The Round-up – Thursday September 21st, 2017
Today we have new music from Slowly, Slowly, a video clip from Mermaidens, new song from Lazertits, after parties for Til The Wheels Fall Off and the lineup for Country Daze.
Foo Fighters / Weezer tour on sale tomorrow
Downtown Boys – ‘Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)’ video clip
On The Record – Big League
Four Year Strong announce Australian tour dates
Nancy Vandal Sydney ‘Debriefing Room’ show this weekend
(21) Max & Iggor Cavalera + Skindred @ Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane [Lic/AA]
(21) Shonen Knife + I Heart Hiroshima + The Stress Of Leisure @ The Zoo, Brisbane
(21) Gravemind + Blind Oracle + Windwaker + The Gloom In The Corner @ The Workers Club, Melbourne
(21) Motionless In White + Crown The Empire @ The Gov, Adelaide [Lic/AA]
22nd – CHELSEA WOLFE – Hiss Spun [iTunes] [CD] [Vinyl]
22nd – CIRCA SURVIVE – The Amulet [iTunes]
22nd – THE MOVIELIFE – Cities In Search Of A Heart [iTunes] [CD] [Vinyl]
22nd – KING PARROT – Ugly Produce [iTunes] [CD] [Vinyl]
22nd – SLEEPING WITH SIRENS – Gossip [CD, Vinyl & Bundles]
22nd – ENTER SHIKARI – The Spark [iTunes] [CD] [Vinyl]
22nd – MASTODON – Cold Dark Place [iTunes]
22nd – SATYRICON – Deep Calleth Upon Deep [iTunes]
22nd – FOOD COURT – Good Luck [iTunes]
22nd – METZ – Strange Peace [iTunes] [CD] [Vinyl]
22nd – COUNTERPARTS – You’re Not You Anymore [iTunes] [CD] [Vinyl]
22nd – UFOMAMMUT – 8 [iTunes]
22nd – MERCURY SKY – Infra [iTunes]
22nd – THIS PATCH OF SKY – These Small Spaces [iTunes]
22nd – BRITISH INDIA – Forgetting The Future [iTunes] [CD]
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The first track unveiled from the split comes from Lazertits. Their contribution, ‘Lil Sister‘ offers three minutes of sweet relief from a society filled with patriarchal, heteronormative bullshit. Melodic, interweaving riffs lead you down a slippery path into a chorus imbued with all the fist-punching elation of early 90s alt-rock anthems. It’s the sonic equivalent of hugging your mates at a gig and telling them everything is going to be ok.
Swim Team guitarist Sammy Wass comments;
“‘Lil Sister’ is such a banger, when I listen to it in my headphones as I’m walking down the street, it gives me that empowered feeling like I wanna stick the middle finger up to anyone who gets in my way!”
Listen to ‘Lil’ Sister‘ below.
The track will appear on their forthcoming second album, due out early 2018.
Speaking on the single, Ben Steward comments;
“the song is a stream of consciousness, equal parts self-loathing and self-pity. I wrote it in my car on my phone in about 4 minutes. I guess that’s why it kind of sucks.“
They launch the single on Friday 6th October at Howler in Melbourne before heading out on tour with Something For Kate next month.
Watch a video for ‘Aliens‘ below.
‘Sunstone‘ is a 70s inspired tupperware party of post-punk and grunge. It’s taken from their recently released second album, ‘Perfect Body‘.
The trio will play RAD in Wollongong on Saturday afternoon, Botany View Hotel in Sydney on Saturday night, Melbourne next Wednesday 27th at The Tote and Lacklustre HQ in Canberra on Saturday 30th September before ducking back to Melbourne to play The Gasometer on Sunday 1st October.
Watch the new video below.
Headed up by Rocket Science and Cable Ties, the line-up also includes Mod Con, The Pink Tiles, TV Haze, Flour and Fee-B Squared on DJ duties, converging on the historic Theatre Royal in Castlemaine – Saturday November 11th.
Tickets are on sale now from Oztix.
Expanding on a diverse local lineup that will bring belting punk rock, melodic indie and bittersweet pop to Launceston, the festival has unveiled the lineups for their previously announced day shows on Saturday 14th October, including breakfast at The Gunners Arms with Lincoln le Fevre, Zzzounds and Lilyana Sanoe, plus an afternoon matinee at The Workers Club featuring Tom Lanyon (Ceres), Luke Thomas, Pat Broxton and Isla Ka.
After parties will be held at The Worker’s Club each night, with an exclusive DJ set by Luke Henery (Violent Soho) on Thursday night, Jack Mclaine performing on Friday night, and The Wedding Pingers performing pub rock covers plus Luca Brasi DJs jumping on the decks to close out the festivities on Saturday night.
Mermaidens photo by Evangeline Davis.
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