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LAUNCHPAD: WA’s best guide for local launches_From Oct 14

14 Oct

There’s constantly a heap of sweet new tunes coming out of WA, and LaunchPad is here to fill you in on the latest single, video, EP and album launches from local acts of all genres over the next fortnight…


Rock band Vida Cain will launch their new album ‘Yeah Nah’ on Friday 14 October Badlands Bar, with supporting acts The Caballeros, Liam Naughton, The Educators and more. moreinfo

WAMAward winning hip-hop six piece The Brow launch their single ‘Circles’ on Friday 14 October at El Grotto, with supporting acts Bri Clarke and NDORSEmoreinfo.

► Perth punksters Dan Cribb and The Isolated release the B-Sides from their debut release ‘As We Drift Apart’ (and pay tribute to Li’l Sebastian) on Friday 14 October at Hen House Live, with support act Hearts Apart.moreinfo

► Shoe-gaze extraordinaires  Dream Rimmy will launch their new single ‘Landslide’ on Saturday 15 October at Mojos Bar, with supporting acts FOAM, The Spunloves, Moistoyster, The Body Boys, Oosterbanger and Lana.moreinfo

Raw lyrics swinging hip hopper Kogz’s long-awaited sophomore album ’Trash Talk (Music For Mud Crabs)’ will be officially launched Saturday 15 October at Jimmy’s Den, joined by Sever & Complete, Inveigh Slang and Intrusive Thoughts. moreinfo

 Indie queen on the rise Elli Schoen is going on a national tour to release her new single ‘Mumma‘, stopping at Jack Rabbit Slim’s on Saturday 15 October with support from Iceage Sugar and Kopano. moreinfo

Pop rock band Gold Suns will release their debut EP ‘Shades’ on Friday 21 October at The Odd Fellow, with supporting acts Michael Savage Band, Moonlight Wranglers and Jeff Strong.moreinfo

Indie bandits Em Burrows and The Bearded Rainbow release their debut EP ‘Solitary Sounds’ on Friday 21 October at Mojos Bar, with supporting acts Moon Puppy, Marlinspike, Diger Rockwell, MAJUMBA, Jonny Burrows of Fox Scully and more TBA.moreinfo

WAM award winners Rag ‘n’ Bone will launch their latest single ‘Last Kind Words’ on Friday 21 October at Badlands Bar, with supporting acts FOAM, Nerve Quakes and Mung Dahlmoreinfo

►ARIA and WAM Award crushing hip hop artist Drapht will be on his SEVEN MIRRORS ALBUM TOUR‘ when he plays on Friday 21 October at The Prince Of Wales Hotel and Saturday 22 October at the Capitol, with supporting acts Dylan Joel and Marksman Lloyd.moreinfo

Mysteria Maxima Media are throwing a party to celebrate the release of their new counter-culture variety mag on Saturday 22 October at Badlands Bar, featuring Usurper Of Modern Medicine, Tomás Ford, Ohm Rune, King Zog and The Mockery. moreinfo

Contemporary Electro French Pop outfit G*REY teams singer-songwriter Geraldine Rey with producer Dan Gullaci, releasing her new single ‘SENTIR‘ on Saturday 22 October at the Bonjour Perth French Festival. moreinfo

WAMAward nominees Verge Collection launch their EP ‘Open Plan Living‘ on Saturday 22 October at The Bird, with supporting acts Segue Safari and Dennis Cometti. moreinfo

►Neo soul artist Vanessa Hopes will launch her debut album ‘FREE’ on Friday 28 October at The Game Sports Bar, with supporting acts Beni Bjah, Jamahl Ryder, Traditional, Cortext, Phil Bartlett – Bartlett Brothers and Rhys Tito.  moreinfo

Funk-Jazz group, Flyball Gov’nor launch their ‘Monopoly’ single on Friday 28 October at the Bassendean Hotel, with supporting acts Choking Stanley, Discordians and The Transnational Crash.moreinfo

► Manic punk rockers and multi WAMAwards nominated act Hideous Sun Demon‘s long-awaited second full length LP ‘Industry Connections‘ is getting released on Friday 28 October at Jack Rabbit Slim’s, with support from Verge Collection, Spaceman and The Kramers. moreinfo

Alt-folk, country four-piece The Little Lord Street Band release their sophmore EP ‘Walk With Me’ on Saturday 29 October at Badlands Bar with supporting acts Lucy Peach, Leoh and Demon Days.moreinfo

Kooky anti-folk mates WABISABI are ready for you to eat their new EP ‘Leftovers’ on Sunday 30 October at The Good Shepherd, with Littlefair, Xanthea and Creatures of Habit. moreinfo

► Post-emo quartet Spilt Cities, post-hardcore outfit Sail On! Sail On! and indie rockers Odlaw (aka all damn ace acts!) all launch new singles at Jimmy’s Den on Friday 4 November as a part of #WAMFest’s Friday Showcases, with support from Wooly Mammoth. moreinfo

WAMAwards-winning pop/rock singer-songwriter Timothy Nelson (The Kill Devil Hills, High Horse) launches his debut solo album ‘Words Like Young’ with a new band and special guests in tow at this year’s Fremantle Festival on Saturday 5 November.moreinfo

Folk-punk-ska trouble makers King Of The Travellers launch their new EP ‘Pros and Cons‘ Saturday 12 November at Mojos Bar, with supporting acts Shit Narnia, Salary, Yokohomos, Lincoln MacKinnon & the Wrecking Train and DJ Blake Hayt.moreinfo

ARIA and WAMAwards-winning legends Birds Of Tokyo are going on a national tour to release their new heavier, darker sounding album ‘Brace‘, stopping at Metro City on Thursday 17 November with support from Strangers and Pat Chow. moreinfo

Rock ‘n’ Roll party boys The Southern River Band launch their latest album on Saturday 19 November at Jack Rabbit Slims, with support acts TBAmoreinfo.

Afro-Kreol powerhouse Grace Barbe launches her latest video and vinyl for ‘Afro-Sega (Tony Allen remix)’ on Saturday 19 November at Mojos Bar, featuring DJ Charlie Bucketmoreinfo.

Local folk pop queen and multi WAMAwards-nominated Lucy Peach is releasing her new EP ‘Bomb‘ at Fly By Night on Friday 25 November, with support from Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics and Damian Crosbie (Panda Band). moreinfo

► Freo psych-rock outfit Datura4 are set to launch eagerly awaited second album ‘Hairy Mountainin a massive night at Mojos Bar, Saturday 3 December.  moreinfo

Singer-songwriter Abbe May will be performing her new album ‘Doomsday Clock’  on her Doomsday Clock Tour on Friday 16 December at Jack Rabbit Slims, supporting acts to be announced. moreinfo

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