Purple Sneakers NYE 2010: Bands Have Been Announced!

It’s been a massive year over at Purple Sneakers HQ, and we’re planning a New Years Eve event that will be bigger and better than ever before!

Last year’s SOLD OUT Purple Sneakers New Years Eve House Party saw 2,500 people partying over three levels of Manning House with 10 bands, 3 internationals, and a bucket load of DJs. It was SUPER MASSIVE, and it’s gonna be hard to top it. So can we top it?

Hell yeah we can!!

That means this year at Manning House there will be more party people, more international acts, and more party areas than ever before for Purple Sneakers New Years Eve House Party.

We are proud to be presenting the only Sydney show for three international acts that have never been to Australia: The Boxer Rebellion (UK), Ponytail (US) and Baddies (UK).

British epic indie band The Boxer Rebellion are currently receiving critical acclaim for their album ‘Union’, which also received the distinguished achievement of being the first album to hit the US billboard charts without actually having an official release – it has sold close to 250,000 units digitally in the USA.

Whilst Baltimore based art rockers Ponytail have been voted as one of the best live bands in the world and described as ‘a tornado of awesome’.

UK indie punks Baddies have had a huge year having played just about every festival possible (Glastonbury, Roskilde, Pukkelpop, Reading etc). They create catchy-as-anything break-neck punky indie pop comparable to bands like The Futureheads and The Rakes.

We’re also super excited that Australia’s best loved party band The Grates will be headlining Purple Sneakers New Years Eve House Party!! Meanwhile the rest of the Aussie bands consist of some of the hottest acts around, including: Philadelphia Grand Jury, Red Riders, DZ, Chaingang, The Trivs, Young Heretics and Deep Sea Arcade.

And to make sure there’s enough p-a-r-t-y happening on the dancefloors we have three stages featuring local and international DJs and dance acts still to be announced.

Tickets go on sale 9th October!! Limited early bird tickets are only $49+BF and remember last years event SOLD OUT so get in quick!!

You can grab them from http://www.purplesneakersnewyearseve.com or from Moshtix and Oztix.

This year for the very first time we’re also introducing a way for YOU to sell tickets to the Purple Sneakers NYE House Party to all your mates and make some cash! It all happens through a website called Posse at http://www.posse.com and all it takes is a few easy steps for you to become an agent. Head to website, add Purple Sneakers NYE to your store and stick the widget everywhere that you can think of (Facebook, blog, Myspace) and start selling tickets!

Come Meet The Bands & DJs Playing At Purple Sneakers NYE House Party:

The Grates http://www.myspace.com/thegrates


Fronted by Australia’s pop indie princess, Patience, The Grates have become one of Australia favourite indie bands. With tracks consistently on high rotation on triple j every set they play commands crowd sing-alongs. Plus everybody knows that the happiest thing in world is to dance along to Patience’s gorgeous on-stage moves so make sure you’re front and centre on the main stage during The Grates set!

The Boxer Rebellion (UK) http://www.myspace.com/theboxerrebellion


The Boxer Rebellion have been destroying charts as far as the eye can see with the release of their album ‘Union’. After only 72 hours of being released it had shot to #1 on US iTunes Alternative Chart, and on the UK iTunes Alternative Chart in came in at #2 behind Kings Of Leon. They are also the first unsigned band to have a digital only release to enter the US Billboard Charts!! With unstoppable riffs and soaring vocals these London based lads will be sure to set the stage alight!

Ponytail (US) http://www.myspace.com/ponytailtunes

Creating a party of awesomeness from a barrel of chaos is one way to describe Ponytail. With experimental sounds that combine in explosions of random madness, these kids from Baltimore are more fun than a hyperactive clown on fire. Often compared to Deerhoof, if you like your music uber-excitable, filled with unintelligible lyrics and off-the-hook random riffs you are in for an amazing time with Ponytail!

Baddies (UK) http://www.myspace.com/baddies


Don’t get confused when you see Baddies on stage. You’re not seeing double, the band just happens to contain identical twins Michael and Jim Webster. They’ll be bringing their incredibly energetic live act to our shores after they finish destroying ever single city in Europe during their massive headline tour. Dressed to kill with matching ensembles and with a hyper high octane sound they’ll be sure to add some frenzy to the evening.

Philadelphia Grand Jury http://www.myspace.com/philadelphiagrandjury

Having completely taken over the radio waves of 2009, Philadelphia Grand Jury has become a name that even your Nan knows! But the only thing better than hearing The Philly Jays (as they like their friends to call them) on the radio is seeing them live!! As Drum Media declared ‘A band you must see before you die’ so make sure you catch MC Bad Genius and Berkfinger get loose and do some damage to their instruments, the stage equipment and themselves.

Red Riders http://www.myspace.com/redridersmusic

It’s been a big year for the Red Riders; they’ve played at SXSW, lost a guitarist and founding member, gained a new guitarist and released their fantastic sophomore album ‘Drown In Colour’. Jam packed with the inner city sleekness you’ve come to expect from Surry Hill’s favourite sons, a live set from Red Riders blends some softer shoegaze sounds into party prepared post punk.

DZ http://www.myspace.com/dzparty

As some of the finest punk rock noise purveyors in the country it’s easy to see that we’re all a tingle over the seeing this Brisbane duo hit the PS NYE stage. In every review that you will read about these guys there is one word that appears without fail – PARTY! With some massive support slots already under their belts for folk such as Biffy Clyro, Crystle Castles, Bang! Bang! Eche, Cut Off Your Hands, Wolf & Cub these dudes are well versed to bring on a killer live show.

Deep Sea Arcade http://www.myspace.com/deepseaarcade

Psychedelic pop is the produce of choice for Sydney five piece Deep Sea Arcade and the complete earnestness of their live performances is obvious. With a sometimes Beatle-like sound and new single ‘Don’t Be Sorry’ floating around on the airwaves it’s time to get excited about seeing these guys live.

Young Heretics http://www.myspace.com/youngheretics

This Melbourne duo shares a love for creating warped pop music with gorgeous vocal soundscapes and emotionally driven lyrics. With the very recently digital release of their ‘Dreamers’ EP you should expect to be hearing much from this talented duo.

The Trivs http://www.myspace.com/thetrivs

Mixing melodic vocals into a mix of glorious indie sounds, Canberran kids The Trivs are bound for big things. PS NYE being one of them! Look forward to hearing the sounds that have seen them sharing the stage with the likes of Art Vs Science, Philadelphia Grand Jury, Mercy Arms, Calling All Cars and heaps more.

Chaingang http://www.myspace.com/chaingangpower

Chaingang are heading back into the country after recording their debut EP over in Nashville, Tennessee. Wrapped up in a tight little pop rock package, you’ve got a metal drummer, blues guitarist, hardcore bassist and an hypnotic pop singer, which all makes for a catchy-as-fuck sound and tasty live show!

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