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Swamp Fat Jangles

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$15/10, tickets above.

Swamp Fat Jangles is coming to Canberra for the first time to celebrate the release of their murder ballad, Spaghetti Renaissance.

"Live they can whoop a storm of guitar, banjo and percussion, swinging from country to folk, heavy soul and New Orleans jazz leanings." - Post To Wire

Haunting folk harmonies set against a Tarantino-esque backdrop, Spaghetti Renaissance is the first song from Swamp Fat Jangles' forthcoming EP, recorded in December with super producer Sarah Belkner.

Their emanates from a secret swamp near Sydney's South West where the mosquitos buzz, the screen door yawns and verses are sung out on the porch.

With three songwriters, Swamp Fat's songs are sometimes raucous, sometimes reflective or eerie, their folk/blues sound exploring the themes of gothic imagery in Australian landscapes, folklore, the highs and lows of modern society, and chickens.

Influences range from the dark country of Timber Timbre and Barbara Dane, to the sprawling and intricate arrangements of Grizzly Bear and Radiohead and the good old blues of Muddy Waters.

Members Jessica Fitzpatrick, Ness Cassey, Jack Isackson & Hollie Matthew hail from the four points of Durban, Windsor, Sydney and the Southern Highlands respectively. Over the years, the band has played regularly around Sydney's inners west and toured around the Northern Rivers and regional areas of the East Coast. You might have seen them perform at Vivid Sydney, Newtown Festival, Nimbin Roots Festival or Peats Ridge.