Cool Explosions & Hey Drums! present:



Cyber-soul 3-piece Cool Explosions with female and non-binary drumming collective Hey Drums! present 'Arrhythmia': a one off collaborative event held in the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon.

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Seeking to investigate rhythm as it exists in the world around us and within us, Arrhythmia is an exploration of the perennial primacy of pulse.

Hey Drums! is a Melbourne based blog and collective with over 100 female and no-binary drummers and percussionists.  Curated by sound artist, composer, percussionist and drummer Nat Grant, the blog and community aims to foster and support established and up and coming female and non-binary drummers in Melbourne.

For this one off performance, Melbourne synth pop trio Cool Explosions are joined by Nat Grant on vibraphone and sound design, as well as Hey Drums! feature artist Tina Xuan Nguyen, in a re imagination of selected material from their recently released self titled mini album.

In the beautifully intimate Primrose Potter Salon at The Melbourne Recital Centre, the performance will also feature lighting and projection design by Kinetic Screen.

Cool Explosions and Hey Drums! present Arrhythmia
Saturday 15th June
Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Tickets here



Tina Xuan Nguyen


Dr Nat Grant


Colourful, hypnotizing, and rebellious... from the first bitcrushed synth blip I knew I was forever-hooked.
— Kick Kick Snare
That beat doesn’t quit. The soul doesn’t either.
— Dave Ruby Howe, triple j
Cathartic power... with driving drums and layers of escapist melodies.
— Pool Publication
God yes!
— Nkechi Anele, Triple j
a captivating blend of digi soul, downtempo and electronica.
— Big Shot Magazine




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