14
Apr

FREAK WAVE - DEBUT ALBUM OUT JUNE 6



Melbourne’s Freak Wave have announced they’ll release their debut album, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ on June 6th via Poison City.

A tsunami of head-nodding scuzzy rock, Freak Wave’s debut long-player, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, blends myriad influences and decades of musicianship into one hell of a racket. Recorded in the familiar surrounds of the Reverence Hotel and mixed by their good friend Michael ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald (The Smith Street Band) ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ follows on from the band’s 2013 ’Self Titled’ 12” / EP which saw Freak Wave score a swag of recent supports slots alongside the likes of Sebadoh, Lemuria and Cheap Girls.

Listen to the lead track ‘Shoot For The Cure’ here: www.poisoncityrecords.bandcamp.com

Pre-orders for the LP will be available from Poison City E-Store this Wednesday.

Freak Wave have also announced a short run of East Coast dates to launch the album during June - teaming up with the likes of Hoodlum Shouts, Mere Women, Tape/ Off and The Gifthorse. Dates/ details here soon: www.facebook.com/allwrappedupinthefreakwave

10
Apr

WEEKENDER FEST 2014!



It’s on folks! Weekender Fest 2014 - Melbourne - AUG 22, 23, 24. Tickets on sale April 17. Beyond stoked to announce the 2014 line-up for our annual music fest (family reunion!): KNAPSACK (USA) | PITY SEX (USA) | THE BENNIES | LUCA BRASI | THE GIFTHORSE | CLOWNS | HARMONY | LINCOLN LE FEVRE | POSTBLUE | FEAR LIKE US | WIL WANGER | HOODLUM SHOUTS | TOY BOATS | PAPER ARMS | GRIM FANDANGO | INFINITE VOID | HIGH TENSION | APART FROM THIS | CERES | TAPE/OFF | FREAK WAVE | ROKU MUSIC | MERE WOMEN | STOCKADES | INITIALS | TED DANSON WITH WOLVES | DEATH MOUNTAIN | REGRETS

08
Apr

Postblue have unleashed a brand new clip for the track ‘Pig’. The song comes from ‘I Hope They’re Praying For Me’ album out now on Poison City. Postblue will wrap up their national launch tour w/ Luca Brasi this weekend in Tasmania - dates below:

LUCA BRASI // POSTBLUE // FREAK WAVE
FRI APR 11 - Brisbane Hotel - Hobart
SAT APR 12 - Secret Show - Hobart (All-Ages Arvo)
SAT APR 12 - The Pav - Launceston (** Note - last minute venue upgrade!)

06
Apr

Poison City Weekender Fest - Do You Remember 2011? Announcement for 2014 is not far off folks! Dates for this year are locked and loaded for AUG 22-23-24th. Time to check your annual sick leave allowance and cheap interstate flights!

01
Apr

VIOLENT SOHO / THE SMITH STREET BAND - JULY TOUR!



Brisbane’s Violent Soho and our hard working boys, The Smith Street Band have just announced they’ll be teaming up for a huge July tour, taking in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. These shows are sure to sell fast - don’t miss it!

Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 4 April from www.violentsoho.com

Thu 3 July – The Bakery, Perth (18+)
Fri 4 July – The Gov, Adelaide (All Ages)
Sat 5 July – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (18+)
Fri 11 July – Manning Bar, Sydney (18+)
Sat 12 July – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane (18+)

31
Mar

Poison City Weekender Fest - Do You Remember? 2010. D.I Wireless revisits highlights/ interviews from Weekender Fest 2010 - featuring Leatherface, Break Even, Fires Of Waco, Wil Wager (& The Smith Street Band). Weekender Fest 2014 announcement coming soon!

27
Mar

In the lead up to our 2014 announcement for Poison City Weekender Fest, we’ll be posting a series of short video clips highlighting the event over the past 5 years. The videos have been lovingly created and compiled by our good buddy Rohan @ D.I Wireless. We’re kicking things off with a look back at the first official Weekender Fest in 2009, featuring SAMIAM, BODYJAR, A DEATH IN THE FAMILY and more….

WEEKENDER FEST 2014 dates are now set for AUG 22-23-24th. Time to check on those cheap interstate flights folks!

04
Mar

With only one week remaining until The Smith Street Band kick off their Australian tour with The Menzingers (USA), the band have unveiled a new film clip for the song "Don’t F*ck With Our Dreams.” Shot by friend Andy Johnson over three months while on tour all over Europe & North America, take a five minute glance into the hectic touring schedule TSSB never let up on.

Kicking off in Brisbane next week, the 15-date Australian tour has already seen sold out signs in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney, with all other shows not far behind.

This will be your last chance to catch The Smith Street Band live in the near future, unless you’re planning on heading to Europe, where the band will return to in April for a 34-date tour alongside Philadelphia’s Restorations and a spot on Belgium’s huge Groezrock Festival.

The Smith Street Band and The Menzingers tour starts March 13. For all show and ticket info visit: www.thesmithstreetband.com

03
Mar

SCREAMFEEDER VINYL REISSUES


As announced last week, we’re extremely honoured to be teaming up with seminal indie-rock darlings, Screamfeeder to re-issue the band’s entire album discography on vinyl!

The project will run over 2 years, with a chronological release schedule of the band’s 6 studio albums as well as 1999’s covers EP Home Age. The records will be re-mastered and released in limited edition runs of colour and black vinyl (one pressing only for each album). From today we’re offering pre-order bundles, containing multiple albums and a small selection of long out-of-print Screamfeeder t-shirt designs.

If Screamfeeder passed under your radar during the 90’s - and fuzzy, indie-rock (think Husker Du, Guided By Voices, Pavement etc) is your thing - now is a good time to discover one of Australia’s musical treasures.

Special pre-order packs are available now via PCR E-STORE

Screamfeeder’s 1992 debut ‘Flour’ and the seminal ‘Burn Out Your Name’ LP will be out May 2nd, with ‘Fill Yourself With Music’ and ‘Kitten Licks’ due later in 2014.

25
Feb

PUSH ON FEST! THE SMITH STREET BAND / THE BENNIES / LUCA BRASI



Pushing on from the unfortunate cancellation of the esteemed all ages event Push Over, The Smith Street Band are proud to present Push On Fest!

Still taking place on the Victorian Labour Day public holiday – Monday March 10th, The Smith Street Band will play Phoenix Youth Centre in Footscray with friends and fellow Push Over acts The Bennies, Luca Brasi and Max Goes To Hollywood.

In addition to the four Push Over bands, American sweetheart Max Stern (Signals Midwest/Meridian) & LaTrobe Valley’s finest punk rock trio Rockenspiele will complete the line-up.

The huge all ages event still carries the buzz of a festival, taking place just days before The Smith Street Band kick off an Australian headline tour, Luca Brasi gear towards the release of their highly anticipated album By A Thread and The Bennies draw to a close their momentous Knights Forever tour.

Tickets on sale HERE

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Poison City is an independent record label, distribution and skateboard/ record store based in Melbourne, Australia.

Our retail store is located at 400 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

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