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:: Spotlight :: ShortStraw pulls crowd for summer party

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

New Australian, neu-vintage surf label, ShortStraw, celebrated the start of summer in style recently by collaborating with Vice Records to host an exclusive party that attracted a ‘strictly limited’ number of 250 of Sydney's coolest kids.

The Black Lips took time from their sold-out tour schedule to support their designer friends. The LA-based band entertained with their signature garage stomp sound whilst local talent Yves Klein Blue (Brisbane) and The Disbelievers (Sydney) rocked revellers with their perfectly casual folk/rock guitar sounds.

The Swiss Grande defined their own history by finally succumbing and opening their famous pool deck to a private party. Sadly short lived, damp party goers had no qualms about assisting an emergency relocation to the hotel’s ballroom. The iconic hotel and Sydney landmark hopes that by letting the craziest crew in town through their doors, they’ve paved the way to becoming the hot-spot for summers to come.

Faces in the crowd included design duo Fern Levack & Damion Fuller, MTV’s Darren McMullen, Cleo’s Nedahl Stelio, Triple J’s Grace Jones and Modular-signed San Diego rockers, The Softlightes.

Thirsts were quenched thanks to Corona and Jagermeister and guests, of course, enjoyed a customary summer barbecue fired up (pre-rain!) by the ‘Shortie’ crew themselves.

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guest band The Black Lips
The Black Lips
Ian St.Pe (The Black Lips) and Cristian (The Disbelievers)
Hayley Magnus Alicia Kitch & Meg Horan
Kaity Fox & Jordy Lane Jo Hickey & Asha Xavier
Martini Conolly & Julia Wilson
Katie T, Nikki Phillips, Suhana Lye & Danielle Baker
Millie Churcher & Peter Lim
Suhana Lye & Shelly McGee
Cassandra Hall & Flo Clearley Simon Taylor
Matthew Crossman & Nathan Lewis
Brent Wayling & Peter Lim
Isabelle Falconer & Liam Farrow
For more information, visit

www.shortstraw.com.au