Poison City and Melbourne’s seminal punk-rock champs The Meanies are diving back into the vaults to re-master and re-issue their classic early releases, ‘Come N See’, ‘Gangrenous’, ‘In Search Of’ and ‘10% Weird’ on vinyl.
The Meanies LP reissue series will include the 1991 debut album ‘Come N See’, both ‘Gangrenous’ and ‘In Search Of’ EPs on a single Gatefold LP and the 1994 classic ‘10% Weird’ on 2xLP, remastered, repackaged and with select bonus tracks.
Forming in 1989, The Meanies’ catchy-as-hell, buzz-saw style of punk rock and a reputation for blistering and often dangerous live shows quickly gained a cult following across Australia. After releasing several sold-out 7”s via influential Melbourne indie label/ shop Au Go Go Records, The Meanies unleashed their debut album ‘Come N See’ in 1991 which saw the band tour consistently to growing crowds across Australia and perhaps most importantly, cultivating a large all-ages scene. As well as releasing the ‘The Meanie Of Life’ and ‘Televolusion’ compilation albums, the always prolific Meanies also managed to squeezed out the ‘In Search Of’ and ‘Cruelty’s Fun’ EPs between 1992-93, before heading to Seattle to record album number two. Spawning the singles ‘Conan’, ‘10% Weird’ and ‘Ton Of Bricks’, the release of the ‘10% Weird’ record in 1994 saw The Meanies become one of the Australia’s most popular alternative bands through the mid-90’s, scoring them supports with the likes of Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Superchunk and Fugazi.
Pre-orders available in coming weeks!
After taking a year off from their beloved backyard music festival, APPLECORE is kicking off this summer in style in the only way they know how - by putting some great bands in a fun location. This time around, taking to the water with a host of local talent on The Victoria Star!
Teaming up with Poison City Records, Applecore presents Hit The Hi-C’s! on Sunday October 19th for an afternoon cruise along the Yarra with an exceptional line-up of artists headlined by seminal Brisbane indie-punk legends SCREAMFEEDER as part of their “Early Years” tour. Joining them will be Poison City alumni DEEP HEAT, WHITE WALLS, FREAK WAVE, LINCOLN LE FEVRE and GEORGIA MAQ.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW - HERE!
Head over to Kill Your Stereo to stream The Gifthorse’s new album ‘Give My Body To This Town’ in full! STREAM HERE.
Pre-orders for the LP version are available HERE and will be ready to ship later in Sept. Unfortunately due to world-wide pressing plant delays, the LPs are running 3-4 weeks behind schedule. The album will be available digitally from SEP 5th.
Currently in Australia for the Bodyjar ‘20 Year Anniversary Tour’, iconic US indie/ punk band SAMIAM have just announced a special last minute headline show this Wednesday night (AUG 13) at The Reverence Hotel (28 Napier St, Footscray). Joining them will be FEAR LIKE US & FREAK WAVE. Doors 8pm - tickets on the door only. Don’t miss it!!
Extremely honoured to announce the forthcoming third album from THE SMITH STREET BAND, ‘Throw Me In The River’ is out OCT 31 via Poison City.
Throw Me In The River, the soon to be released third LP from Melbourne, Australia’s The Smith Street Band is multidimensional. Full of their trademark earnest storytelling, it too serves as a snapshot of the last few years of their hectic lives. Often dark but always honest, the album is a virtual passport to their global rise, with songs written in Winnipeg, Salt Lake City, Calgary, London, New York and North Melbourne amongst other places.
Since their 2010 inception, the band has done things their own way and at their own pace: full steam ahead, with Throw Me In The River no exception.
Nestling down in a cottage in the pristine surrounds of Forrest, in The Otways, Victoria, the album saw the band team up with Bomb The Music Industry’s Jeff Rosenstock as producer, Jonathan Low (The War On Drugs, The National) as mixer and once again work with close friends Matt Voigt (Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams) and Sam Johnson (Sunshine & Technology) to engineer the record.
Pre-orders coming soon!
To celebrate the recent vinyl re-issues of their first four classic albums via Poison City, Brisbane’s seminal indie-rock darlings Screamfeeder have announced a special run of shows. Delving back into their early years, Screamfeeder will playing tracks from their classic albums ‘Flour’, ‘Burn Out Your Name’, ‘Fill Yourself With Music’ and ‘Kitten Licks’. Tickets on sale now - SYDNEY TIX HERE & MELBOURNE TIX HERE
The Smith Street Band’s Wil Wagner has already had a tremendously busy 2014, and it’s about to get a whole lot busier!
Between recording the third LP with his band, touring the world and more recently, an inspired collaboration with TZU’s Joelistics, Wagner announces a tour of his own in celebration of a new forthcoming solo 12”/ EP, to be released later this year via Poison City.
Before returning to Europe and the UK, Wagner will set off across the country on his only solo tour for the year, bringing talented young Melbourne musician Georgia Maq along for the ride, on her most extensive tour to date. The daughter of musician Hugh McDonald of folk-rock group Redgum, Maq grew up surrounded by music and destined for a life on stage. Those dreams are slowly becoming a reality with the release of her debut 7” ‘With A Q’ via Jackknife Music.
Tickets on sale Friday July 11th from Oztix & Corner Hotel Box Office.
Jackknife Music & Poison City Records present….
With Special Guest: Georgia Maq
Aug 27 – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide
Aug 28 – Crowbar, Brisbane
Aug 29 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Aug 30 – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
Aug 31 – Transit Bar, Canberra
Sep 3 – Club 54, Launceston
Sep 4 – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Sep 5 – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Sep 6 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Sep 7 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Currently supporting Violent Soho on the second leg of their massive sold out Australian tour, Tasmania’s Luca Brasi have just announced a new run of headline dates for Sep/ Oct. The Get Sad See Mates tour will take in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Bunbury and Sydney, as well as stopping off to perform at Brisbane’s annual BigSound conference. Since releasing their celebrated ‘By A Thread' album earlier this year, Luca Brasi have toured nationally to raucous, sold out crowds, found themselves on TheMusic’s Top 25 Albums Mid-Year List and last week coming in at #11 on Triple J’s ‘Short.Fast.Loud’ Mid Year Report.
Tickets for Luca Brasi’s Get Sad See Mates tour - On Sale Friday July 11th 9am
LUCA BRASI - Get Sad, See Mates Tour 2014
AUG 29 - WYNDHAM YOUTH CENTRE, Melbourne (AA)
SEP 5 - PIRIE & CO. SOCIAL CLUB, Adelaide
SEP 6 - SPECTRUM, Sydney
SEP 10/11 - BIGSOUND, Brisbane
SEP 13 - THE LAB, Brisbane (AA)
SEP 13 - CROWBAR, Brisbane
SEP 20 - DING DONG LOUNGE, Melbourne
OCT 4 - CLUB 54, Launceston
OCT 10 - AMPLIFIER, Perth
OCT 11 - PRINCE OF WALES, Bunbury
In line with their upcoming tour alongside, Basement (UK) Melbourne’s alt-rock outfit APART FROM THIS have announced a brand new EP / 7”. Lead by the monstrous new track ‘Spinning’, the four songs were recorded with Sam Johnson (The Smith Street Band, The Bennies) and reveal a band who have truly found their feet, further expanding on the blend of gritty, dynamic post-hardcore and guitar driven 90’s rock first unleashed on their debut album ‘In Gloom’.
You can stream ‘Spinning’ HERE // 7” pre-orders HERE.