the re-mains hail from the far north coast of nsw, where in the bastion of their green hills they are singlehandedly leading the charge to rescue country music from the quagmire of slavish american-aping it has become. reinvention is not a word to be bandied about lightly, but in their two year career the re-mains have taken their country rock'n'roll hybrid all over the nation, from splendour in the grass to the tamworth country music festival via the northern territory and the inner city enclaves of the capitals. now championing the cause of 'country dub', the re-mains come to wagga with a fresh take on reggae, dub and country that threatens to obliterate previous conceptions of all three mediums. pedal steel, banjo, drums and bass never sounded so surreal, nor so gooooood.