The Smallgoods Say Goodbye
Drawing influences from 1960s artists such as The Byrds and The Beatles, indie pop band The Smallgoods have announced their final show this coming August.
Hailing from the Victorian coastal town of Port Fairy, the band was founded by Gus and Lachlan Franklin, Ben Mason and Shags Chamberlain. Since they dominated the pub scene in the late 1990’s the band found success after they moved to Melbourne, signing with esteemed indie labels Half A Cow and Lost And Lonesome.
Equipped with serious harmonies, hooky pop tunes, epic sonic sojourns and melodies brighter than the Port Fairy lighthouse, The Smallgoods have played alongside the likes of Iron and Wine, Jolie Holland, The Folk Implosion, Ben Kweller, Spoon and The Shins.
After 12 years and three albums including Listen To The Radio, Traipse Through The Valley and Down The Farm The Smallgoods will play their final show on Saturday the 11th of August at The Toff In Town.
While The Smallgoods call it a day, their successful spawn of projects including Cut Copy, Architecture In Helsinki, Lost Animal and The Zebras will live on.
Saturday 11th August, 2012
The Toff In Town
with special guests
$15 presale, $20 on the door.
Tagged Architecture in Helsinki, Ben Mason, cut copy, Down On The Farm, Gus Franklin, Half A Cow, Lachlan Franklin, Listen To The Radio, Los And Lonesome, lost animal, Melbourne, Port Fairy, Shags Chamberlain, The Beatles, The Byrds, The Smallgoods, The Zebras, Traipse Through The Valley