Writing by Rose Sejean
Melbourne’s first ever Dark Femme Night is set to invade the newly renovated Tote this month, and the line-up has us screeching with excitement. KHM have compiled for you a wicked menu of gloom and doom acts; terrestrial punk rockers Dead Planet 1964, new kids on the block MS.45, the ethereal Howlite, and ‘The First Lady of Dark Pop’ (as lauded by Tongue TV) Katherine Hymer. These hand-picked musos will unite in a bubbling cauldron of gothic corsets and wailing guitars in the name of all things alternative.
With females at the helm of the witchy gathering, Hymer says her intention to “celebrate leading female artists in the thick of Melbourne’s alternative scene” was the driving force of the concept. Since this city boasts some of the most diverse and buzzing alternative, DIY, and experimental scenes worldwide, there is much to be celebrated indeed.
What can you expect from the music? Well, if Dead Planet 1964’s new EP, ‘Holy Monsters’ is anything to go by, I’d say you’re in for some killer bangers, my friends.
Unlike your average gig, Dark Femme Night has a slightly unconventional structure in the sense that there is no official headliner or supports. The four bands will be sharing the love in an equal bill, “In Melbourne we’re spoiled with so many great gigs, artists and venues I wanted Dark Femme to stand out as more of a performance and really bring out its theatricality”, explains Hymer.
Dark Femme Night 2017 will hopefully be the first of many. The show hits the upstairs room at The Tote on Thursday February 23rd. So venture out from behind your screens and join in the moonlight shenanigans of the weird and wonderful…
Dark Femme Night 2017
Thursday February 23 | Doors: 7:30pm | Cost: $5
Artwork by Kate Raq
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