Art & Design


A Promise of Robots and Raving in Fitzroy

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As Melburnians, we have a few things built into our genetic make-up that make us different – a love of coffee, a keen-eye for finding the best food in the area we live in at minimal cost and, of course, a knack for finding live music at a moments notice.

Fitzroy is synonymous with Melbourne and has a reputation for being the heartbeat of the city’s music scene. This has fostered a community of musicians who play for the love of music and spectacle. 8 Bit Love are the embodiment of this scene, where irony is replaced with dancing because you feel like it and wearing costumes because, hey, who doesn’t like pretending they’re someone else for a night?

When asked what their up-coming residency at the Evelyn Hotel would be like, 8 Bit’s front man, Vito Lucarelli, replied “We’re doing theme nights, this Monday’s show (May 16) will be a Robo-Rave, we’re dressing up and making props for the stage”. But if you need more than just the promise of disco-robots to entice you, the boys of 8 Bit Love take a dance beat, punk vocals and inject it with more synth and catchy guitar licks than you can shake a keyboard at. Their latest EP Super Mario Lovers is a snapshot of quick, hard hitting tunes and the single You Like It recently earned them the coveted APRA songwriters award.

You can catch 8 Bit Love every Monday for the next three weeks at The Evelyn Hotel on Brunswick Street. Check out their infectious sound at


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