Lutes & Rock: Materia set to bring it Live at Bad Decisions Bar

Unorthodox rock pioneers Materia bring lutes to life at Bad Decisions Bar – don’t miss it!

Hey, where are you going on Thursday 10th? Don’t miss the chance to have your mind blown by Materia as they unleash an electric mandolin and electric violin extravaganza that’ll leave you in awe!

Prepare yourselves Melbourne, for an unparalleled night of musical metamorphosis as Materia, the legends who’ve rejected modernity but surpassed tomorrow, return to the stage at Bad Decisions Bar.


Witness their groundbreaking live debut of the 2022 album “Everything Ends” – a momentous celebration that has been worth the wait!

On August 10, 2023, Materia is back with an unconventional lineup, exchanging guitars for electric mandolins and violins. Brace yourselves for a genre-blending spectacle that fuses the soaring melodies of glam metal vocals with the raw energy of 70s-inspired rock.

Syncopated riffs, belted from mandolins and violins alike, intertwine with thunderous beats, reminiscent of hardcore drumming, to create a symphony of defiance.


The album “Everything Ends,” penned throughout the turbulent year of 2020 and recorded from April 1st to 3rd, 2021, delves deep into themes of endings, death, and loss. Tracks like “Artefacts,” with its glam vocal howls over a punk bedrock, and “Tears in the Rain,” oozing 70s psychedelia, give voice to the band’s unapologetic approach towards life’s inevitabilities.

“Slipping Away” and “Sweet and Tender” reflect on the fading stages of relationships, while “Misgivings” captures the mental processing of past mistakes. The hopeful anthem “The Maker’s Mark” ignites a rebellion against the death of creativity and passion, while “Starlight Fantasy” encapsulates the collective sense of disconnection and knowledge loss felt in today’s world.

Materia’s sound defies convention, and this is only intensified by the album’s diverse origins. The four-member band, each bringing a unique musical background to the table, has managed to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Blending genres like glam, punk, indie rock, classic heavy metal, and even jazz fusion, the album offers a sonic journey like no other.

Supported by the electrifying Nightlight and the captivating B!tch Eyes, this Thursday night promises to be an unforgettable rock revolution at Bad Decisions Bar. Since their first headline show in November 2022, Materia has been honing their craft to deliver a performance that transcends the age of guitar.


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Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness Melbourne’s rock pioneers in their element! Secure your tickets now and be part of the exhilarating show on August 10, 2023, at Bad Decisions Bar. Get ready to embrace the end and welcome a new era of unorthodox rock rebellion!

Set the mood and listen to ‘Everything Ends below and head over to the Materia’s event page for info here.