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Salty Sounds stays on the pulse of new live music

This Thursday sees the latest edition of Yamba’s most upfront live music night kick off with something of a new local sensation.

7 Pecs are a group of four young mates who started jamming out at the local sports oval because they couldn’t get away with making that much at noise at home. Having recently caused a stir by playing an impromptu set at a local café, this band’s first ‘professional’ gig will be at 6pm soon after doors open for Salty Sounds, now in its fifth year bringing the best new bands Australia has to offer to Yamba.

Local promoter Zac Roberts has been growing an audience who have come to rely on the quality line ups Salty Sounds has presented over the years. “Since we started these nights with the likes of Caravana Sun and Nocturnal Tapes, it’s been building steadily.”

“I just want to share the bands I love with people who have an open mind to new music.”

The other acts on the bill for this Thursday are Spit Chewy from Wollongong and Brisbane’s First Beige, who craft a soulful mix of disco tinged grooves coupled with an array of unhinged synths, irresistible vocal hooks interplayed with glistening, jazz flute.

Headlining the night is the indie rock band Wharves from Lennox Head. Formed only 2 years ago, this band quickly found itself among the North Coast’s most hotly tipped acts and has firmly cemented itself as a highly popular member of the Australian indie scene.

Salty Sounds promotions are supported by local not-for-profit arts association Live Prawn Productions through their Arts Underwriting programme. Association Secretary Phil Nicholas said, “We’re of the opinion these initiatives are deserving of support to ensure promoters like Zac can continue to grow their audience.”

“I’ve been to several of the Salty Sounds nights and I think they offer amazing value for money, with six 6 hours of music overlooking the water,” said Mr Nicholas. “It has to be one of the more unique locations for live music on the East Coast.”

Tickets are available online from Eventbrite.