First Crush Festival: Loon Lake, Owl Eyes, YMR (DJ) & more

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In celebration of 125 years of winemaking, Brown Brothers presents the First Crush Festival on February 15, with Loon Lake and Owl Eyes headlining the Milawa festival.

Not only are Loon Lake and Owl Eyes headlining, but they will also be supported by the very fine Tom KlineBec & Sebastian and Mayfield.  Your Music Radar will also be providing DJ support throughout the day, so get set to rock your Valentine’s weekend at the Milawa Winery!

Tickets $85 on sale NOW (includes souvenir wine glass). Complementary shuttle buses will be available to and from Wangaratta for the festival.

Want to know more about the bands playing the First Crush Festival, look no further than below:


Loon Lake

Brothers Simon, Sam and Nick Nolan – and honorary brother Tim – grew up in Tarrawingee. After years spent bonding over music, they did the natural thing, and formed a band.

Overseas adventures supplied and fueled the missing pieces of the puzzle: a lead guitarist and new friend, in the form of Melbourne native Dan, and a band name, nicked from an E.L. Doctorow novel found in a Costa Rican café.

Loon Lake have built themselves a reputation for being an uncomplicated, sunny-disposed band; however, like their sound, the sun sets every evening and the electric lights flicker on.

The band spent dozens of nights throughout 2012 in strange cities and towns, parties and communities, sharing experiences and first-times. Staying out late, playing sold-out show after sold-out show on a national tour.

It was the year of the new: new people and new places, but also new heights, new approach, new beginnings (in some cases, newly single), and a new focus.

Straight-talking single Cherry Lips burst into the Top 20 of the ARIA Australian Artist single chart (a huge feat for an independent band) and when it was voted in at #29 in the triple j Hottest 100 in January it was a sweet end to 2012, and a rocket up 2013.

Loon Lake’s debut album, Gloamer, was released in October.





About Loon Lake



Owl Eyes

After creating an enormous local buzz, passionate fanbase and an air of mystery in her short career, twenty-two year old singer / songwriter Owl Eyes (aka Brooke Addamo) has deliveredher first full-length project; ‘Nightswim’. A remarkably deep, ultra-modern, vibrant collection, Nightswim not only showcases Brooke’s signature pop sensibilities and sublime taste, it firmly establishes her as one of music’s brightest and most innovative songwriters.

Walking the line between light and shade, night and day, strength and struggle, the album is a stirring assortment of densely layered, progressive jams that only adds to the ongoing tale that is this young career. Spanning 11 new tracks of sprawling synthpop, Owl Eyes has managed to fashion a diverse yet cohesive record, bonded by its bold, emotive songwriting and dynamic production.

Formed in collaboration with a small but powerful group of creative partners – the recent ARIA Award-winning Styalz Fuego (Producer of the Year), frequent collaborator Jan Skubiszewski and emerging Perth producer Cameron Parkin – Nightswim displays a distinct growth and development from Brooke’s previous efforts, a coming of age record that indicates she has discovered herself as both person and artist.





About Owl Eyes



Tom Kline

Tom Kline is a Melbourne based singer songwriter who writes honest and powerful music inspired by personal experiences.  He recently supported Lenka when she played Worker’s Club in Melbourne and his debut EP ‘Vintage Loneliness’ is available for free download for a limited time –




About Tom Kline



Bec & Sebastian

The duo twin brother and sister, Bec and Sebastian just recently joined The Voice Australia on Team Ricky and have been creating a buzz throughout 2013.  They co-write together translating in studio their emotion, their passion to pure magic which inspires so many. Their new EP is due out very soon.





About Bec and Sebastian





Formed in 2004, Mayfield have circled the world countless times bringing together all the outlaws of this modern day wild west. Whether its playing stages in its native Australia, Europe, America or Canada Mayfield provides a place for people not caught up on image to come along and question everything.




About Mayfield



Your Music Radar

We’ll be supporting all of the above artists with DJ slots spreading the music love throughout the day, building up into the evening’s crescendo of Owl Eyes and Loon Lake.

Get yourself there (Tickets $85 on sale NOWand get a taster of what to expect below with a couple of our recent YMR mixes.







About Graham Porter

Founder of YMR and has been trying to make a difference for unsigned, up and coming artists and all things great in music since 2011.

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