The Goon Sax + Jonnine – 2021 RISING Festival

The Goon Sax + Jonnine – 2021 RISING Festival

This event is part of the 2021 RISING Festival.

RISING is a surge of art, music, performance and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne… In other words, it’s a new festival in Victoria’s cultural calendar. RISING will begin on the evening of the total lunar eclipse 26 May and run until 6 June 2021.

A night sitting on pop’s outer reaches with The Goon Sax and Jonnine. The Goon Sax wield three-minute weapons, that’ll shred your heart to ribbons. They’ve taken a big sonic leap since their guitar, bass and drums debut: new edges and angles have formed with the addition of anxious woodblocks and synths. Now, seminal US indie label Matador’s releasing their new record—We’re Not Talking—internationally (on Chapter Music locally) and they’ll preview the first tracks at Max Watts.

Meanwhile, Jonnine has spent years mastering twilight synths and shadowy club corners in her band HTRK. At the end of last year she dropped her masterful solo record Blue Hills. If The Shining’s Overlook Hotel opened up at Lake Eildon, it would look like this: a labyrinth of texture and sharpening blades in which sleep and wakefulness overlap. Get spooked on arrival.