COLLARBONES, The Harpoons, Brothers Hand Mirror & more come together to Save Baby Riss!
RnB glitch lords Collarbones have just been added to the bill to perform at Toff In Town 10 March to Save Baby Riss!
Marcus Whale gyrates lasciviously germinating the audience with the remains of his obsessive teen angst while Travis Cook controls the beats from behind a force field of sunglasses and faux revulsion for his audience. Listen in extra close for the between songs banter which perfectly captures Cook’s Nike Co-signed sarcasm and Whale’s loving unassuming honesty.
The Harpoons will be encouraging thrilling new explorations into the shapes a human body can conjure on the dance floor. Keeping it simple and well-performed is the ethic with The Harpoons, as it is allowed to be when you have such percussive, happy-go-lucky guitar warbling, accompanied by a voice that is actually made of pure daylight.
Brothers Hand Mirror are also in the ranks with their sickeningly dank tape loops engineered by Oscar Key Sung being ridden with irresponsible glee by the shrill voiced, glitter endorsed HTMLflowers. expect a new free issue of HTMLflowers’ comix series Bright Threadz. Beware you don’t sweat them to shreds in your back pocket on the d-floor – it has happened before.
Major Napier‘s constant undulating synth arrangements maternally catered to by Johnny Ross’ sleek, climbing voice will be bringing the night into ceremony with sterling harmony. organically humming and pummelling, his beats create an atmosphere of euphoria made honourable by a the remembrance of past regrets and love lost.
DJ sets by Andras Fox & Oscar Key Sung!
All of these acts are coming together in support of the campaign to Save Baby Riss.
Over the christmas holidays 19 year old Isabelle “Baby” Rissole was diagnosed with a rare life threatening blood disease called aHUS.
Since the illness is so rare there has not been a precedent for the government to subsidise the life saving medication needed to treat Baby. Currently it is costing her $20,000 dollars a fortnight for treatment, despite the fact that she is an australian citizen.
That’s $600,000 dollars a year.
In July a petition urging the Federal Government goes through to cover the medication Eculizumab, which would not just change Baby’s life but also the lives of many other Australians struggling with illnesses that would be treated by this miracle drug. Up until July the diligent network of friends, family and artists (Le1f & Cakes Da Killa to name a few) working to support Baby must raise over 200,000 dollars.
All of the proceeds from this event will go towards treatment for young Baby Riss.
Here is a press article that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald about Baby: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/teenager-isabelle-waits-for-panel-ruling-on-funding-of-lifesaving-drug/story-fnii5smt-1226821482695
To donate to Baby Riss’s Treatment: http://bit.do/savebabyriss