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 23 Feb 2024, 6-8pm

250 High St, Northcote, VIC

OK, get this - the first time we played the Wesley Anne was the same year the iPhone was introduced. And we looked like this. It's good to be back - great venue, great fun. Two acoustic sets.

Kinematic at the Wesley Anne in 2006
Friday Night Live @ St Andrews   Fri 1 Mar 2024, 7-9pm
Kinematic Live

Wadambuk St Andrews Community Centre, 35 Caledonia St, St Andrews, VIC

Situated about 40kms noth east of Melbourne in the foothills of the Kinglake mountains, Wadambuk is surrounded by a natural bush environment. Their versatile community facility is transformed into an intimate cafe style venue with a really cool vibe and we can't wait to get out there! We'll be playing acoustically to start (outdoors if the weather is kind, so bring a picnic rug) and rocking it up a notch in the second set - there will be a few tunes played that we haven't done in a while! Tickets $25, kids under 14 are free!

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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Stuff you may have missed - all the band announcements we've made over the last few years.

Kinenews archive

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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.