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LAUNCHPAD: WA’s biggest guide for local launches from Feb 28

28 Feb

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…

► Perth young guns and WAMAwards nominees Mosquito Coast launch their debut EP Television Love on Thursday 2 March at PIAF: Chevron Fest Gardens, Perth, supporting Margaret Glaspy and Frankie Cosmos.moreinfo

Set to release their seventh studio album and also begin their Australian national tour celebrating 25 years, catch multi-WAMAwards and ARIA winners The Waifs at  Perth Concert Hall Thursday 2 March.moreinfo

2009 folk category WAMAward winner and 2015 double WAMAward nominees, The Disappointed celebrate the release of their third EP titled Disappear Friday 3 March at Jack Rabbit Slims, amongst friends Salary and Yaqui Yeti. moreinfo

Hitting Badlands Bar Friday 3 March for their single launch for new track Gurzle will be local psych rockers Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, supported by The Weapon Is Sound, Western Kinsmen Of The Sun and Demon Days.moreinfo

Ecological electroswingers and previous WAM Song Of The Year winners Formidable Vegetable Sound System launch their new eco-friendly single Dad’s Dunny at this year’s Nannup Music Festival Friday 3-Sunday 5 March, with 90+ acts on board!moreinfo

Coping Mechanisms is the latest album to be released by garage rock band FOAM, supported by Childsaint Shit Narnia, The Pissedcolas, Original Past Life and Skullcave Saturday 4 March at Badlands Bar.moreinfo

► Multi WAMAward nominee and winner The Brow will be launching their latest single Echo Echo at both The Prince of Wales Thursday 9 March, and Amplifier Bar Friday 10 March, with local act Foreign Architects and more supporting their Perth show. moreinfo

► Big Orange scored a spot on the 2016 Kiss My WAMi CD and now they are set to launch their latest single at Four5Nine bar Friday 10 March , supported by Wanderers, Simone & Girlfunkle and Luke Dux & Atomic Lunchbox. moreinfo

► Motown, jazz and hip hop DJ and producer Charlie Bucket launches his album on Friday 10 March at Babushka, also with Tall Black Guy (from Detroit, also launching an album) plus more TBA. moreinfo

Singer-songwriter Scott Aitken and his band The DeLoreans is launching their new single ‘Green’ at Babushka Bar on Sunday 12 March.moreinfo

►Born and bred Perth musician, novelist, writer, performer Dave Warner has launched his latest album, ‘When’ at The Charles Hotel Friday 17 March. moreinfo

►Indie rockers Band of Missfits will be launching their album ‘Into the storm’ Friday 17 March at the Basso Hotel, supported by Paul McCarthy, The bonekickers and Wes Mayers and band. moreinfo

► Recent Wheatbelt Touring Circuit act, Joel Barker & The Low Company are launching ‘Uncharted’ Friday 17 March at The Odd Fellow with the help from Salary, Tashi Hall and Jordi.moreinfo

► Fuzz punk blues band and WAMAwards winners The Floors release their second album Beat It Down on Friday 17 March at Badlands Bar with support from Thee Loose Hounds, BATS and Oosterbangermoreinfo.

►Punk rockers Bläckwitch launch new album ‘Sealed in Blood’  Saturday 18 March at Prince Of Wales Hotel, featuring supports from Scalphunter, Scyatic and Witchcliff. moreinfo

► Multi WAMAward nominees Rag N’ Bone hit the stage at Jack Rabbit Slims Saturday 18 March for their album launch, A Handful of Ash. Joining them on stage will be local rages Dream Rimmy, HUSSY and Last Quokka.moreinfo


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