Out of the Box + Into the Cube is turning one, and San Cisco are coming to the party!
On Saturday 18 July they will head down to Bunbury to front the biggest Out of the Box + Into the Cube to date ahead of their upcoming appearance at Splendour in the Grass.
It's no secret that Freo's indie-pop darlings have blown up in the past year, playing a string of sold-out shows across Australia and internationally as well as packing out tents at 2015's Groovin the Moo. Reaching number two in its first week of release, their latest album Gracetown showcases a more worldly approach to life, exploring the tyranny of love, displacement, homesickness, heartache and heartbreak via disco, funk, soul and hip hop undertones. The album shows San Cisco growing up, and this growing up is scary and magnificent to behold.
They will be supported on the night by their good friends, synth-pop duo GRRL PAL, who last played in Bunbury at January's Out of the Box + Into the Cube to rave reviews. GRRL PAL recently released their first EP, launching it to a capacity crowd at The Bird in Northbridge. They are heading off on their first eastern states tour in June, before coming back to WA to play their second Out of the Box + Into the Cube.
Also making an appearance on the night is local band Third Time Round, who took out Battle of the Bands here at BREC in April.
The action on the night won't just be happening in The Cube though, with Bunbury's X2Y group celebrating their second birthday at the event.
BREC's Wellington Suite will be transformed into the X2Y Lounge, with local DJs playing all night. There will also be a private bar for X2Y members, as well as a pre-show function at the venue from 6pm.
"Last year we had a formal ball for our first birthday, which had a distinctive Generation X vibe, so this year we have changed it up and are celebrating in true Generation Y style with San Cisco," X2Y founder Geoff Hill said.
"While this is a great chance for existing members to catch up in the X2Y Lounge, we also hope it encourages new members to get on board and discover what X2Y is all about. Our prime focus as a group is encouraging people of the X & Y generations to get passionate about where they live, and show them they can make a difference in shaping this great City."
The event has been made possible with the support of X2Y and Bunbury Volkswagen.
"We were delighted to support BREC with such an incredible event, helping to bring a high-profile band like San Cisco to the people of the South West," Bunbury Volkswagen Marketing Coordinator Robyn Shaikh said.
July's Out of the Box + Into the Cube is set to be bigger and better than ever, while still featuring all those things that have made it a much loved event in Bunbury. There will be ping-pong, retro arcade games, pizza and jam-jar cocktails happening all night long as well as non-stop music all evening.
"We are so proud of what we have acheieved with Out of the Box + Into the Cube over the past 12 months," BREC General Manager Joel McGuinness said.
"People have really embraced this new and exciting music event in Bunbury, and we really hope we can continue to run it in the future with the support of the community!"
Tickets are on sale now for $40 and are selling fast. This looks like being a sell-out show so patrons are encouraged to pre-book tickets to avoid missing out. Visit www.bunburyentertainment.com or call 1300 661 272.