Friday 28 June: The Kiwi Invasion – State of Mind + Trei + Dose

This party receives the nod from Haarp Media as one of the best events in Melbourne this week because it’s the party that will provide the best place for punters to let loose and dance up a storm. The last Kiwi Invasion party proved to be a ripper.

However, in my personal opinion, it kind of sucks that we have to rely on other countries outside of Australia to promote a kick-ass party, especially when we live in a city as strong in music as Melbourne. What an event like this says to me as so far as promotion is concerned is that Australia is lacking in confidence as a solid scene, and this is something that all Australians should consider in their show of support for external entities.

Most money payed to these international artists is taken outside of our country, which means less resources for our own artists to receive. It says “invasion” on the promotion, perhaps Australians should be judging as to whether or not this international invasion is quite literally that. If we supported our own artists, we would strengthen our own economy and overall music industry. It’s lovely to think we can have a global sharing of resources, but not when most of the resources disappear from our country. No disrespect intended to Twisted Audio, they always do deliver awesome parties, but I would be more impressed by crews successfully promoting all-Australian parties.

However, this will be an awesome party with NZ duo State of Mind set to rock shop with self-released music from their label Som Records, on which they also release music from artists like Dose and Trei, who are also set to play at this Kiwi Invasion. Other supporting acts include Buck Rogers, Soulflex, Monkee, Lickweed, Deall, SK, MC Harzee and more.

Final release tickets are available through Eventbrite and Moshtix, and are selling quick for $30 each.

Friday 28 June 2013. Starts 10pm. Brown Alley, 585 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. $30.

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