Favourite Hangouts via Sydney Band, The Water Board

May 28, 2013 at 11:49 pm
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The Water Board is a garage rock band from Sydney who just like to hang out and create fuzzy, reverb-drenched pop songs. Their influences include acts like the Velvet Underground, The Saints, the Jesus and Mary Chain, and Surfer Blood. Just recently, they released their self-titled EP, having recorded it on vintage amps in the rehearsal space known fondly as Tall Paul’s. It was later mastered by Paul Sammes at his studio Arthouse, in Dunedin NZ and pressed it onto CDs enclosed in handmade, 100% recycled cardboard cases. You can listen to their new EP via our friends at Holding Pattern and check out their Sydney guide via Posse:
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Silverbean Cafe - Silverbean has great food and coffee and a nice selection of beers. The people who run the joint are really friendly and they do a great croc-shoulder burrito.

Young Henry’s - These guys are slowly taking over the world with their delicious locally brewed beers. Their tasting bar and brewery (open business hours) is a great place to talk about beer and also drink it, with great tunes for accompaniment.

The Green Room Lounge - Great little joint that makes some nice cocktails. A few nights a week they have live music and on other nights Nic Dalton can be found spinning vinyl. Really retro decor and good vibes.

Glengarry Castle Hotel - A very Australian pub dating back to the 6 o’clock swill. Tiled walls, worn floorboards, dog friendly. Live music on weekends and a huge table which is great for making friends.

Shady Pines Saloon - Taxidermy, chatty bar staff, unlimited peanuts, any whiskey you can imagine, southern-style decor. Awesome music selection – but you can still have a conversation with the people around your table.

Pocket Bar - Tiny little bar with a seemingly endless cocktail menu. Street art on the walls and so many tasty snacks! It gets pretty busy pretty quickly, so get in early.

Gaslight Inn - We call this place “the gas-pipe”, it’s just your typical Sydney pub. It’s open til very late so it’s usually the last stop at the end of the night.

Tall Paul’s - Where all the magic happens, this is where we recorded our EP. Best rehearsal rooms in Sydney with the best selection of vintage amplifiers. There’s even a vending machine full of VB cans. We could not ask for more.