Space Party is a four-piece power surf pop garage punk band hailing from land-locked Canberra.
They began life playing instrumental surf-rock jams but now use vocals to bring to life their extraterrestrial sci-fi obsessions - with songs about encountering prejudice dating an alien, the woes of werewolves, loving an X-files character and fear of the zombie apocalypse.
Featuring members of Brisbane’s Ups and Downs, Sydney’s Big Heavy Stuff and Atticus, Melbourne’s Arctic Circles, Canberra’s Okinawa Girls and New York’s The Defenders, this is a band that has left blood, sweat and beer on stages from Phnom Penh to Narrabundah.
Space Party will be featuring selections from their latest album New Wave, of which one reviewer commented "How many other albums are there in the world that touch on issues such as postie bikes, dating aliens, and being super horny for X-files characters?".
Space Party will also be showcasing new material from their forthcoming album, to be recorded in early 2022.
Hidden Charms is a new band featuring Bridget Croft on vocals accompanied by Space Party’s Kevin Lauro, Darren Atkinson and Alex Plegt.
The band’s sound blends primal rockabilly, surf and garage, and features a smattering of originals plus covers of JD McPherson, Wanda Jackson, Imelda May, Lorrie Collins and Southern Culture on the Skids.