TEES take us through their favourite spots in the Leisure Coast

TEES, the 90s house inspired duo from Wollongong, have been a favourite of ours for a while now. Their eclectic sounds have the ability to make you dance, laugh, cry and more, and with each release they just sound better and better.

Recently dropping ‘Let Beauty Be’, complete with a video set in the desert that is straight out of the 90s, the duo continue their rise as one of the country’s freshest and most exciting dance acts. They don’t bow to conventions, they don’t take notice of trends. They’re true to their passion of heartfelt and so-damn-good 90s dance, and they do it so well. It’s no wonder at all, having said all this, that we jumped at the chance to play our next party. Celebrating Beach Road Hotel‘s 25th birthday, TEES are coming along to help bring the dance party, and we can’t wait to see them in action.

To get to know them a little better, we asked the pair to take us through their home in the Leisure Coast, telling us all the hotspots in their streets. Check it out below, and catch them live next Thursday 28th September at Beach Road Hotel in Bondi. More info below!

MOORE ST GENERAL

This is a cute lil café in Austinmer about 200m from the beach that just recently opened. I love everything about this place including all the locally sourced ingredients (the bread is literally made across the road) and just general good vibes. Stumble in from a long day at the beach, sandy footed, with a slight dusting of sunstroke and order a delicious brew. You won’t enter here without running into one of your pals or at least one member of shining bird.

GLOW WORM TUNNEL

In Helensburgh there is an abandoned railway tunnel that is overgrown and beautiful, like fern gulley or something. To add to the magic, the tunnel is home to millions of glow worms that light it up into a blue electric dream. A must see for south coast novices and neon light enthusiasts.

BACKSTREET KITCHEN

A Chinese restaurant relatively unknown in Wollongong. This food is legit, homemade noodles, brothy soups and hot pots. They are one of those places that you go only for the food, layout has literally no trimmings or vibe… which is the vibe. So underground in fact that they have zero marketing/online presence. In fact, I had to source this picture off some strangers facebook account 🙂 Thanks Alex

FRANK WILD YEARS

This is a little hole in the wall record store that has slowly evolved into a bar… The vibe of the place is best described as “just like dad’s poolroom”. Imo (the owner) inherited thousands of records and was like, “I’m gonna open a shop”, so she did. Now it’s a cute lil bar that serves snacks and great dranks with a vinyl accompaniment of your choosing… delish.

RAD BAR

This is the bar that started it all. The South Coast was a little bit shit back in the day to be honest… I grew up in Thirroul and bailed to Sydney (like so many others at the ripe age of 19) as there was nothing here for me at the time. Yours and Owls was one of the first cool bars. The ripple effect it had on the city’s culture was massive. It was also one of the first venue’s to provide a space for up-and-coming lil bands to play and get out of the garage, and now there is so much good music coming out of the South Coast. Yours and Owls has now turned into a festival/label and Rad bar has taken over the space, carrying the same slacker ethos that its formers pioneered. Go and grab a cold one, listen to the music and take in that serenity.

Catch TEES at our party for Beach Road Bondi‘s 25th Birthday.

BEACH ROAD PRESENTS…
PURPLE SNEAKERS
Thursday September 28th, 8pm-12:45am
FB EVENT HERE

ADI TOOHEY
ARIANE

CAITLIN MEDCALF
CLYPSO (LIVE)
MEZKO (LIVE)
PURPLE SNEAKERS DJS
SANDO DALLARMI
SHANTAN WANTAN ICHIBAN
TEES (LIVE)
♀ VENUS ♀

Words by Camilla Patini

CHECK OUT MORE HOMETOWN GUIDES HERE

SEE ALSO

LOVE, INSPIRATION AND LOSS IN TEE’S NEW SINGLE, ‘LET BEAUTY BE’

GO AROUND THE WORLD WITH THIS EXOTIC MIX FROM TEES

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Canberra-based music-lover, freelancer, art student and editor. Tweet me at @camillapatini