SESSION: Friday 17th May at 7:30pm

Presented by Cinemaniacs

Bluebottle Kiss: Never Leave Town – Live in Sydney

(2024, dir. Ben deHoedt, w/ Richard Coneliano, Ben Grounds, Ben Fletcher, Jamie Hutchings)

Bluebottle Kiss: Never Leave Town – Live in Sydney will finish at approximately 9:04pm.

Bluebottle Kiss were formed in Sydney in 1993, a turbulent time in the Australian independent music scene. They sound only like themselves: A strikingly volatile unit bringing forth sweetness and ferocity, conjuring tales of personal vulnerability and a kind of warped Australiana. Although every iteration of BBK was greater than the sum of its parts, the Hutchings-Fletcher-Coneliano-Grounds era was uniquely captivating for audiences, bringing the magnificent ‘Patient’ LP to new life on stage and recording the classic album ‘Revenge is Slow’ (2002). In 2022, this line-up of Bluebottle Kiss announced a run of 5 reunion shows across Australia. These were astonishing performances, transcending the entire concept of reformation. Film maker Ben deHoedt shot the band’s hometown gig in Sydney, resulting in the film (and accompanying live album) Bluebottle Kiss: Never Leave Town – Live in Sydney. Made on the fly with minimal equipment, this unadorned yet cinematic live document captures the rich hues, rough edges, sensitivity, menace and vitality of Bluebottle Kiss as they perform some of their most accomplished material to a packed house over a 90 minute set. (IMDB)

FILM INFO Not reviewed.