CLOWNS have just announced their first New Zealand tour, kicking off January 30th & 31st in Auckland - followed by shows in Wellington and Hunterville. CLOWNS will also be appearing at the highly esteemed 'Camp A Low Hum' festival in Wainuiomata.
'I'm Not Right' CD/ LP/ digital is out now via Poison City Records
Almost 4 years on since the release of their much loved debut album, Melbourne’s RIBBONS PATTERNS are officially back in action. With a new line-up, the Donnie Dureau (Blueline Medic) fronted group will head to Hobart this week to start recording album number two with label mate and producer Lincoln Le Fevre. The new RIBBONS PATTERNS album is due out July 2014. For updates and info, visit HERE
Click HERE to stream RIBBONS PATTERNS 2010 ‘S/t’ album.
THE SMITH STREET BAND have just announced they’ll be returning to UK/ Europe this April/ May, touring alongside their US buddies RESTORATIONS and Austrian band ASTPAI. As recently announced, they’ll also be playing this year’s Groezrock Festival in Belgium. For full dates/ details head to www.thesmithstreetband.com
Melbourne’s kings of stoner party jams, The Bennies have returned from Asia re-energised, re-invigorated and ready to embark on their second national tour in just six months. Reluctant to pause for breath, the four-piece will take brief respite over Christmas before charging into 2014 to hand-deliver their summer party vibes to regional and metro audiences alongside grunge brothers Apart From This. They’ll also be dropping in on two of Australia’s biggest summer festival dates, Push Over and Soundwave.
Their second album Rainbows In Space received a totally raucous reception upon release in November. The Music was quick to deem the album “one of the best Aussie releases of 2013”,while SF Media urged its readers to board “an amazing trip through the barriers of genres”.triple j threw lead single HighRider on high rotation, Short.Fast.Loud listeners voted the album in at #6 in the End Of Year polls, and Blunt Magazine administered their tick of approval, suggesting “Anybody who says ‘Winners don’t do drugs’ hasn’t heard of The Bennies”.
Head HERE for all dates/ details!
Extremely excited to announce LUCA BRASI’s forthcoming second album 'By A Thread' is set for release on March 14th 2014. The album was recorded in their home state of Tasmania by good friends Nic White and local legend Lincoln Le Fevre, then mixed in the US by veteran producer/ engineer Matt Bayles (Pearl Jam, Murder City Devils, ISIS). You can stream the brand new track ‘Borders & Statelines’ HERE and pre-orders for the CD/ LP version will be available early in the new year.
To celebrate the new album, LUCA BRASI will be hitting the road during March/ April for a run of shows that also includes appearances at BREATH OF LIFE and PUSHOVER festivals. For a majority of the dates they’ll be joined by Byron Bay trio POSTBLUE. For dates and details head HERE
Having only just returned home from a exhausting 71 date tour, taking in 10 countries and playing to thousands of new fans while supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls through the US/ Canada, our restless warriors THE SMITH STREET BAND have announced an exciting run of homeland shows during March 2014. Equally as awesome is that they’ve invited along Philadelphia punk-rock foursome THE MENZINGERS and Perth’s GRIM FANDANGO for the ride.
Tickets for all shows go on sale HERE from Monday December 16. Don’t miss out!
Blunt, bleak and ragged, Harmony mine their creative obsession for ballads and songs about loss.
Having released an AIR nominated debut album, three 7” singles, and played countless live shows across the country, we’re extremely proud to announce that Harmony’s long-awaited 2nd album, Carpetbombing will be released on February 7, 2014 via Poison City.
Carpetbombing was recorded and mixed by Lyngcoln, who has since racked up a number of credits recording the likes of Spinning Rooms, Batpiss, Hoss, Spite House, The Nation Blue and The Ocean Party, as well as the first Harmony album.
This release diverges from the band’s much-loved debut, in that the power of the harmonies is fully realised and not as much of an afterthought. With the band now a cohesive unit, Lyngcoln was able to write using the full power of Harmony’s line-up, allowing for more ambitious song writing and arrangement.
In order to match the calibre of Harmony’s previous collaboration with Tom Waits’ legendary guitarist Marc Ribot, Harmony introduce Carpetbombing with spoken word performed by national treasure Don Walker (Cold Chisel, Tex, Don & Charlie). In addition to this critical collaboration, Carpetbombing features a wealth of bonus material, with all 15 songs being reinterpreted by a wide range of artists including Adalita, Qua, Heinz Riegler, Mick Turner, Max Crumbs, Spinning Rooms, Summer Flake and more.
“It’s church for the kind of people who would never dare set foot in one.” – The Vine
“One of Melbourne’s best kept secrets” – themusic.com.au
Pre-order HARMONY ‘Carpetbombing’ LP/ CD now via POISON CITY E-STORE
While in Melbourne later this month for Poison City’s Ten Year Anniversary Shows, THE GIFTHORSE have announced they’ll be playing an extra show - Sat Dec 21st at The Public Bar. The show will be the official launch of their ‘Collection' LP (out Dec 20) and also features Byron Bay's POSTBLUE, plus locals FREAK WAVE and REGRETS. Show starts at 8pm and tickets on the door only - very limited capacity so be early to avoid missing out!
THE GIFTHORSE ‘Collection’ LP/ digital is out Dec 20th via Poison City Records.
HARMONY have been announced on a huge bill for the inaugural ‘Port Royal Street Party' - happening Sat Jan 18th on Fennell Street in Port Melbourne. With one outdoor stage and a spectacular local line up of bands also including COSMIC PSYCHOS, THE MEANIES, SPINNING ROOMS, AUSMUTEANTS, BATPISS, STRAIGHT ARROWS and BITS OF SHIT, the Port Royal Street Party promises a great day of live local music, food, booze and side-show shenanigans, all set against the backdrop of Melbourne City.
Tickets on sale now - click HERE for info.
HARMONY ‘Diminishing Returns’ 7”/ iTunes is out now via Poison City Records.