20 Years of Repressed Records
Twenty years on from first opening our doors in Penrith (and then moving into Newtown), we at Repressed Records are celebrating two decades of championing local, independent, and DIY music on physical music formats with two nights of live sets. Anniversaries usually bring with them a certain level of sepia-toned navel gazing, but these lineups show the kind of contemporary eyes-up musicianship that we love around these parts!
A yin-and-yang setup of sorts: one night that covers the zoned out, lighter side and another that embraces the darker, heavier edges of the musical spectrum. But as a whole, both displaying some of the acts that we’ve found the most exciting and engaging over the last couple of years (and well into the future too we reckon!).
Night one at the Red Rattler on 22nd October sees long standing shop favourites The Native Cats make the trip up from Hobart to deliver a set of minimal yet intricately written post-punk. Joining them will be Newcastle’s Troth with their ethereal haze of song, the late nite RnB of local Sydney group Honey 2 Honey, and the drifting ambience of Thirroul’s Blue Divers.
The second night at Crowbar on 11th November sees us let our hair down and blow out our eardrums for a night on the heavier side. Australian death metal behemoths Faceless Burial will venture up the perilous Hume Highway to play material off their latest face-melter, At The Foothills of Deliration. Rounding out the bill, the nihilistic unhinged frenzy of Xilch, the runny-nosed putrid punk of Histamine, and a set from the relatively new hardcore group Demolition.