Hello friends of Micronations!
I hope you’re all having a wonderful 2011 wind-down period… thought I’d get in touch to wrap up the Micronations 2011 adventure (with some insights and highlights) to thank you for all of your support and adventures.
Tours and events: As in previous years, Micronations presented national tours and Brisbane and Melbourne events for an incredibly wide array of music. Highlights this year included an epic and hugely successful debut Australian tour of mind-blowing Californian folk musician Frank Fairfield (see the tour page for press, pics, audio and video from the tour!), the return of Micronations’ party nights ‘The Decline Of Modern Civilisation’ (with sets from Captain Ahab (USA), Molliger (reunion show), Keith! Party, The Fancy Boys, STAG, DJ Lame and HEAPS more), and the inaugural ‘Real Talk’ closer listening series in Brisbane and Melbourne (sets from Anonymeye, Time Shield, Ben Byrne, Brain Drain, Scraps and other fine guests).
Other great one-offs included a Brisbane style 30th birthday party for the iconic Flying Nun label, Neon Mountain – a collaboration with Brisbane Festival’s Under The Radar with sets from Qua, Fabio Umberto and Dot.AY), and an Anonymeye album launch in Melbourne in October. Special thanks to Brisbane Festival, dualpLOVER, Avantwhatever and Flying Nun/A Low Hum for co-presenting shows/bringing out some touring artists, to the live acts/DJs for playing, to venues/bookers/etc, to radio/online/print media, and to those who came along to the shows!
Mix series: The Micronations mix series is just the ticket for end of year and holiday listening – with around ten mixes on the site, ranging from chipsounds to solo guitar to post-punk to dancecore to exploratory sounds to psychedelia to neo-goth to chilled beats – something for everyone. Mixes from Anonymeye, Yair Yona, Talkshow Boy, Raven (FourPlay, FBi FM), Francis Plagne, Dot.AY, DJ Lame and more! There’ll be more mixes in the new year, so stay tuned to www.micronationstours.com
DJ: DJ Micronations sets at the Hangar, Frankly! @ Brisbane Powerhouse and Out the Back @ Metro Arts, and B.A.S.S sets at The Decline Of Modern Civilisation and Super Pocket Music. Always keen to DJ – hit up www.micronationstours.com for bookings!
Anyway, that’s plenty for now. Again, thanks for such a wonderful 2011 from Micronations! Stay tuned for some exciting national happenings in 2012, and to Brisbane folk, some special Brisbane only treats.
Andrew Tuttle / Micronations
www.micronationstours.com – tour info, blog, mix series