Serving up sonic treats for hungry ears since the turn of the century. Unsigned and independent, our songs have appeared on radio, podcasts and TV shows, here and overseas, and fans on three continents have made music videos for us (cos our fans are totally awesome). Latest feature from Soundcloud is Oregon from our second album The 38th Parallel, featuring some tasty slide guitar and beautiful backing vocals from our friend De.More music here →
And for the ninth year running we've gotten our act together enough to get our Christmas present under the tree just in time. I know, right? This year we've returned to the more unusual side of the Kinematic coin, with a song written back in 1996 by Gordo, Kristian and Stove of Melbourne punk/funk trio Snorkel. The Kinematic version is remarkably different to the original, which didn't feature saxophone, banjo or ukulele. Lyrically it could be about standing up to bullies, learning to surf or overcoming stage-fright, we can't really tell. Whatever it's about, it's definitely quirky, so the perfect gift from us to you ... enjoy!
Merry ho ho, it's almost time for our annual Christmas show! This year we're heading to a mate's place in Brunswick, the recently opened Red Betty Bar, for our cool yule and it's one for the whole family. Our old pals Shiney will be playing, then we'll be doing an acoustic set - the perfect opportunity to hear some tunes we rarely play live. Entry is $10 for adults and kids are free, so join us from 3-6pm for an afternoon of acoustic tunes and the traditional pre-Christmas catchup! Pop it in your diary, iCal or sundial ... Sunday 10th December.
Finally, some news for all our Pozible pledgers and everyone waiting for our live concert film! The footage looks fantastic and the mixes of the live tracks, while they aren't finished, are sounding awesome. Our plan is to release the film and honour our pledges a year to the day from the show, that is, 4th March 2018. Of course, Kinematic plans do tend to go awry on occasion, but we do have a plan, and we're doing our best to stick to it. Look out for a teaser or two in the coming months!
Wow, it's been 10 years since the release of our sophomore album! The 38th Parallel was named for the southern line of latitude that runs through our home town of Melbourne, and was recorded a year before Time & Place was released. With the help of Red Clementine, some great local film-makers we also released the first video we didn't make ourselves, Carnivàle. You can watch the video below or on YouTube, and if you haven't heard the album for a while, visit our 38th Parallel page and follow the links!