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NEWSLETTER: Chris Wilson is #1

February 5, 2021
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We are so enormously excited and proud that the new and expanded edition of Chris Wilson’s ARIA-nominated 1994 Australian Blues & Roots classic ‘Live at the Continental’ has debuted #1 on the ARIA Vinyl chart, #1 on the ARIA Jazz & Blues chart, #2 on the ARIA Catalogue Album chart, #6 on the ARIA Australian Artists album chart, and #19 on the actual ARIA Album chart! Not to mention #1 on the Australian iTunes Blues chart and #2 on both the AIR 100% Independent Album Chart and the AIR Independent Label Album Chart!

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NEWSLETTER: New Nick Batterham single out today!

January 28, 2021
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Nick Batterham‘s beautiful single ‘No Perfect Man‘ is out today! It is the first single of Nick’s forthcoming album ‘Lovebirds’, coming out this May on Cheersquad Records & Tapes. Available digitally on your preferred platforms and for sale through Cheersquad. Have a listen, watch the video and buy No Perfect Man here.

Nick’s undeniable fervour for composing immersive, visceral atmospherics is again paramount on ‘No Perfect Man’. Performed and recorded by Batterham with Ben Wiesner on drums, and featuring strings by David Berlin, Zoe Black and Christopher Moore, with Cor Anglais by Michael Pisani, ‘No Perfect Man’ blends residual classical elements of recent works with poignant lyricism and intimate storytelling. Always managing to extract the immense from the minimal, Nick’s delicate arrangements of rich orchestration and vivid colour paints bright lights and deep shadows like a Caravaggio. Ripeness turns to decay. ‘The centre could not hold,’ Batterham sings, echoing the words of Irish poet W. B. Yeats from a century ago. Nick’s double tracked octave vocal describes the co-existence of our inner and outer voice. Joined in chorus by long-time collaborators Kelly Day, Nick Murray and Jethro Woodward, ‘No Perfect Man’ is a compelling and exciting first taste of Batterham’s forthcoming sixth studio album.

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NEWSLETTER: Gigs are back + Chris Wilson and EVEN out today

January 22, 2021
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Can’t help but think ‘it’s gonna be a good year’ when the first two CRT releases are as good as these two today.

We’re feeling pretty chuffed down Cheersquad way to be able to bring you Chris Wilson’s ‘Live at the Continental‘ for the first time on vinyl and to have a bit of fun with Even and their collection of covers from over the years, ‘Down The Shops’. The response to both releases so far has been overwhelmingly positive and you’ve gotta be happy with that.

Then to be able to follow it up with the majestic ’No Perfect Man’ from the forthcoming Nick Batterham album ‘Lovebirds’, what’s not to crow about!

Here’s to 2021 and great music – there’s a ton more to come folks.

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Gigs

XMAS EVEN 2020

November 26, 2020
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XMAS EVEN usually comes but once a year but wait, there’s more in 2020.

This year, thanks to you know what, capacities are strictly at an all time low so XMAS EVEN comes by FOUR TIMES! That’s right, four times.

Monday 21 and Wednesday 23 December, the Corner Hotel, Richmond plays host to an early XMAS EVEN show from 5pm and a later show from 9pm both days, tickets from cornerhotel.com

Special guest Clio Renner will be opening up each show and may very well join the Even group on stage for a few numbers.

Expect some new, mostly old and the occasional surprise as the band will be highlighting songs from different albums each night.

As mentioned, numbers are strictly limited so best get in quick!

Thanks and merry xmas y’all.

Buy tickets for Monday 21 Dec 5pm early show here.

Buy tickets for Monday 21 Dec 9pm late show here.

Buy tickets for Wednesday 23 Dec 5pm early show here.

Buy tickets for Wednesday 23 Dec 9pm late show here.

Releases

Nick Craft – New Limited Edition Splatter Vinyl

August 19, 2020

Nearly two years after the release of Nick Craft‘s solo album Minerva, Nick has pressed the album on a sensational looking, limited edition, splatter vinyl. Minerva is also available on black 180gr vinyl and on CD. The vinyl comes with a download card for a free digital download.

Nick Craft – Minerva – splatter vinyl

1 Dance In The Fire
2 No Silver Lining
3 Leaves
4 Among The Ruins
5 What Did I Know About Love
6 There Is A Light
7 Shade Turning
8 The Ones Who Leave
9 Circle Of The Sun

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.

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DELIVERED – Live Streaming Festival

March 31, 2020
Delivered – Live Streaming Festival, 4 April 2020.

⭐️ EVEN LIVE STREAMING ⭐️
DELIVERED – Live Streaming Festival

Music and comedy lovers across the country who have seen tours, festivals and live shows cancelling in recent weeks can look forward to a new festival this weekend, and they can enjoy it all from the comfort of their own homes!

Featuring acclaimed solo artists Alex Lahey, Bob Evans, (Jedediah front man Kevin Mitchell), Ali Barter, Henry Wagons, indie favourites EVEN and internationally acclaimed blues singer C.W. Stoneking. As well as this there will be something for the kids with the Teeny Tiny Stevies.

They’ll be joined by four talented local comedians including Andy Saunders and Sami Shah for a night of live entertainment connecting Victorians through music, comedy, inspiring stories and advice from experts on dealing with isolation.

Streaming is free, although viewers will be encouraged to make a donation by purchasing a ticket through Oztix to view the stream which will help support the creative industries impacted by the coronavirus, including artists, managers, sound engineers and support staff. Tailored beverage packs from bushfire impacted regional wineries will also be on sale for delivery to enjoy during the festival.

Compounding the bushfires which hurt many regional communities, coronavirus social distancing measures means these towns are further isolated, making it harder to raise funds and continue the rebuilding and recovery efforts.

Regional towns across the country impacted by bushfires, drought and the ongoing coronavirus restrictions will be able to enjoy a night of live streaming music and comedy to help connect communities during these trying times.

Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes welcomed the announcement of the Delivered, Live Streaming Festival with a host of music and comedy acts streaming live performances to regional communities all over Australia.

The Delivered, Live Streaming Festival has been launched in partnership with Handshake Agency and will be the first live streaming festival in support of our regional communities.

The stream will go live at 5pm on Saturday 4 April at www.deliveredlive.com.au.

Tickets available here

News Releases

Meanies – 25 Live!

October 23, 2019

It wouldn’t be a Meanies anniversary without some new vinyl hitting the shelves, so to commemorate their 30 years, the band has unearthed a special live recording from their last birthday bash.

The result is 25 Live – a recording of their cracking 2014 set at The Hi-Fi Bar in Melbourne. Featuring an exhaustive setlist of bona fide Meanies classics, 25 Live features numbers from their earliest singles through to their most recent output.

25 Live is released on LP and all digital platforms via Cheersquad on Friday November 1 and will be available at all shows and all good record stores.
Pre-orders available via Cheersquad.

The Meanies, 25 Live
Cheersquad
Friday November 1

1. Lyin’
2. You’re Pathetic
3. Inside
4. Our New Planet
5. Round in Circles
6. Scum
7. Sorry ’bout the Violence
8. There’s a Gap
9. Kill
10. Ton of Bricks
11. Keep a Balance
12. Feed The Dog

Gigs News

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

August 28, 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

Gigs News

EVEN 25 Years Anniversary Tour

July 30, 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.

News Releases

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

June 7, 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!