Kinematic, the indie band from Australia

With five studio albums, a compilation, a soundtrack, a live album/film and a whole bunch of singles, Kinematic's music has been described as indie rock, pop, folk, alternative and electronic, all of which is confusingly true. This site is a good spot to learn more about this li'l indie band - dive on in!

Kinematic gigs

Wesley Anne   Northcote   Fri 28 Jun 2024, 6-8pm

250 High St, Northcote, VIC

Somehow we managed to get the whole 5-piece band in between the bar and the door last time we were here, but it was a bit of a squeeze. There might be less of us at this one, but it's still free entry to a great venue on the No. 1 street in the world, according to recent polls. Free entry, two acoustic sets.

Edinburgh Castle   Brunswick   Sat 20 Jul 2024, 6-8pm

681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, VIC

We're back at the EC, which has been getting to be more fun with each visit! we're in the beer garden or front bar (weather dependent) for a couple of sets of acoustic goodness. It's a great vibe here on a late arvo, with good food, good drink and good people. Drop in if you're in the neighbourhhood (there's no cover charge) and challenge us to play a cover version of something (we probably won't but you never know).

Peninsula Song Riders @ Westernport Yacht Club   Balnarring   Sun 28 Jul 2024, 2-5pm

1 Foreshore Road. Balnarring Beach, VIC

We're stoked to be back at the peninsula's longest running music club for a Winter Sunset Session, and by popular demand, no less! We'll be playing a stack of faves from our albums to date, plus previewing a couple of tracks from our upcoming release. With support by local legends Paul Dillon and Brad Kennedy, drinks at club prices aand delicious food by Edo and Belinda, it promises to be a great way to spend a winter's Sunday arvo. Tix $25 online or $30 at the door (if available). Happy days.

Tickets and more info

Kinematic news

Vesuvius   Sun 17 Dec 2023

In a stunning display of music marketing genius, we have not only paired our 15th annual Christmas giveaway (aka the ‘December 17 Specials’) with the release of the first single from our forthcoming sixth studio album, we've also turned the apparently radio-friendly single format on its head by making it a brooding and melancholy six-minute tragi-drama, Vesuvius.

What could possibly go wrong?

Perhaps a signifier of the shitty year that was 2023 - as if the pandemic years weren’t quite enough - Vesuvius is a musical imagining of fire and ash falling from a Pompeii sky on that fateful day in 79 AD. Not your typically festive Christmas fare, but hopefully ticking the box of thoughtful reflection that’s part of coming to the end of another year.

The surprise release also includes the slightly chirpier and much shorter Open Up Your Eyes. And if neither of these sound like your cup of eggnog, there’s always last year’s special giveaway, Christmas Forever. Vesuvius is available to stream and download for free, exclusively on our preferred music platform Bandcamp, on December 12 with all other platforms to follow on the very Kinematic date of December 17.

Vesuvius: liner notes, video and lyrics here

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Kinematic acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong/Boon Wurrung Peoples of the Eastern Kulin, the traditional custodians of the land on which Kinematic resides, performs and records. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. Damn right we do.