The Bowery Ballroom
Gold Fields, A Silent Film, American Authors

Gold Fields

A Silent Film

American Authors

Wed, February 6, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

This event is 18 and over

Gold Fields
Gold Fields
Like the historical strike-it-rich locations that give them their name, so too have Australian outfit Gold Fields quickly proven themselves to be an exciting prospect of musical wealth. Their frantic dance-pop and anthemic jams have fast made their homeland sit up and take notice, and that "eureka moment" is beginning to reverberate around the rest of the world too.

It's been a hectic 12 months since the quintet burst out of their hometown of Ballarat (one of Australia's original gold-mining communities) at the tail-end of 2010. The band's first-ever demo's were instantly added to high rotation by national youth radio station triple j, when they were plucked off its new-bands initiative site Unearthed.

Gold Fields' accompanying live shows quickly gained them a word-of-mouth reputation for being a high-energy combo of pounding drums, rhythmic basslines and flailing dance moves. Crowds were left exhausted, and reviewers frothing words like "outstanding".

Within only a couple of months of forming the band raced off to the UK to do showcase gigs that included shows with The Naked & Famous and SBTRKT, and secured themselves a release on tastemaker London label Young & Lost Club.

Gold Fields arrived back home in Australia to be hand-picked by triple j to play the prestigious Falls Festival over New Years. Since then they've shared stages with international artists like Crystal Castles and Datarock, and embarked on extensive tours with home-grown heroes The Holidays, Miami Horror and Pnau.

In July 2011, Gold Fields signed an international deal with Astralwerks which places them squarely in the position of following the breakout success-story of the previous Australian band to do so, Empire Of The Sun. With contract freshly inked, Gold Fields de-camped to Los Angeles to begin work on their debut album with renowned producer Mickey Petralia (Ladytron, Beck) at the legendary Ocean Way Studios.

While the finishing touches are put to the record, Gold Fields are currently back home and sending Australian audiences into a dance frenzy during its summer festival season. As they gear up to release their album and take on the rest of the world in 2012, be assured of one thing - the future is gold.
A Silent Film
A Silent Film
UK band A Silent Film are taking time out from working on their new album to return to the US in November for a whistle-stop tour. Singer Robert Stevenson sums up the different influences on a band who have been in a self-imposed exile in the States since 2010. "The City That Sleeps was an album defined by where we grew up; Sand & Snow was inspired by our new experiences in America. The third record is coming from a different place, there seems to be more of a balance now". A balance achieved by the perspective that over 150 shows in the US in 2012/13, two more successful alternative radio singles in Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well and Harbour Lights, and an acclaimed national TV debut on Last Call with Carson Daly might give you.

The raw energy of their live show is perhaps unexpected. A Silent Film have always been a band whose attention to detail in the music is highlighted particularly on their 2012 sophomore album Sand & Snow which they self-produced, mixing duties falling to the established alt-rock team of Alan Moulder and Catherine Marks (The Killers, Foals). Once 'released' from the studio however, the band has made a name for itself in delivering an impassioned show of the highest order. Stevenson's mantra is "to make a connection with every single person in the room", and this he achieves while delivering a virtuoso performance that cannot be missed. The line-up is completed by bass player Ali Hussain and drummer Spencer Walker, who suggests that the November tour should not be missed. "Its going to be the first time that we play a lot of new songs, which is exciting for us and hopefully for our fans too. We will be pushing the envelope on the live show as well. This band is all about everyone there having fun, having a good time. We like to change things up - expect bigger and better!"

Since the release of their debut single - KROQ and Sirius XM AltNation favourite You Will Leave a Mark - and their maiden voyage to the US in 2010, A Silent Film have been growing a large and dedicated fan-base across the States. Be sure to see them in November to find out why.
American Authors
We express our experiences as a shared unit , through music and an agreement of sound. No one always gets along, but with lows come highs and fighting always has an end. we accept struggle and are passionate about the lives we lead. We create the music that comes naturally to us and we're not afraid of change. We have all made changes for better and for worse but whats done is done and we are thrilled with the present. We all have a story to tell and whether it's audible, visual, silence or motion, we cant hide the fact that we are constantly creating new moments to share. We are American Authors from Brooklyn, New york.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/