The Music and Booze Co presents
Highways | Vic On The Park
Friday March 24, 8pm
W/ support from Dip
HIGHWAYS is Steve De Wilde (Mammals), Keelan Butterick (Stare at the Clouds), Michael Cardell, Alex Wilson (sleepmakeswaves, Nesher) and Otto Wicks-Green (sleepmakeswaves, steve). Combining 90s grunge with 80s synths, HIGHWAYS draws influence from bands such as the War on Drugs, Failure, Porcupine Tree, Simple Minds and Tears for Fears. In a phrase: “the foo fighters go to prom”. It’s the texturally layered distorted guitars Wicks-Green is known for meeting disco balls and Juno synths, sparkling with aplomb by magical keyboard player Michael Cardell and held down with the driving pulse of Steve ‘DW’ DW on the kit. These worlds collide into a style that sings of heartbreak in a time of nostalgia, sunsets and dreamy arpeggios.