ALEX CAMERON (Dead Oceans, AUS) + JACK LADDER (AUS) + WATERLELYCK (NL)
Alex Cameron and his business partner, saxophonist Roy Molloy, bring their strange “Phone-Noire” pop (as heard on Cameron’s LP, ‘Jump The Shark’) to WORM. They come, primarily, to entertain. Yet there is indisputably something jarring about his muse. But then Cameron’s restless personality is key to his music, and a lot hinges on how he presents his “tales of failure and self destruction.”
Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders
Jack Ladder has probably the most fabulous hair and bottom (yes, bottom) in Australia. The band’s music is less brazen; more down tempo pop/country, heavily infused with synths. Jack, however redeems himself with a striking, rich voice, that ‘draws the listener into (his) narratives.’
Lyckle de Jong, aka Waterlelyck, makes beautiful keyboard-based pop music. His world is influenced by many things not least by his time in Japan where he fell under the spell of the ” sound of Godzilla’s roar”. This gig will see de Jong joined by Purple Noise Records stalwart (and Homesick/Yuko Yuko dude superme) Jaap van der Velde.