NEW MUSIC: The Wednesday Night – The Perfect Scene


Sydney group The Wednesday Night follow up their 2018 LP Music Club Volume Two with their new single ‘The Perfect Scene’.

Over tumbling drums and bass that wanders with curiosity and a free spirit, Laura Murdoch relays the scenario of a perfect scene (of two tales) through a hazy lens of psych-pop melancholy. Like Mazzy Star filtered through a tougher 60s aesthetic, the guitar of Rob Young hangs in the air, all shimmering, ringing chords and atmospheric melodies, particularly the chiming, six-string sparkle of the chorus.

Murdoch and Young, the core of The Wednesday Night, say of the new single…

“The Perfect Scene paints two dark film noir tales. The stories hang in limbo with no resolve, encircled in reverse looped guitars so you’re not sure if it’s the beginning, the end or even if the tales intertwine. Either way, you get the eerie feeling we’re all in it together.”

‘The Perfect Scene’ is out now via Half A Cow Records

NEWS: Half A Cow film fundraiser in Sydney

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If It’s Catchy, It Means You Stole It is the title of a feature documentary on Sydney musician/independent record label boss Nic Dalton that is currently being put together by Jarrad Kennedy (director/producer) and Robert McCafferty (producer) for a 2013 release.

Nic Dalton has played in over 65 bands, most notably The Lemonheads in the early 1990’s. Dalton also co-founded independent record label Half A Cow with Miles Ferguson in 1990, which has gone on to release over 150 titles in it’s 22 year history. Interviews with key figures in the Dalton/Half A Cow story will be interwoven with animation, rare unseen footage and performances.

To raise funds for the film a gig is happening in Sydney at The Lansdowne Hotel on Friday 21st December featuring the original lineup of Swirl, Whopping Big Naughty, Tom Morgan (solo) Peter Fenton with Jason Walker and David Lane as well as Smudge’s Adam Yee spinning tunes.

If you are in Melbourne you’ll also be able to get along to a fundraiser gig at The Tote on January 25th featuring Swirl, Khancoban and many others to be announced.

You can keep up with news about the project by following their Facebook Page.