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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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EVEN 25 Years Anniversary Tour

30/07/2019

Australia’s seminal indie-pop-rock trio EVEN have just turned 25 and to celebrate, the band have announced a string of headline gigs around the country before their national tour dates with long-time pals, The Dandy Warhols.

It’s been a quarter of a century since singer-songwriter / guitarist Ashley Naylor, drummer Matthew Cotter and bassist Wally Kempton first took the stage at North Fitzroy’s Empress of India Hotel, and seven studio albums later, the band have earned a solid reputation as one of the country’s most adored indie bands emerging from the ‘90s.

Significant rotation on triple j and frequent national and international touring saw Even amass a devoted and long-term fan base, who fast became charmed by the band’s sparkling guitar melodies and splendid power-pop hooks.

Kicking off in Melbourne on Thursday September 26 at Howler, The EVEN 25 Years anniversary tour will see the band cross over to Marrickville Bowlo on Friday September 27, before settling into Adelaide’s Jive Bar on Saturday October 12. Alongside the Dandy shows, EVEN will also perform at Scene & Heard Festival in Brisbane and Newcastle.

Tickets to the EVEN 25 Years Anniversary tour are on sale now. Stay tuned for more news from the EVEN camp soon.

EVEN – 25 Years Anniversary Tour

EVEN 25 Years Anniversary Tour

Thu Sept 26
Howler Melbourne, Melbourne
Tickets via Moshtix

Friday Sept 27
Marrickville Bowling Club, NSW
Tickets via Oztix

Sat Oct 12
Jive Bar, Adelaide
Tickets via Moshtix

Sat Nov 2
Scene & Heard Festival, Brisbane QLD
Tickets here

Sun Nov 3
The Forum Melbourne (with The Dandy Warhols)
Sold Out

Wed Nov 6
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (with The Dandy Warhols)
Tickets here

Sun Nov 10
Scene & Heard Festival, Newcastle NSW
Tickets here

Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide EVEN 25 Years Anniversary Tour Facebook events.

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Snout’s Circle High and Wide first time on vinyl – Limited Blue Edition

07/06/2019

For the first time ever, SNOUT on vinyl, who’d a thunk it! Nineties pop maestros SNOUT return from the blue to reissue their classic album ‘Circle High and Wide’ on vinyl and digitally on all the usual platforms on Cheersquad Records & Tapes. Pre-order the album now! The first 100 copies are on blue vinyl and set aside for pre-order people only. Get ‘em while they’re hot! Releases date is June 28, 2019.

Snout – Circle High and Wide
Snout – Circle High and Wide. Limited Edition Blue Vinyl, 100 copies only!
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Rinehearts Can’t Do Nothing album tour

22/05/2019

CHEERSQUAD presents…

Rinehearts (WA)
‘Can’t Do Nothing’ Album Tour

Rinehearts ‘Can’t Do Nothing’ tour May-June 2019

Friday 14th June
The Aardvark, Fremantle, WA
w/ special guests

Friday 21st June
Kalamunda Hotel, Kalamunda, WA

Friday 28th June
The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC
w/ New Rock Syndicate (Japan), Thee Cat Burglars and Broad Arrows

Friday 28th – Saturday 29th June 2am
Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy, VIC

Saturday 28th June
The Espy Basement, St Kilda, VIC
w/ special guests

Sunday 30th June
The Old Bar, Fitzroy, VIC
w/ Cakefight, Thee Cat Burglars and Thee Cha Cha Cha’s

Perth Power pop trio Rinehearts celebrate the release of their new album this June!

With an overall sound best described as a cross between The Replacements and Reigning Sound, Rinehearts have been delivering catchy tunes since forming in 2016. Long-time friends Guitarist and Vocalist Ben Ward, bass player Mitch Long and drummer Ross Di Blasio’s raw sound and memorable melodies quickly gained the attention of U.K label No Front Teeth Records who put out the band’s first 7” EP ‘Try Your Luck’ in December that same year.

Fast forward 12 months, and after trialling and refining new songs with local audiences, the band once again settled into Ross’ living room to record their debut album ‘Can’t Do Nothing’. The end result is 11 tracks that seamlessly bounce from one to the next, with distinct influences ranging from the sound of the latest single ‘You Don’t Have To Lie’, to 60s Stems/Byrds inspired numbers like ‘Can’t Seem to Help Myself’ and ‘Oneway Road’ to the undeniably captivating lead single and title track from the album ‘Can’t Do Nothing’.

Rinehearts album ‘Can’t Do Nothing’ is available here

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Nick Craft instore at Rocksteady Records

21/05/2019

This Friday May 24 at 6PM, Rocksteady Records is stoked to host an instore packed with melodic muscle as Sydney songsmith NICK CRAFT unleashes his debut solo album ‘Minerva’.

Perhaps best known as songwriter, musician and front person for the psychedelic rock band Sidewinder, Nick is hitting Melbourne for a series of gigs with Paul Dempsey at The Gasometer Hotel (Wed May 22 – Sunday May 26).

This performance is free, wheelchair accessible and all-ages are welcome

This event will be taking place on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations. We pay our respects to elders past and present, and we acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

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Nick Craft supports Paul Dempsey for 5 sold out shows!

21/05/2019
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Nick Craft is supporting Paul Dempsey for a 5 day run of sold out shows at the Gasometer Hotel in Melbourne.

Perhaps best known as songwriter, musician and front man for the psychedelic rock band Sidewinder, Nick recorded ‘Minerva’ with his brother and former band mate, Martin. The brothers formed Sidewinder as teenagers in the 90s, before releasing several acclaimed albums, and constantly touring the Hume Highway live circuit and as a fixture on festival line-ups including The Big Day Out and Homebake.

This record marks the first time they have worked together since Sidewinder, this time in very different capacities. Martin took on the roles of producer and arranger, taking Nick’s lyrically-driven songs performed on an estate sale nylon strong guitar into a new realm with his understated and sophisticated string arrangements. These arrangements were recorded with a crack squad of musicians in Los Angeles, using players who are more used to working on film soundtracks or with high profile artists such as Father John Misty, Quincy Jones or Brian Wilson.

The first single from the release is ‘No Silver Lining’, which Nick suggests is: ‘a song that does its best to argue that we should maintain our optimism, even in the face of a world that suggests optimism never pays off. It’s somewhere between a love song from an optimist to a pessimist, and a work of self-help, depending on what time of day I listen to it…’

For this song and the remainder of the album Nick has drawn on a diverse and disparate array of influences. Of his musical influences, he says: ‘While I don’t think I’ve been a slave to any one example, I’ve certainly drawn on the canonic examples of Leonard Cohen or Nick Drake, trying to drive a deep and reflective channel with my lyrics, and move them as close to poetry as I’m able to do… which is perhaps odd, given that I started off in music wanting to work in the My Bloody Valentine tradition of wanting to obliterate the lyric…’

‘I’ve also been inspired by the quiet examples of singers who’ve laboured in obscurity and quiet domesticity–like Sibylle Baier singing into a tape recorder after work just for herself, or Anne Briggs who chose to live a life away from the microphone…’

Tracks from ‘Minerva’ will be accompanied by videos edited from old films that have lapsed out of copyright: ‘In the case of No Silver Lining, it’s shows a woman waking up, removing a skull from a cupboard and throwing it out of the window, only to find it’s returned to the same place. Which is pretty much a good analogy of the circuit this song is trying to break…’ 

‘Minerva’, the 9-track debut album from Nick Craft is available from Bandcamp and online retailers.

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Paul Dempsey’s website

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Money For Rope’s European Tour 2019

16/05/2019
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Money For Rope are off to Europe for shows in Germany, Austria, Switzerland & the UK to celebrate the release of their album Picture Us.

16th May Cafe Galao Stuttgart DE
Facebook event

Money For Rope, London 23 May

17th May Club Stereo Nurnberg DE
Ticket link
Facebook event

18th May Manic Str. Parade Munchen DE
Ticket link
Facebook event

20th May John Montagu Innsbruck AT
Facebook page

23rd May Boston Music Room London UK
Ticket link
Facebook event

Money For Rope at Dot to Dot Festival

24th May Dot to Dot Fest Manchester UK
25th May Dot to Dot Fest Bristol UK
26th May Dot to Dot Fest Nottingham UK
Dot to Dot website
Ticket link
Facebook event

28th May Ziegal Oh Laco Zurich CH
Facebook event

29th May Coq D’or Olten CH
Ticket link
Facebook event

30th May Grabenhalle St. Gallen CH
Facebook event

1st June Way Back When Festival Dortmund DE
Festival website
Ticket link
Facebook event

3rd June Tsunami Club Koln DE
Ticket link
Facebook event

4th June Monarch Berlin DE
Ticket link
Facebook event

6th June Molotow Hamburg DE
Ticket link
Facebook event

7th June Ostpol Dresden DE
Ticket link
Facebook event

8th June Orange Blossom Special Festival Beverungen DE
Festival website
Facebook event



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EVEN THIS AUTUMN

21/02/2019

An EVEN gig is a rare beast these days; as Ashley Naylor once wrote and often sings, life gets in the way. So let us rejoice one and all at this announcement of a few EVEN shows coming up very, very soon in mid March.

EVEN’s latest album ‘Satin Returns’ is still out there setting records for the EVEN group as it’s gained their best reviews and highest sales of anything released by the band to date. Be sure to grab yourself a copy from the band’s website.

EVEN are big fans of Sydney band THE LAURELS and have been trying to do a gig together for quite some time now and finally it’s going to happen! Thursday 14th at the Factory Floor in Marrickville. Bewdy! Get your tickets through SABO. Melbourne poptarts SMALLGOODS will be special guests of EVEN at the Gaso on Saturday 16 along with DJ Jane Gazzo and on Sunday 17 at the Evelyn, RocKwiz Orkestra member CLIO RENNER plays the role of special guest along with Money For Rope drummer Christoper Ray on the steel wheels as DJ Spikey Boy. Ticket links below. See you at the bar.

EVEN THIS AUTUMN

THURSDAY 14th March
Factory Floor
Marrickville (NSW)
With guests THE LAURELS
Doors 8pm
Tickets thru SABO
Facebook event

SATURDAY 16th March
The Gasometer
Collingwood (VIC)
With guests THE SMALLGOODS + DJ Jane Gazzo
Doors 8pm
Tickets thru OzTix
Facebook event

SUNDAY 17th March
Evelyn Hotel Rooftop
Fitzroy (VIC)
Kid friendly show, under 12s free
With guests CLIO RENNER + DJ Spikey Boy
Doors open 3pm
Tix thru OzTix
Facebook event

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Money For Rope launch ‘Actually’ single and video

15/02/2019

Album #2 from Melbourne surf, soul, garage punk rock band MONEY FOR ROPE is called “Picture Us” and was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by the band themselves in a house by the sea in Victoria, Australia over summer ’15/’16.

This track, “Actually”, was the first track written for this record. We started it staying in a small Air BnB flat in Berlin owned by someone who worked for a music products company; there was an upright piano in a beautiful first floor apartment in an old building. We could spend our evenings in the middle of a hot summer heat wave playing battery amps and piano with the windows wide open listening to the sounds of Kruezberg below. We would wander around the city late at night, wondering how we became fortunate enough to be here, when the secret to ourselves was, just that we had always wanted to.”

“Picture Us” is set to be released March 2019 on German label Haldern Pop Recordings and Australian label Cheersquad Records & Tapes, with distribution in the UK by Forte & in the US by Cobraside.

Buy here
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Rinehearts launch ‘Can’t Do Nothing’ single and video

06/12/2018
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Perth power pop trio Rinehearts have announced the release of their forthcoming single ‘Can’t Do Nothing’ and the companion video, set to be released through Cheersquad Records & Tapes on Friday December 7.

With an overall sound best described as a cross between The Replacements and Reigning Sound, Rinehearts have been delivering catchy tunes since forming in 2016.   Long-time friends Guitarist and Vocalist Ben Ward, bass player Mitch Long and drummer Ross Di Blasio’s raw sound and memorable melodies quickly gained the attention of U.K label No Front Teeth Records who put out the band’s first 7” EP ‘Try Your Luck’ in December that same year.

Perth power pop trio the Rinehearts

This undeniably captivating latest single ‘Can’t Do Nothing’ is the band’s first new material since the EP release and is the title track from their forthcoming debut album, set to be released early 2019.  The companion video was shot and edited by the band in November 2018 at Musgrove Studios Western Australia.  ‘We shot the video on an old school Sony Hi8 camera that was fished out of a skip bin that was brand new in the box. It’s been a fun camera to use and has some cheesy in-camera effects that we messed around with.’

Buy track here
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