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BIG ROOTS AT THE TRIFFID: W/ WE ALL WANT TO, LUKE MORRIS, ASHA JEFFERIES, AND DJ PAUL WATSON (Dubmarine)

October 4, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 11:55 pm

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*Our Beer Garden is open for food and drinks from 12noon*

Big Roots At The Triffid

A Sunday session like no other, Triffid Roots is getting super-sized to BIG ROOTS on Sunday 4 October. The fun and frivolities kick off at 3pm and groove through till midnight. And with Monday the 5th being a public holiday, you have no reason to miss this great event at The Triffid featuring some of South East Queensland’s finest musicians, including WE ALL WANT TO, Luke Morris, Asha Jefferies and DJ Paul Watson (Dubmarine).

WE ALL WANT TO

There’s something strangely familiar about the new album, The Haze, from Brisbane wunderkinds WE ALL WANT TO. It’s there in the lines of the opening track, the golden memory of a summer of innocence, of teenage love, burning sand, cloudless skies. It’s a half-imagined recollection of other days, viewed through the skewed prism of time and perhaps a late-afternoon buzz. Evocative, compelling and urgent, it’s the sound of a band hitting new heights as songwriters and performers. There’s more focus on guitars, and a new directness to what they’re saying.

So by now you know the story—a collective of sorts, more than the sum of its parts—not quite a super- group, but definitely one worth knowing about. Their previous two albums were widely praised, both in Australia and in the US (where they made quite a splash on college radio). Their 2012 album, Come Up Invisible, made the AMP long list, was a finalist for Queensland Album of the Year, and shifted a serious number of albums for an indie release. This is whip-smart rock music, made for all kinds of audiences in all kinds of places.

After the success of Come Up Invisible, WE ALL WANT TO gigged heavily all over Australia, as well as presenting some wildly-successful theatre shows in their hometown of Brisbane. A burst of songwriting in early 2014 prepared the way for the recording of The Haze which was again done at The Shed in Brisbane, then mixed with Wayne Connolly in Sydney. The band’s third album is 39 minutes of concise, literate and intelligent songs, full of meaning and deliberate imagery. Take Skye’s fragile and glorious Remove The Arrow, or the empathy of Wish You Didn’t Go Straight, which beautifully captures the pain of moving away from the life you once had. Sure, there’s heartbreak here, but it’s balanced with a wry smile—time has healed these wounds, and this is the sound of a band comfortable with their choices and confident enough to share it all with you. There’s a real power to this record, and it pulls off the neat trick of being both clearly innovative and deeply familiar, much like their intimate yet explosive live shows.

The Haze was released in May to universal acclaim with amazing reviews and extensive airplay on Double J and community radio around the country. The national album tour saw the band hailed as being in career-best form, and the album continues to pick up fans and airplay.

Website: WE ALL WANT TO
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Luke Morris

In early 2012, Luke Morris decided to quit his job, buy a car and become a full-time musician, playing his way up the coast until he found himself in Byron Bay. Recently, Luke has been working alongside engineer/producer Jordan Power who has worked with artists such as Xavier Rudd, Angus Stone and MT Warning. He’s also enlisted the help of friends: Grant Gerathy from John Butler trio on drums and OJ Newcomb from Band Of Frequency on bass.

Luke spent a good part of 2013 recording in studios, bedrooms, car parks and beach shacks around Byron, resulting in his debut album, Sugarcane Road. The album delivers raw and compelling lyrics with catchy folk hooks. The indie/folk album features a collection of 9 songs with a reoccurring theme of loss, love and experience, with each track delivered as an innocent short story. 

Facebook: Luke Morris

Asha Jefferies

Asha Jefferies melts hearts wherever she goes, singing her songs as only someone so young can. Brisbane born and based, the singer-songwriter writes way beyond her 16 years with songs characterised by distinctively silky vocals and beautiful lyrical melodies expressing experiences of the heart and human observation.

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October 4, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 11:55 pm

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*Our Beer Garden is open for food and drinks from 12noon*