LAUNCHPAD: WA’s best guide for local launches_From Sep 29
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…
►Doom rock band PUCK will launch their EP ‘Dead To The World’ on Friday 30 September at Badlands Bar, with supporting acts French Rockets, Unravel, Appollo Zen, Ohm Rune and Giant Dwarf.
►Post punk band DIY Rainclouds will launch their EP ‘Prevention’ on Friday 30 September at YMCA HQ, with supporting acts Cloning the Mammoth, Moth and Deli Days.
► Perth’s own DIY, anti-fascist proto-punks Last Quokka launch their much anticipated self-titled debut EP on Saturday 1 October at The Bird, with supporting acts Bells Rapids, HUSSY and Heebiejeebies.
►Ecological electroswing Formidable Vegetable Sound System release their new single and music video “KIMCHI” on Sunday 2 October at Swan Valley Adventure Centre.
►Rockers Imperials launch their debut EP ‘Get Off On The Ride’ on Friday 7 October September at the Capitol, with supporting acts Odlaw, Buzz Aldrin and the Second Best and The Slippery Gypsies.
► ’90s indie rock kids Sugarchild launch their comeback album ‘Dangerous‘ on Friday 7 October at The Odd Fellow, with support from Luke Dux + Atomic Lunchbox.
►Rebellious surf rockers Caravãna Sun will perform their new single ‘Open Up’ which will setup their upcoming LP ‘Guerrilla Club’ on Saturday 8 October at the Fremantle Arts Centre, with supporting act Michael Trisca.
►Anomalous rock bandits Bats will release their new EP Saturday 8 October at Bar459, with supporting acts Pat Chow, The Nectars and Joe Bludge.
► 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.
► WAM award winning hip-hop six piece The Brow launch their single ‘Circles’ on Friday 14 October at El Grotto, with supporting acts Bri Clarke and NDORSE.
► 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.
► 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.
►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.
► 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.
►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.
► 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 Dahl
►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.
► 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.
►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.
► Rock ‘n’ Roll party boys The Southern River Band launch their latest album on Saturday 19 November at Jack Rabbit Slims, with support acts TBA.
► 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 Bucket.
►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.
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