Whatever mindset you find yourself in, don’t go to this weekend’s Coda shows expecting an average night in queer Sydney. The musicians of Coda and their friends aren’t planning tops-off muscle-boy tits-out dance frenzies. They’re more likely to get you on the floor.

Coda have released their long-awaited five-track For Our Animal Friends. It’s a return of their classical fuck-up style with a few moments of pop, a few moments of folk.

Their shows this weekend will be interesting and fun and silly, member Nick Wales says. It’s all about not doing just the usual band gigs.

Coda have invited a range of friends along to contribute extra fun, interest and silliness. Among these are DJ Seymour Butz who will play on Friday night, and DJ Gemma from Club Arak who is performing on Saturday night. They’ve also got a range of performance artists including Gurlesque’s Imogen Kelly to put on shows and an interactive video peep show for the non-faint of heart.

The members met 10 years ago while studying classical music at university. They took a step sideways and left the concert halls to make their own brand of music.

At this weekend’s shows the band will play two sets of classical slash electronic slash worldly music, Nick says, to officially launch For Our Animal Friends.

The Coda Peep Show will take place on Friday and Saturday 17-18 September from 8pm, and Sunday 19 September from 6pm. Seymour Butz will perform Friday, Gemma Saturday and DJ Meem on Sunday. Tickets are $20 on the door and it’s BYO booze and cushion. The shows are at Madam Lash’s Kirk Gallery, 422 Cleveland St, Surry Hills.

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