Each Thursday in October, Little Faiths will present some of our favourite bands, especially curated for the Evelyn. Octo Thursdays will bring you the western swing of Shaky Stills, Annual Leaf’s smorgasbord of melodic riffs, the cult power pop of John Dowler’s Vanity Project and the mystifying alt/pop soundscapes of Burning Grace - and much much more.
Octo Week two, Thursday Oct 12th 8pm
Headlining are Annual Leaf…a local indie rock band gestated in Christchurch NZ by way of Seoul, London, Auckland and the Mornington Peninsula. Oft compared to legendary down under bands The Bats and The Go-Betweens, Annual Leaf are a Trans-Tasman smorgasboard of riffs and melodies.
In the middle are Self Help, conceived in 2013, after a sweaty coupling of serendipity and delusion, Self Help grew from the fecund ashes of three men bidding their thirties farewell. A heady bouillabaisse of post-punk, laugh-on-the-inside comedy and wear-it-on-the-outside dress-ups, Self Help are the party band that you didn’t know you needed. Self Help are a three-piece featuring Jason Maling on bass, Rhian Hinkley on guitar and Christopher Brown on beats and vocals.
Opening the night are your hosts, Little Faiths, the song writing pairing of Douglas Galbraith and Jon Baxter, fellow music obsessives whose creative output spiralled when they put their heads together. Over the last two years they have compiled a sonic scrapbook crammed full of reveries, schemes, and shadowy recordings that are now slinking out into the light of day.
At the Evelyn, Little Faiths will be in full band mode.