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The good Oil Youngsters Relishing Big Break

The good Oil Youngsters Relishing Big Break

Who: Midnight Oil
Where: Newcastle Panthers
When: Thursday May 10, 2001

Two bands at opposite stages of their career will grace the stage tomorrow night at Club Nova Newcastle. Young band of the moment Palladium will join Midnight Oil on a huge bill.

Brisbane's Palladium has just released its debut single Hoarsey lifted from an EP of the same name, which is canvassing radio stations across the nation.

This tightly knit four-piece band hails from the fertile rock environment of Brisbane, and comprises primary songwriters Andrew Morris (guitar and vocals) and Brant Ward (guitar and vocals), Justin Sykes (bass) and Chris Chalk (drums).

The group's members met at high school before forming the band and cutting their teeth on the well-worn Brisbane pub scene.

Bass player Sykes said the track, originally named Crazy Horse refers to those times where your voice goes hoarse from telling people where to go.

'It was written under the pressures of society, where you feel obliged to follow a certain course of life to ensure security,' Sykes said.

It comes across as a kind of protest song from a younger generation.

'We have certainly gone against that, not saying that we've made it, but if you really want something, there's nothing out there to stop you.'

Few would argue the headliners on the bill are Gods in the Australian rock world.

LO-TEL is winding down after a blissful and arduous run of live shows.

The band gained national exposure when its song Teenager Of The Year made an impact on the Australian charts as the main track on hit Australian film, Looking For Alibrandi. Links between the movie and the band didn't end there. Lead singer and guitarist Luke Hanigan married Pia Miranda, the star of the movie as Josie Alibrandi. The two married in March in a Las Vegas chapel.

The band's drummer, Newcastle's Darren Brollo will feature at an International Drummers' Weekend in Melbourne in June which will also include the original drummer for American band Slayer, Dave Lombardo, Lo-tel will support Midnight Oil on Thursday night.

TE has two double passes to the gig. Enter online at www.nnp.com.au or send an envelope to Oils Giveaway with your name, address and phone number on the back to PO Box 615, Newcastle, 2300.

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