Local Bands Are Set To Shine At This Years GLOW!

Illuminate your senses at GLOW, the Gold Coast’s unique live music, digital art, light, water and laser experience. This free event is being held on Saturday 8th July from 5pm to 10pm at Gold Coast Cultural Precinct, Surfers Paradise.

The music line-up includes some of the best up and coming acts to come out of the Gold Coast, with local bands Fairchild, Eliza & The Delusionals, Calan Mai, Katie Who and Wayward Suns set to light up the main stage from 5pm.

In early 2015, Gold Coast six-piece Fairchild, did something crazy and moved halfway across the world to Manchester, UK – a city in which they had no following, no homes and no source of income, in order to shake up their senses and focus on touring and performing.

During their stay in the motherland, the band embarked on a nation-wide tour with MOTHXR, supported The Human League on their ‘A Very British Synthesizer’ arena shows and opened for US indie rockers Mutemath on the European leg of their ‘Vitals’ tour.

Now the boys are back on the Gold Coast, gearing up for their debut album launch in early August. Their performance at GLOW will be their first live show back on Australian shores since they made their big move.

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Acclaimed 4-piece indie rock band Eliza & The Delusionals are one of the most exciting groups currently breaking out of the Australian music scene. Led by colourful front woman Eliza Klatt, they have been making waves since their inception in early 2015, with a sound that has been likened to that of Catfish & The Bottlemen and Alex Lahey.

2016 saw Eliza & The Delusionals release their debut single, ‘The Ground’ which was met with acclaim from fans and critics alike. Embarking on two Australian tours throughout the year, they capped off 2016 with the release of a new single ‘Salt’, which Triple J’s Dom Alessio described as, “a fuzzy stab of power pop that’s sure to brighten your day.”

Early 2017 saw Eliza & The Delusionals support Ali Barter, Polish Club and UK rock outfit Moose Blood, before heading off on an Australian tour supporting Killing Heidi. They were featured in March as a Triple J Unearthed Feature artist, and shortly afterwards they embarked on their first international tour to Canadian Music Week. With ‘Salt’ landing a nomination for ‘Song Of The Year’ at the 2017 Gold Coast Music Awards, the Eliza & The Delusionals momentum only seems to be growing.

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Calan Mai is the moniker of Gold Coast singer-songwriter, Jordan Lawrence. After recording his debut EP, Days on the Rock Face, and releasing his first single ‘We’ve Got Love’, Calan Mai moved to Manchester, UK to focus on writing and performance without the distractions of home.

During his stay in UK’s rainiest city, he recorded a slew of new material and supported Band of Horses, Frances, Augustana, Luke Sital-Singh, Louis Berry and Will Johnson (Monster of Folk), as well as showcasing at Dot to Dot Festival and CMJ Music Marathon in New York.

Calan Mai’s tracks have enjoyed plays on BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 6, Triple J, Amazing Radio, as well as multiple US college radio stations. His debut single ‘We’ve Got Love’ debuted at #10 on the KKBB Singles Chart in the US and has clocked over 125,000 plays on Soundcloud. This will be Jordan’s first Australian show since moving back from the UK.

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Hailing from the Gold Coast are atmospheric indie pop act Katie Who. Delivering tantalising hooks, uplifting beats and soaring vocal melodies that are impossible to forget. “The Wolves” is the new single dropping early 2017. Co-written with Winston Chariott and recorded by Aria award winning producer Govinda Doyle (Big Jet Plane). This latest release will be followed by an EP in the coming months. Don’t miss their killer live set at GLOW.

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Conscious Aussie hip-hop, surf-rock roots fusion band The Wayward Suns will kick off the main stage and get the crowd up and jumping. Igniting in 2016 The Wayward Suns beamed into existence with the collaborative expressions of blues & roots singer-songwriter Brad Kennedy, combined with the melodic gifts of lead guitarist Jesse Lopez and the rhyming lyricism & hip hop production of Kano. Now with the addition of soulful bass frequencies and jazz-funk drum patterns the 5 piece band has an even bigger sound!

Main Stage Times:
5.00-5.45pm The Wayward Suns
6.00-6.45pm Katie Who
7.00-7.45pm Calan Mai
8.00-8.45pm Eliza & The Delusionals
9.00-9.45pm Fairchild

Other attractions at GLOW include a spectacular laser show on the lake, interactive gaming, virtual reality activation’s, glow in the dark yoga and tai chi, digital murals, light installations and the Funmaker Silent Disco Bus. There will also be entertainment from roving street performers, dancers, a free movie screening, a mechanoid robot show and much, much more.

Catch the free water shuttle from Cavill Avenue pontoon (Helm Bar) to Evandale or utilise the free car parking available at The Gold Coast Arts Centre.

To learn more about the event, read the GLOW frequently asked questions or download the full event program.

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Press Release supplied by GT Music Promotions

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