Divas back on stage

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 30-Aug-2013

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Diva Demolition lead singer Kylie Cowling is excited to be coming home to Bendigo this Sunday to perform songs from the band’s debut album at the Newmarket Hotel.

It rounds off a remarkable 12 months for bass player Kylie and guitarist Sherree Newton, who used to play together in all-female band Legless until 2010. The duo’s gamble to move from Adelaide to Brisbane to form a new line-up with feisty lyrical rock sounds has paid off.

Diva Demolition signed a record deal with independent label Spitfire Music last August and the new album, Like It Too Much!, has been produced by Craig Porteils – also credited for Cher’s triple-platinum Heart of Stone album.

“It’s my best work so far,” songwriter and singer Ms Cowling said.

“It’s feminine, strong and a snapshot of the past 12 months.”

Diva Demolition scored the opening spot for the Monster tour earlier this year, rubbing shoulder pads with their all-time rock heroes Kiss while hanging out with Motley Crue and Thin Lizzy. They also supported Aerosmith on tour in April.

“Performing in front of 20,000 people at MacKay was to date my highest of highs closely followed by our second Sydney performance on the Kiss tour. Coming off that stage was amazing,” she said.

But playing in Bendigo has strong emotional attachments.

“I am very grateful that Bendigo was such a super springboard for my music career,” she said.

Diva Demolition and female alternative rockers Bellusira are headlining the event, organised by Rock Bottom promoter Mick Griffin, at the Newmarket on Sunday. Local crews Path of Destruction and Rabid Zulu will also perform.

“I’m hoping my high school buddies from Golden Square will come too because, boy, do they know how to party,” she said. Doors open at 4pm. Entry $15.


 - PAULA HUBERT

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