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.
Following the exciting news that California’s Knapsack are headed to Australia for the first time this August to headline Poison City’s Weekender Fest, the band have now announced 3 additional dates while in the country. They’ll play Newtown SC (Sydney) on Wed Aug 20th, Crowbar (Brisbane) on Sat Aug 23rd and a second Melbourne show on Thu Aug 21st at The Reverence Hotel. Pre-sale tickets for Friday’s Weekender Fest show featuring Knapsack, The Bennies, Luca Brasi, Clowns, The Gifthorse and Apart From This (Aug 22nd at Corner Hotel) are very near sold out - the last few tickets are available from Poison City Shop/ Online and Corner Hotel Box Office/ Online.
In line with the Australian tour we’re also delighted to announce limited edition LP reissues of Knapsack’s classic 90’s albums ‘Day Three Of My New Life’ and ‘This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now’. Both albums have been remastered and repackaged and will be released on July 4th via Poison City. Pre-orders will be available in coming days from our E-Store www.poisoncityestore.com
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+)