Join us on the 5th of March at the Factory theatre to celebrate the new single/ video from August Auzins ’Sinister’. All proceeds will go to the Aurora Group.
Aurora is committed to raising funds to support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities across New South Wales. We are proud to support programs and projects that build the health, wellbeing and connectedness of our community through education, welfare, counselling and art. Aurora gives out funds raised during the year to our major beneficiary Twenty 10 incorporating the Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service (GLCS) as well as other smaller community organisations through our annual small grants program. Previous grants have been awarded have included:
Family Planning NSW - for Anti-Homophobia programs for teachers and students
The Gender Centre - for a 10 week social support group for transgender teenagers (14-19 yo).
The Benevolent Society - to inform and recruit GLBTI people to become foster parents.
ACON Health - for the Production of a video resource to support same-sex domestic violence prevention, including five stories of personal experience.
August Auzins is an idealised character and vehicle for the songwriting of Hunter Auzins, brought to life by musicians Pat McCarthy, Arlen McCarthy And Jonny Sandstrom. Born to oppose personal paralysis, August is a fearless shadow & unreliable narrator for an awareness that shifts between absurdity and perfect clarity.
The band members are old friends and collaborators from projects Hunch, City Rose, Enclave, Lorelei & Mac The Knife.
Sinister is the first single of their debut EP.
The single and music video directed by Bryn Chapman Parish, August & Cassidy McDermott Smith will be released 26/2/21
Second Idol (FKA Bruise Pristine), delivers 90s alternative rock-inspired stompers addressing empowerment, diversity, political cynicism and queerness. Ruthless and unapologetic, Second Idol have been making an impact on the Sydney live music scene delivering intense live performances through their fondness for fuzz pedals and fusion of alternative rock, post-punk, grunge and shoegaze influences.
Founded by vocalist and guitarist Kate Olivia in 2017, Second Idol is comprised of Olivia on vocals and guitar, Maxine Gillon on lead guitar, Theia Joyeaux on bass and backing vocals and Afeef Iqbal as a live drummer.
Throughout their tenure Second Idol has supported and shared stages with FLOSSY, Baker’s Eddy, The Buoys, Horror My Friend, Teenage Joans, Harry Howard and The NDE and supporting UK’s Crywank on their 2019 farewell tour.
Lady Lyon is sad, cowgirl blues at it’s finest. With songs that are pure Sumptuous nostalgia for the heart, they will linger in you long after your feet stop the inevitable two step.