LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches from August 16
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, and beyond…
► Catch a massive double rock header at Western Kinsmen of the Sun and Spacey Jane‘s Heaven and Still Running double single launch on Friday August 18 at Mojo’s Bar, with supports Demon Days and Solomander.
► Local punkers and BIGSOUND showcasers Boat Show launch their new song The Big Smoke, bringing along supports Childsaint, Peter Bibby’s Dog Act and Worried About Lizards to The Bird on Saturday 19 August.
► After picking up WAM’s Song Of The Year for the World category, Jere Sosa will be launching some new tunes as well as playing his latest album Coming Back Home in Two Footsteps at The Ellington on Wednesday August 23.
► On Thursday August 24 at the Guildhall Event Space, North Fremantle, Deb Stitt launches her debut EP Mermaid supported by Bird & Boy and Providence Gospel Choir.
► Catch 4 piece pop punk rockers Why Even Try launch their most recent single More Than at YMCA at Leederville HQ on Friday August 25, with support from Shedhead, Crown Loser and Grey States.
► Alternative rock/horror blues gentlemen Foxton Kings are proud to present a new single titled Mookaite with a music video and limited cassette release. It all happens at Babushka on Friday August 25, with support from MOANA, The Limbs and Jay Wol Johnson and the Humble Bees, and Saturday 26 August at Clancy’s, Dunsborough.
► Combining grooving blues and roots with fierce guitar playing and powerful vocals, Ben Catley launches Strong Hands/Open Skies at El Grotto on Friday 25 August, with support from Luke Fox & Friends and Michael Dunstan.
► 2017 WAM Song of The Year Country winners Ralway Bell launch their next single Dear Friends with a little help from The Jaycos, Wayward Johnson & The Adjustment and Carla Geneve at The Bassendean Hotel on Friday 1 September.
►Stepping out from his role as frontman/guitarist with accomplished Perth indie-surf-rockers Stillwater Giants, Margaret River native Henry Clarke will be launching his debut EP I’m Saved around Perth and the South West September 1-14.
► Alternative rockers Pat Chow will be launching their new single Green Eyes’ from their long-awaited second LP on Saturday 2 September at Badlands Bar, with supports The Floors, Thee Loose Hounds, Flossy and Rinehearts.
► Perth indie quintet and ’16 Gozzy Rock winners Young Robin launch their new single Stay at Badlands Bar on Saturday 6 September, supported by RAKSHA, Iceage Sugar, J.F.K, Choking Stanley, Scarlet Drive, and Figurehead.
► Classic and harder edged pop punkers Lions and Lambs release How to Stick Around at The Boston on Friday 8 September, supported by Blindspot, Scarlet Drive, Nankasi and Kristie Butler of Joanie Get Angry.
► 2016 hip hop WAM award winner Marksman Lloyd returns with new single NOMO taken from the upcoming EP Portals, which he launches on Friday 8 September at the Rosemount Hotel (support from Premiss with Beckon and Hyclass, Benki Bjah, Silvertongue, and Bluntfield ft. Penny Purr & Yully), and on Saturday 16 September at Settlers Tavern (with Hyclass, Rae & Nat, and Beckon).
► Jazz funk/neo soul collective Demon Days are releasing their new single Killer Bees with Elli Schoen, Marlinspike, Post Depression Makeout Session and Nicole Filev at Badlands Bar on Saturday 9 September.
► Perth’s heavy folk-influenced melodic death metal band Claim The Throne deliver their epic fourth full-length album on Wednesday September 13 at Four5Nine. Two new music videos will also be playing on the projector screen, with special guests to be announced.
► Hot on the heels of smashing venues around Australia with The Amity Affliction, Perth metal outfit Make Them Suffer have announced tour dates in support of their brand new album; Worlds Apartworld, and are bringing along American heavy hitters Wage War and Melbourne maniacs Alpha Wolf to the Rosemount Sunday September 24.