Dappled Cities

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 11:30am

Sydney's forward-looking rockers Dappled Cities are back.


The indie heroes will release their fifth album ||||| (Five) on Friday May 5, following up the first tasters in the form of 'That Sound' and 'Stone Men'.


Now, they've locked in a special hometown launch show as part of the Vivid Sydney lineup, taking place at the City Recital Hall in Angel Place on...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 10:47am

The full program for the Sydney Opera House's Vivid LIVE festival is here.


Following the announcement that Fleet Foxes are reforming and will headline Vivid LIVE with a series of Opera House shows, the festival programmers have now revealed a bumper full lineup.


Posted 1 Jun 2016 @ 11:04am

To celebrate the first taste of new music from their fifth studio album, Dappled Cities will be performing a one night only Sydney show. 


Off the back of two ARIA nominations and high triple j rotation, the celebrated indie rock outfit have announced their brand new single 'That Sound' from their forthcoming album. Taking cues from the likes of Bowie and Spoon, the tune melds '...

Posted 8 Feb 2016 @ 10:05am

Reviewed on Friday February 5


Talented singing is always on the agenda at a Dappled Cities gig, and it ends up being the running theme throughout this Friday night at Newtown Social Club. Up first are youthful indie rock groovers, Phantastic Ferniture. There’s a small bunch of people at the back of the room who are clearly enjoying the show, but groupthink combined with the...

Posted 3 Feb 2016 @ 3:40pm

Perfect timing is something Dappled Cities have become well versed in.


With a career spanning over a decade, the Sydneysiders have continually outdone themselves with each release, both in terms of following and critical acclaim. Tim Derricourt laughs as he explains his thoughts on why the band has stuck together for so long when so many others fall apart in half that time....

Posted 14 Jan 2016 @ 4:19pm

Sydney indie kings Dappled Cities have announced a return to the stage with a special one-off hometown show.


Since the release of 2012's Lake Air, the five-piece have been hard at work creating their fifth studio album, which veers towards a more raw electronic jam that combines the glory of the '70s with more modern influences.


Fans of...

Posted 21 Dec 2015 @ 9:21pm


1. The First Record I Bought

My first album I bought was a lucky accident. I was six and in a cassette store. I thought I was buying ‘Hey Jude’ but when I got the tape home it was full of these wild psychedelic guitar noises that was nothing like I’d ever heard before. Turns out I’d grabbed Jimi Hendrix, Live At Winterland, having seen the song ‘Hey Joe’ on the back and...

Posted 27 Feb 2014 @ 5:24pm

Where do the rock stars go to party? Visions is a pretty safe bet, the night that debuted at Oxford Art Factory last year and has now relocated to Cliff Dive in Surry Hills.


Curated by Deep Sea Arcade and local zine Hot Mosh, volume two of Visions features a hand-picked lineup including Cull, Morning Harvey, Dappled Cities DJs and Chicks Who Love Guns DJs, plus a secret...

Posted 22 Oct 2013 @ 2:29pm

Newtown Festival, one of Sydney's largest commmunity events, is turning 35 this November and plans to celebrate in a big way. 


The festival, which showcases the diversity of the Newtown area, will play host to various musicians, art exhibits, readings from prominent authors, countless food stalls and even a pedal-powered smoothie maker. And that's just the tip of the iceberg....

Posted 5 Aug 2013 @ 2:40pm

It is certainly an interesting concept, and there’s a clutch of gems to be discovered (along with a couple of clunkers!) but you can’t fault these Aussie musos for trying on the French.


While at first, you might search for a deeper motivation behind this new compilation of French songs reinterpreted by Australian artists, there’s no need. It’s pretty much laid out on the tin: “...

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