Presented by UNFD, Maniacs and ARIA Week, The New Noise 2016 will feature as part of ARIA Week, which returns to Sydney from November 18 in its dynamic and diverse fifth year with the biggest lineup yet. ARIA Week presents a program of gigs, showcases, conferences and events taking place in and around Sydney in celebration of Australian music in the lead-up to the 2016 ARIA Awards.
The New Noise 2016 is a FREE all ages event held at The Lair (Metro Theatre) in Sydney. The room has a limited capacity and people will gain entry via reserving their tickets from metrotheatre.com.au. A maximum of three tickets per person can be reserved.
Emerging from the depths of Melbourne, Ocean Grove, peddling their erratic live show up and down the highways of Australia while striving to develop a distinguishable sound like no other, a feat they fully realised with “Lights On Kind Of Lover”. Their first single under the UNFD banner has notched up over 520k streams on Spotify and continues to climb. Over the past 12 months, Ocean Grove have impressed every audience they’ve been thrust in front of, with their head turning performances on UNIFY 2016 and the mammoth Equinox tour announcing Ocean Grove’s arrival on a national scale. Recently wrapping up a sold out headline tour of Australia, Ocean Grove will be in fine form for The New Noise 2016.
Sydney’s Our Past days have been doing the hard yards in 2016 and turned heads with their debut album, Keep Safe. In-between touring with The Wonder Years, hugging Koalas, and eating enough Maxibons to kill a lactose intolerant army, Our Past Days have honed their sound into an honest mix of emotive pop punk, and rock inspired post-hardcore placing their sound amongst contemporaries likeThrice, Brand New and Knuckle Puck.
Harbours are an alternative rock band from Melbourne, winning over audiences wherever they set up their instruments. With origins in the hardcore/punk scene, Harbours’ debut EP, Nothing Stays The Same,sees them embracing a darker emotive direction drawn from grunge, emo and post-rock influences. In their short time, Harbours have spent an incredible amount of time on stage with acts such as Neck Deep, The Story So Far, Mayday Parade and With Confidence as well as their Unify 2016 debut. Prepare for huge singalongs.
Diamond Construct are a progressive metal band hailing from Taree, a town located in the heart of picturesque Manning Valley in NSW, the spirit of which is the main ingredient in their sonic architecture. Formed in 2014, Diamond Construct weave a dark web of blood boiling aggression with complex fragments in what Killyourstereo calls “a precise, surgical strike to the senses”. In August, Diamond Construct dropped their sophomore EP, Event Horizon, which landed at #1 on the iTunes Metal chart, ensuring they are no longer Taree’s best kept secret.
Arteries out of Sydney are all about the kind of erratic riffs, brutal grooves and the sort of tech metal that would make their influences The Dillinger Escape Plan, Periphery and Architects proud. Dropping their first self-titled EP in 2003, Arteries have built a solid reputation for their live assault. With their debut album patiently waiting to be unleashed on the world and a tour with Raised Fist on the books, Arteries will be one to keep an eye out for.
Hardcore/electro hybrid Ghosts on Broadway first appeared on the Sydney live circuit in 2010, making a name for themselves via their debut EP When Hearts Collide. After gigging around with the likes ofTonight Alive, Ghosts on Broadway disappeared in 2014. In August this year, the band emerged from the wings ready to pick up where they left off.
The New Noise 2016
Free All Ages Event
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