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LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches from August 1st

1 Aug

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…


► On Friday August 4, Apollo Zen will be launching their tape titled YOU at Babushka, with some Perth punk and hardcore legends including Territory, Nerve Quakes, Engage and No Future. moreinfo

Big Orange will be warming up the Odd Fellow on August 4th as they launch their debut album Streets, joined by Carla Geneve, Coco Blu and Telete.moreinfo

Moonlighter are descending on The Rosemount on Saturday August 5 to launch their new hipshaker single Loose Moods with support from Michael Dunstan, Demon Days and Midnight Goon. moreinfo

Indie-electronic act Angus Dawson will be releasing his much-awaited debut EP Ellesmere Street Saturday August 5 at Jack Rabbit Slim’s with Riley Pearce, Junokind and a Lilt DJ set.moreinfo

► Following a sellout launch of EP Fall Into Me,  reggae gypsy indie folk rocker Toby Beard is touring from Bunbury to Broome, starting at Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle on Saturday August 5 and finishing at Divers Tavern, Broome October 21 with a heap more dates and venues between, spanning all over WA!moreinfo

► On Saturday August 5 at The Bird, Women of Music Production Perth (WOMPP) are showcasing some of Perth female electronic music scene and sharing the night with a headlining act by percussionist/producer duo Feels, who will be launching the first single from their debut EP.moreinfo

► Folk/country acoustic rock artist Tracey Barnett kicks off the release of her new album, Heart Soul Feeling with an intimate concert at Sunday August 6 at Indi Bar in Scarborough joined by Perth percussionist Steve Richter,and WAM 2011 blues/roots song of the year winner Matt Cal.moreinfo

► On Thursday August 10 at Babushka, Alt-Folk singer/songwriter The MEeck will launch their newest album, joined by Conscious Dreamers and Erica Mac. moreinfo

► Get on down to see 3 piece alternative/punk band Kid Grandpa launch their self titled EP at Leederville HQ on Friday 11 August, with support from Godzealot, Scarlet Wave and Bass Lemon. moreinfo

► Perth space-rock trio Usurper of Modern Medicine are launching their Everything is Nothing Augmented Reality App and art Exhibition on August 11th, with live music from FEELS, Lana, DOUBLETHINK PRISM, Tactile AFmoreinfo

Errol H Tout, Mike Gorman and Eliot McCann have teamed up to create Luminous, a new album of innovative, interesting and fun instrumental guitar music  launching at Gate One at the Claremont Showgrounds on Saturday August 12 indie-folk group Simone and moreinfoGirlfunkle and drone pop’ duo Erasers will also be appearing.

►Go on a psychedelic ride with Dmtellic at their album launch at Badlands Bar on August 12th. They’ll be supported by The Volcanics, The Limbs and Moth. moreinfo

► Folk/americana duo Kings & Queens will be launching their album at the Laneway Lounge on August 16th. moreinfo

Sully will be bringing their indie-gazing new EP, For Whenever You Might Be,  to The Bird August 17th with Tanya Harper and Sly Withers.moreinfo

►Lead singer from TEIJ, moody, indie-pop singer,  Tahlia Jaye will be dropping her new, solo, single Chaos at El Grotto on Friday 18 August with special guests Ben Swanson and Lucas Jones. moreinfo

► 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.moreinfo

► Garage rockers The Ohmy Days are hosting a rockin’ party at The Rosemount Hotel on August 18th in celebration of their new single Too Well, ft Airline Food, Ryan Beno Spring Peaks + more tbamoreinfo.

► 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 Ellignton on August 23rd.moreinfo

► 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. moreinfo

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 themoreinfo Humble Bees.

►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 1st-14th. moreinfo

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.moreinfo

Acclaimed Perth MC Coin Banks has announced a 5-city national tour in support of his forthcoming Outside Looking In EP, landing at the Rosemount Friday September 15. moreinfo

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.moreinfo

On Saturday October 7, at Four5Nince, alt-metal act Lidahmer launch their debut self titled EP, with support from Second Hand Stoke, Applebite, The Beggars On Acid and Bayview Suspect.moreinfo





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