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Our Golden Friend x Melbourne Museum team up to bring you a very special 'Nocturnal' featuring Jade Imagine, RVG, Jess Ribeiro, and Totally Mild

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Melbourne label and artist management collective Our Golden Friend has teamed up with Melbourne Museum for a very special edition of Nocturnal

For the first time at NocturnalTotally Mild bring their re-imagined lounge pop to stage with delectable glamour. This alt-pop four piece are armed with dreamy yet drenched in melancholy tracks fresh from their highly-anticipated second album, Her (out now via Chapter Music).  Produced by James Cecil (Architecture in Helsinki, Super Melody) expect heart-pulling woozy ballads thanks to vocalist / guitarist and songwriter Elizabeth Mitchell, Zachary Schneider (guitar), Lehmann Smith (bass) and Dylan Young (drums). Her has been met with rave reviews, sending the band on a whirlwind USA and UK tour (including showcasing at the prestigious SXSW) and an Australian tour to follow in May and June.

Continuing the powerful vocal poignancy, Jess Ribeiro will bring to the stage compassionate self-conscious narratives, musically traversing an incredible range of genres. Her debut album Kill It Yourself(out now via Barely Dressed Records) was produced by the acclaimed Mick Harvey (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey) and was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize in 2016, as well as earning Ribeiro two nominations in The Age Music Victoria Awards. Fresh off the heels of a successful stint at SXSW, Ribeiro is prepping to release her follow-up album later in the year.

Since performing at Nocturnal in August 2017, RVG have re-released their debut album A Quality of Mercy (out now through Our Golden Friend/Island Records) to critical acclaim and received four nominations in The Age Music Victoria Awards. Soaring even higher in 2018, they've conquered the influential SXSW Music Festival and been nominated for four AIR Music Awards.  Centred on singer-songwriter and namesake Romy Vager, this four-piece band including Reuben Bloxham, Angus Bell and Marc Nolte are back to kill it again with their witty and existential post-punk influenced rock.

Rounding out the evening will be Jade Imagine, a stalwart of the indie scene with their What The Fuck Was I Thinking (out via Milk! Records) released in April 2017.  Fronted by Jade McInally (previously Tantrums, Teeth & Tongue and Jess Ribeiro), the band currently features Liam ‘Snowy’ Halliwell (The Ocean Party) on bass, producer/guitarist Tim Harvey (Emma Louise, Real Feelings) and James Harvey (Teeth & Tongue) on drums. Along with their showcases at SXSW this year, the band has scored some exciting support slots with The Pretenders, Angel Olsen, and Benjamin Booker. 

Merging music with science and humanities, Nocturnal welcomes everyone 18+ to tour the exhibitions (with drinks in hand!), gaze upon collection treasures and speed-meet Museum experts who will be scattered across the gallery spaces. 

For those brave enough, the Museums Victoria Live Exhibits team will have on display golden silk orb-weavers and other impressive species demonstrating all-things-bling. Richard Marchant (Senior Curator, Terrestrial Invertebrates) and Simon Hinkley (Collection Manager, Terrestrial Invertebrates) share sparkly examples from the galaxy of entomology and join Dermot Henry (Deputy Director Sciences) as he showcases the geology of GOLD.  Learn how scientists use gold to scan microscopic creatures from beneath the sea with Lupita Bribiesca (PhD Student, Marine Biology) and Ricky-Lee Erickson (Assistant Collections Manager, Vertebrates) revealing golden marine invertebrates, including worms and sea stars. 

Revellers can also head downstairs to worshippers of gold in Vikings: Beyond the Legend, an exhibition from the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm which features more than 450 original artefacts telling the true story of these often-misunderstood Scandinavian celebrities. Pick up a ticket when you purchase your early bird Nocturnal ticket from the Melbourne Museum website.

Explore the entire Museum with galleries open till midnight, including the next innovative superstars from VCE and VET with Top Designs 2018, and a look at Australian fashion which has defied convention with You Can’t Do That  (presented by the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival).

Nocturnal invites guests to rediscover wide-eyed wonder, unearth stories and revel on the dance floor at Melbourne Museum.  

Friday 4 May, 7pm to midnight
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton
Tickets: Nocturnal - Early Bird $25 / On the Door $35 (+ bf)
Nocturnal + Vikings - Early Bird $39 / On the Door $49 (+ bf)
Discounts for concessions

Grab your tickets here: https://museumsvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/whats-on/nocturnal//tickets/

For more information visit: museumsvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/whats-on/nocturnal/

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