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
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
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+)
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.
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