The Melbourne Divide

by Popboomerang



Popboomerang Records is very proud to present 'The Melbourne Divide', a label showcase for this year's Leaps and Bounds Music Festival, on Saturday July 9 at the Yarra Hotel Abbotsford.

The event, curated by Popboomerang's Scott Thurling, will feature eight of the label's musical acts over a huge day/night event. The big scoop for the event is the reformation of 90s guitar pop bands Oscarlima and Jericho.

The free and family friendly afternoon session will feature a HUGE outdoor merch desk and Tim Reid, The Wellingtons Duo and Adrian Whitehead Band gracing the stage.

The evening session ($10 entry) sees NSW pair Michael Carpenter and Bryan Estepa play their first Melbourne shows in many years launching their new records, Melbourne jangle specialists Central Rain plus Oscarlima and Jericho.

To celebrate the event, this limited edition label sampler has been commissioned and features a track each from the artist playing live at the event.. The sampler is of note as it includes an unreleased early recording from Jericho and brand new recordings from Tim Reid (a Michael Penn cover) and The Wellingtons. 50 copies of the sampler are available for mailorder, 50 will be sent to the media, and the remaining will go to the first 50 payers at the evening session on June 9. All profits from this sampler will be distributed to the bands.

The theme for the show was inspired by the song of the same name by longtime label artist Danny McDonald. McDonald said the song, released by Popboomerang last year as part of its 100th release celebrations, was written about the City of Yarra area and in particular, the Yarra River. "Melbourne's north and south is divided by the river, which tends to create a sense of physical and cultural separation. It is equally divisive and unifying and it is fundamental to defining our sense of place, culture and identity."

The Melbourne Divide starts at 2pm on Saturday July 9 at the Yarra Hotel, 295 Johnston Street Abbotsford.


released June 14, 2016


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Popboomerang Australia

Australian music label founded by Scott Thurling and releasing its first CD in 2002 with over 80 recordings to date.

Specialising in melodic pop, jangle, folk and rock and predominantly working with Australian bands with the aim to building their careers locally & internationally.

Artists include Skipping Girl Vinegar, Georgia Fields, The Aerial Maps, Celadore, Bon Scotts, Tamas Wells & Tim Reid
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