and musical ecstasy in a way they never thought possible.
With the recording of his debut album in March this year Spod has
proved that he is definitely ‘one of a kind’ and a performer
who is impossible to ignore.
We’ve all heard that catchy chorus repeating
‘James Brown’…an infectious & catchy tune
by an act more synonymous with the dance world – although
also showing their best as a full piece band. They are Offcutts
and they are one of Melbourne’s finest. On the verge
of releasing the new EP ‘Paper and Plastic’, the title
refers to their own unique musical concept whereby ‘Plastic’
represents the electronic side of the band and ‘Paper’
is Offcutts incorporating guitars, bass, drums and rock n’
roll (and is the EP from which the new single ‘Break It’
is taken.). Let it be known that PAPER gives a good indication of
what to expect when it comes to Offcutts revealing their many other
styles – with ‘paper’ being the concept we are
to see (& hear) at HOMEBAKE 2003.
Dallas Crane have built up an enviable
reputation over the past seven years as one of Melbourne's, and
Australia's, best live bands. In 2001, for example, the band won
the major prize at the Australian Live Music Awards, which qualified
them to travel to London in February 2002 to hold up the Aussie
flag at the International Live Music Conference. Dallas Crane has
attracted a strong, dedicated following over the years and they
are sure to win even more fans when they perform at HOMEBAKE in
And now from New Zealand… Auckland based hardcore
outfit Blindspott formed in 1997 before anyone
had heard of Linkin Park or of using a DJ with rock music. With
a staunch commitment to bad language and uncompromising in-your-face
lyrics Blindspott set out on an assault course to win the hearts
and minds of New Zealand with their trademark heavy rock sound.
With their singles reaching into the Top Ten (& reaching platinum
sales status) as well as having built up a loyal and devoted following
Blindspott are now taking their assault across the Tasman to blow
some minds and break some rules at HOMEBAKE this year.
What’s a young band to do when faced with the
daunting task of trying to get on a major festival. We say DIY!
And that’s exactly what this next band have done. Stemming
from the sunny New South Wales central coast area, Best
Kept Secret, have emerged as one of Australia’s premier
pop/punk outfits. Featuring ex-One Dollar Short guitarist Tim Flaherty,
the band did spend over 12 months in the rehearsal studio refining
their sound before recording their EP: “Unorganised Crime”.
Endless touring has resulted in a dedicated following and fanbase
– and deservedly so. The Best Kept Secret sound is a unique
blend of catchy hooks, driving melody, harmonious vocals and an
energy that is rarely seen. The boys’ live shows have become
notorious and have seen support slots with acts such as Grinspoon,
The Porkers and Something With Numbers. So we are thrilled to be
able to showcase their talent at HOMEBAKE in 2003.
We are also extremely pleased to announce that the
Victorian Triple J Unearthed Winners for 2003, Second Dan
have confirmed their attendance at the ninth HOMEBAKE festival.
Second Dan formed in mid-2002 having been inspired by the emerging
DIY ethos of the likes of The White Stripes, Pete Yorn and Badly
Drawn Boy. Their ‘Running Out of Feelings’ EP is a truly
stellar release; from the raw power and infectious hooks of the
title track to the yearning emotion of ‘Everything is Good’
it showcases Second Dan’s unique and developing style.
Some say they have become a bit of a Melbourne phenomenon
over the past year and there’s certainly been a huge buzz
on this band since the release of their ‘Random Love’
EP. They are Riff Random and we can say that their
riffs are definitely not random. With the track ‘Gimme Time’
receiving a ton of airplay, Riff Random are part of the wave of
new young rock & rollers making an impact across Australia –
although these guys know how to add a touch of punk to their style.
We sure they will be tearing it up at HOMEBAKE 2003.
AND THE DJ's!
may not be a typical dance festival but we certainly do our best
to put on Australia’s finest dance/electronic/beats/hip hop
etc acts. HOMEBAKE 2003 isn’t short of a famous name in this
category (PNAU, Resin Dogs, Katalyst, Downsyde etc) and to compliment
these styles we are happy to once again include our small array
So, amongst these fine electronic based acts, we are proud to present
none other than the very famous BEXTA, the very
hip BEN KORBEL, and the very cool ALEX
TAYLOR – all spinning their discs in between the
live beats. Our star DJ’s will feature late on in the day
in the Big Top doing their thing alongside the big names.