Australian rock royalty unite
  • Friday 01 November 2013

One of Australia’s most innovative and powerful surf rock bands, The Break, perform their new album Space Farm live at Sunshine Coast Council’s premier venue, The J in Noosa on Saturday 9 November 2013.

One of Australia's top bands, Midnight Oil may have disbanded as a group, but three of the original members have now joined up with US bass player Brian Ritchie from Violent Femmes to form - The Break.

Many of the elements of The Break’s first recording Church of the Open Sky remain. The raw energy of live studio takes driven by the rhythm section of drummer Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil) and bassist Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes); the strong guitar/theremin/keyboard melodies of the Oil's Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey’s guitar. Jack Howard (Hunters & Collectors) completes the Space Farm line-up, playing soaring surf/mariachi trumpet.

Space Farm sees the band discovering new musical frontiers and exploring new sonic galaxies. The rips and swells and chants of the first album are still there, but the band has added turf to the surf and beef to the reef, and picked up a few singing hitchhikers along the way. Space Farm was recorded and produced by Jim Moginie at Oceanic Studio, Sydney and mixed by Tim Whitten.

Brian Ritchie said Space Farm is Australian rock royalty unite in the quest for the perfect twang.

“The Break features members of Oils, Femmes, Hunters, but streamline the sound for maximum surf/psychedelia impact,” he said.

“Symphonic in scope, primeval in impact, The Break can make you cry at the same time they pound your head and bend your mind. Catch the space wave.”

Cost to attend is just $25 per person (excludes a booking fee) and can be made by calling 5455 4455 or online.