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The Meanies celebrate 30 years as a band, 25 years since 10% Weird, announce national tour

28/08/2019
To hail 25 years since the release of their influential LP 10% Weird and a whopping 30 years as a band, Australian punk titans The Meanies have summoned the band back into Australia from all over the world to embark on a huge national tour, bringing acts like Tumbleweed, Civic, Glitoris and Dicklord along for the ride.

Treating punters to a live set stacked with tunes from their hefty back catalogue, the tour will kick off with a matinee show on Cup Day, Tuesday November 5 at the Corner, before zigzagging across Australia, playing shows in Castlemaine, NSW, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia.

It was May 1989 when The Meanies first moved their music out of their rehearsal space and onto the stage, and fast became notorious as the most unruly and savage punk act the country had seen. Countless live shows saw the band cultivate a formidable local following and play with a veritable stack of international heavyweights, like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Bad Brains and Beastie Boys, to name a few. 

Five years later and 10% Weird belted through the punk-rock stratosphere and into the laps of punk fans across the country. Released via Au Go Go, Munster Records (ES), Subway Records (DE) and Frontier Records (USA), the LP has long been regarded as the band’s magnum opus, an album symbolic of Melbourne’s chaotic beer-drenched punk-rock scene of the time and a record cited by countless bands as a major influence.

Fast-forward to 2019, and the band have flown into the country from all over the world to celebrate 30 years of recklessness, broken bones, excessive boozing and busted eardrums.

Tickets to The Meanies are on sale now.

30 YEARS OF THE MEANIES
(ALSO 25 YEARS SINCE 10% WEIRD AND PROBABLY A FEW OTHER MILESTONES)

Tues Nov 5
​Corner Hotel, VIC
Cup Day Matinee w/ Civic, Dicklord, Disco Junk
& Guest DJs The Chiko Molls
Tickets via Corner 

Fri Nov 8
Theatre Royal, VIC
w/ Glitoris & Drug Sweat
Tickets by Oztix

Sat Nov 9
River Rocks, Geelong
w/ Cosmic Psychos, Hard-Ons, Rocket Science and more

Sun Nov 10
River Rocks Rehab, Geelong

Fri Nov 15 
Caringbah Inn Hotel, Caringbah
w/ Tumbleweed & The Fangin’ Felines
Tickets via Caringbah Inn Hotel

Sat Nov 16 
Paddo RSL, Darlinghurst
+ Tumbleweed & Glitoris
Tickets via Oztix

Fri Nov 22 
Jive, Adelaide
w/ Numbskulls, Meatbeaters, NÄH
Tickets via Moshtix

Sat Nov 23 
Rosemount Hotel, North Perth
w/ Leeches! & The Last Quokka
Tickets via Oztix

Sun Nov 24 
Indian Ocean Hotel, Scarborough
w/ Dennis Commetti, The Mascara Snakes
Tickets via Oztix

Fri Nov 29 
Kingscliff Hotel, Kingscliff
w/ Tumbleweed
Tickets via Oztix

Sat Nov 30 
Valley Drive-In, Brisbane
+ Tumbleweed, Budd & Blussh
Tickets via Eventbrite

For media requests, interviews, promo ops and more, please contact

Cara Williams
cara@slowclap.com.au
0401 275 863

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Stompin’ RiffRaffs Aussie Tour

22/10/2018
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CHEERSQUAD presents Japanese 4 piece garage rock ’n roll band STOMPIN’ RIFFRAFFS who head to Australia for the first time ever with a whirlwind visit early November. Inspired by an invitation to perform at this year’s Viva La Gong Festival in Wollongong, the band said yes!!, a few more shows were booked and the band took a week off work!
Come and hear classics from the STOMPIN’ RIFFRAFFS album ‘A Man & Three Chicks’ and the singles Phantom Rock, Mondo Topless and Horror Show. Renowned for their wild live shows, some wild guests have also been booked to ensure these four shows are unforgettable.
You can catch the STOMPIN’ RIFFSRAFFS at:

THURSDAY 8th
Night Cat, Fitzroy (VIC)
w/ INTOXICA + Mesa Cosa
Tickets here
Facebook event

FRIDAY 9th
Vic On The Park, Marrickville (NSW)
+ Los Tones + Bone Graft
Facebook event

SATURDAY 10th
Viva La Gong Festival, Wollongong (NSW)
www.vivalagongfestival.org

SUNDAY 11th
Special Surprise End of Tour Party!!

Stompin’ RiffRaffs

In their words…. STOMPIN’ RIFFRAFFS, formed in Tokyo in 2006, are comprised of three chicks—Rie (bass), Miku (keyboard and theremin), and Saori (drums)—and fronted by their man Nao (guitar and vocals). They have been regular fixtures of the Tokyo underground since their inception and regularly tour around their native Japan while still finding time to play internationally with regular frequency.
STOMPIN’ RIFFRAFFS combine all the elements of the golden age of ferocious rock and roll without sounding simply derivative, providing irrefutable proof that despite their homeland being known for propriety, orderliness, and manners, these Nipponese can still hit as hard and fast as anyone else.

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Minibikes New Single!

17/10/2018
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Minibikes return with the bumper sticker inspired single ‘Magic Happens’ due for release on Cheersquad Records & Tapes on Friday 26 October.

Listen and buy ‘Magic Happens’ here.

Who are they? Minibikes are a one-man band with 8 arms and 8 legs. Marcel Borrack calls the shots and his band pulls out the stops. What? Who cares! Marcel went on a mystical pilgrimage communing with wizards and learning the art of the silken song. Mixing up a cocktail of dolphin disco, the new single is a journey of love and redemption that’s ‘magical, physical AND spiritual’. With co-producer Tim Harvey (Jade Imagine), Minibikes serve up tidal synth textures layered with yearning guitars and a pinch of the Steely Dan’s.

Minibikes – Marcel Borrack

At this time of year, it’s not unusual to read about songs that “ooze summer vibes” but this single comes with a serious warning…Slip Slop Slap! And watch out for falling coconuts.

Minibikes will be launching ‘Magic Happens’ on Saturday 3 November at The Merri Creek Tavern in Northcote. Free entry.

Facebook event

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Jasmin Kaset & QuicheNight’s new album ‘Tuxedo’

16/10/2018
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Cheersquad Records & Tapes are pleased to announce the release of Nashville songwriter Jasmin Kaset & QuicheNight‘s new album ‘Tuxedo’ on Friday November 2. Coming out on two continents: on vinyl on Cheersquad (AU) and on cassette on Yewknee Records (US). The album is available to pre-order now.

Jasmin Kaset is the daughter of acclaimed Nashville songwriter Angela Kaset and is also a member of synth-pop outfit You Drive, and Birdcloud, the unabashedly raunchy, pointedly provocative country duo currently touring Australia performing a handful of headline shows and also appearing at Out On The Weekend.

Jasmin Kaset

Jasmin Kaset’s new album ‘Tuxedo’ was written and tracked in 2017 and 2018 as a collaboration with prolific rock and roll musician, Brett Rosenberg of Quichenight. ‘Tuxedo’ is to be released as a fully visual record.

Buy here

The first single of Tuxedo: