10
Jul

WIL WAGNER ANNOUNCES SOLO TOUR!


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….
WIL WAGNER
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

10
Jul

LUCA BRASI ANNOUNCE SEP/ OCT TOUR!


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

04
Jul

NEW APART FROM THIS 7” / EP OUT AUG 1st


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.

25
Jun

THE GIFTHORSE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM - OUT AUG 22


Brisbane’s punk-rock powerhouse, The Gifthorse are officially back in action with a brand new album due out Aug 22 via Poison City. Titled ‘Give My Body To This Town’, the new record was tracked and mixed at The Shed Studio (Violent Soho, Screamfeeder) with Mark Perry and mastered by Alan Douches at WWSM, NY.

Having disbanded in 2010, The Gifthorse reunited on several occasions before officially announcing their reformation at last year’s Poison City Ten Year Anniversary Shows, also coinciding with the release of their ‘Collection' LP (Poison City).

Give My Body To This Town' takes up right where their cult classic 2009 EP 'From The Floor Up' left off; an infectious blast of 90's influenced skate-rock, huge droning guitar melodies and the unmistakable every-man lyrics of charismatic frontman, Shane Collins.

11
Jun

LOCAL SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED FOR VIOLENT SOHO TOUR


An awesome mix of local supports have been announced for Violent Soho’s massive July tour. The Smith Street Band and Luca Brasi will both be joining Violent Soho on select dates and opening bands include White Walls, Freak Wave, Grim Fandango, Paper Arms, Roku Music, Ceres, High Tension and more. All shows are now sold-out, except Thu July 17th at Hi Fi Bar Melbourne. Last remaining tickets for this show on sale via Oztix.

05
Jun

THE SMITH STREET BAND HITTING THE STUDIO FOR ALBUM #3


Following their recent sold out Australian tour and having just returned from an extensive adventure through the UK and Europe, our road weary wanderers, The Smith Street Band have announced plans to hit the studio to record album number three.

The band has revealed the new album will be recorded at Melbourne’s iconic Sing Sing Studios as well as a secluded location in the Otway Ranges. The follow up to 2013’s five track EP Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams will be recorded with Matt Voigt and Sam Johnson, and produced by Jeff Rosenstock, frontman of now defunct US act Bomb The Music Industry!

Relentless touring has seen The Smith Street Band slowly winning over the world, with the past few years seeing the band play all over Australia, China, Europe and the United States. The most recent trip to Europe included sold out shows throughout the UK and a mainstage appearance at Belgium’s Groezrock festival. Having just landed back on home soil The Smith Street Band play a run of sold out Australian dates with Brisbane mates Violent Soho prior to commencing work on the new album.

We’re delighted to announce The Smith Street Band’s forthcoming album will be out via Poison City Records later this year. Stay tuned for details!

02
Jun

SAMIAM ASTRAY LP RE-ISSUE ON POISON CITY


In line with their upcoming Australian tour this August, we’re stoked to announce a limited edition LP reissue of SAMIAM’s classic ‘Astray’ album. Produced by Tim O’Heir (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr) and originally released in 2000 on Hopeless/ Burning Heart Records, many regard ‘Astray’ as SAMIAM’s finest record, featuring infectious punk-rock gems like ‘Sunshine’, ‘Mud Hill’, ‘Mexico’ and ‘Dull’. The LP reissue will be a one time only pressing of 300 copies on Half Silver / Half Red Wine coloured vinyl. Pre-orders will be available in coming days from Poison City’s E-Store.

SAMIAM will make their second visit to Australia this August, teaming up with Blueline Medic and Clowns to support BODYJAR on their massive 20th Anniversary Tour. Tickets on sale now & selling fast!

15
May

PITY SEX - AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES


Heading to Australia for the first time this August as part of Poison City’s annual Weekender Fest, Michigan’s fuzz-pop darlings PITY SEX have also announced a short run of East Coast dates. They’ll be supported on all dates by Byron Bay/Melbourne scuzz-rock trio POSTBLUE

Hailing from Ann Arbor, MI, Pity Sex specialize in foggy, lo-fi noise pop and fuzzed-out, blown-speaker walls of sound, all with their own midwestern emo subtleties. Situated somewhere at the convergence of Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth and Hum, the bands quietest moments are defeated reflections with plaintive instrumentals. It’s loudest are desperate cries washed in searing, reverby overdrive.

PITY SEX - Australian Tour 2014
With special guests: POSTBLUE
AUG 23 - Poison City Weekender Fest, Melbourne *Sold Out*
AUG 25 - The Old Bar, Melbourne
AUG 26 - Yours & Owls, Wollongong
AUG 28 - Newtown SC, Sydney
AUG 29 - Crowbar, Brisbane

Tickets on sale Friday May 16. Don’t miss out!

14
May

MERE WOMEN - YOUR TOWN ALBUM OUT JULY 25


We’re thrilled to announce Poison City is teaming up with Sydney’s post-punk trio MERE WOMEN to release their forthcoming second album ‘Your Town’ on July 25th. You can stream the new track ‘Our Street’ here www.poisoncityrecords.bandcamp.com

"Pulsating with dark, dreamy tones and restless energy, Mere Women are the stuff of late nights, fuelled by wine, words and brooding sounds. The unique & multi-faceted ‘Your Town’ album will further solidify Mere Women as one of Australia’s most engaging underground acts."

12
May

THE SMITH STREET BAND RETURNING TO UK/ EUROPE IN OCTOBER


While still currently on an extensive tour of mainland Europe with Restorations, our jet setting warriors The Smith Street Band have today announced they’ll be returning to UK/ Europe to support The Menzingers on their ‘Rented World’ tour this October. Tickets on sale soon - hit The Smith Street Band Facebook page for details.

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

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