Australian musicians announced earlier this week the formation of the new supergroup Thrillsong. Following the Hillsong COVID-19 restrictions fiasco, Thrillsong is ready to ‘take bookings for religious and sporting events’.
Thrillsong features a wide variety of performers who will no doubt appeal to fans of different musical tastes and also perhaps religious preferences.
The list: Montaigne, Thandi Phoenix, Alex the Astronaut, The Jungle Giants, Annie Hamilton, Art vs. Science, CC:DISCO!, Confidence Man, Dune Rats, Hatchie, Illy, Jack River KLP, Lime Cordiale, Odette, Peking Duk, Set Mo, Stace Cadet, Sycco, and What So Not.
“Coming to Australia, this summer, the biggest supergroup to ever grace the shores of this Great Southern Land. Thrillsong… Immune to all usual government regulations and COVID policies. Because…* Thrillsong will be performing live exclusively to huge crowds at churches, sports stadiums, racetracks, casinos, private islands… But, absolutely no festivals, no pubs, no clubs, or regular music venues. Because that would be different??”
The Church of Latter-Day Australian Musicians.
Twitter’s Vaxxed Sewer Rat subsequently responded with an inspired ticketing plan.
“And never mind a ticket price, we just tithe your income for the rest of your life! And we don’t even have to pay tax.
“I think you’re onto something: The Church of Latter-Day Australian Musicians.”
⛪️INTRODUCING THRILLSONG ⛪️
We’re ready to play your next religious or sporting event in NSW. feat –@whatsonot@jack_river@thejunglegiants@syccoworld@confidenceman_@dunerats@limecordiale@illy@email@example.com
AND MORE pic.twitter.com/9JH9LcL5SJ
— peking duk (@pekingduk) January 13, 2022
Hillsong singing and dancing
The formation of Thrillsong is a response to news that unmasked Hillsong members sang and danced at a church camp despite a NSW ban on music festivals.
This was yesterday south of Newcastle at Hillsong’s summer camp. Singing and ritual are part of faith (inc mine) but on any test this is an indoor music festival. As the live music industry again is forced to cancel gigs this 👇 was entirely legal. Is that fair? #nswpol pic.twitter.com/Ogp30eER03
— Elliot Stein (@ElliotJStein) January 13, 2022
However, some posters suggested COVID-19 restrictions alone were not to blame. Once again, The Shovel nailed it.
NSW police have demanded Hillsong stop playing music. Nothing to do with COVID. The music is just fucking awful.
— The Shovel (@TheShovel) January 13, 2022
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