Ungus Ungus Ungus
Hold onto your hats as Ungus Ungus Ungus, Australia’s premier peddlers of vaudevillian psychedelia, strap you in for a rollercoaster ride of dance and mayhem. This is carnivalesque party music for the creatively inclined, traversing territory from global dance beats to swing, Eastern European influences and their trademark carnie-hop. Featuring mind-tickling on-stage antics and a bold visual presence, their cosmic circus is on a mission to make you boogie, gawp and expand your perceptual horizons.
The Cosmic Carnival Part II: Ascension (2018) is a new album that sees the band venture deeper on their exploration of vintage futurism through a fusion of rich acoustic instrumentation with electronic grooves and the familiar mix of genre-bending party music, incisive concepts and the sounds of the carnival.
Expect the unexpected! A ringmaster sings, plays and synchronises moves with a cabaret dancer who raps. A bass player doubles as a circus strongman. A classical violinist faces off with a jazz saxophonist. That’s just what’s happening on stage...
Their list of appearances includes internationally regarded festivals including Rainbow Serpent, Luminate (NZ), Subsonic, the Western Australian Circus Festival, Townsville Cultural Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival and Wangaratta Jazz Festival.