gigs coming your way
Official clip for 'Listen Up' Video created by Liz Dunn and Zoe Scoglio.
Official clip for 'Poison' Video created by Sarah-Jane Woulahan
We are going to be releasing our debut album in 2016. Yay!
There is a certain type of delight in the voice of Ramona from Dark Fair as she speaks to me over the phone from the tranquil Treasury Gardens in Melbourne. She's friendly, and totally easy to speak to. 'Listen Up' sounds certainly all bouncy too, but something a little more gritty lies in the lyrics. Ramona explains all this to Philippe Perez.
Track Review: Dark Fair - 'Listen Up' + Interview with Ramona Moore featured on wickeddchildd
The night opened with Adelaide band The Aves. These guys got a real boppy indie rock sound. It kind of made me think of The Libertines mixed with Dinosaur Jr. I particularly enjoyed the tasteful riffs from the lead guitarist accompanied by the jangly Rickenbacker rhythm guitar. A really strong opening for what was yet to come.
Dark Fair is a garage/rock/pop duo from Melbourne. The band consists of Ramona Moore (lead guitar/vocals) and drummer Ellie Dunn (aka Snowy).
Ramona is dark, Ellie is fair. They both love spring rolls, mint slices and single-malt whisky.
The band formed 2011, with their first rehearsal at Melbourne’s Bakehouse Studios. Seven months later, they were invited by Adalita to support her on a national tour. Since then, Dark Fair has supported the likes of Sleater-Kinney (USA), Veruca Salt (USA), They Might be Giants (USA), and Jen Cloher.
In 2014 they released their EP, You Shouldn’t Be Mine, which was co-produced by Neil Thomason and featured Adalita Srsen on bass guitar. The EP received rave reviews and garnered airplay on Triple J and community radio, with lead single ‘Poison’ receiving high-rotation on Double J.
Being fans of the show 'Wentworth' the girls were very excited when their track 'Boom' (Penny Universe 2011) was featured in Season 3.
Their latest single, ‘Listen Up’, was recorded with legendary producer Lindsay Gravina (Violent Soho, Magic Dirt, Lurch and Chief) at Melbourne’s Birdland studio. The track was premiered on Tone Deaf, and its film clip featured on Rage and Mess+Noise. ‘Listen Up’ has since received airplay on Triple J, Double J and national community radio, as well as spending two weeks in the number spot for the AMRAP Community Metro Charts.
Expect the debut album in 2016 :).
Vocals, Guitar / Ramona Moore
Drums / Ellie Dunn